Situational Judgment

The Situational Judgment portion of the AFOQT explores your ability to reason via interpersonal situations frequently encountered by officers. Each situation is followed by two questions. For the first question, choose the MOST EFFECTIVE response to the situation at hand. For the second question, choose the LEAST EFFECTIVE response to the situation. You may only choose one answer per question, regardless of how similarly effective or ineffective potential responses may appear to be. Responses are scored relative to the consensus judgment of experienced U.S. Air Force officers.

You will have 35 minutes to complete this 50 item subtest.

Have a look at the following situational judgment example:

You are aware a group of airmen in your squadron are bullying a female pilot on social media. They are not sexually harassing her, but intimidating her, and you think it is affecting her confidence. You also know that reporting bullying can actually make things worse for the victim, especially for women in the military.

Possible Actions:

  1. Approach the men who are bullying the pilot without informing the pilot. Let them know you will report them if they do not stop the behavior.
  2. Approach the pilot and offer your support. Offer to talk to the bullies and/or their superiors on her behalf, but do not take action without her consent.
  3. Approach the pilot and offer your support. Let her know that the men need to be reported for her sake and for others’ and that you will report them if she doesn’t.
  4. Report your concerns to your superior officer and ask him take the initiative.
  5. Do nothing. It’s none of your business.

Select the MOST EFFECTIVE action (1-5) in response to the situation.

Select the LEAST EFFECTIVE action (1-5) in response to the situation.

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Answers: ME: 2; LE: 5