USAF PDG Exam Guide
The 2017-2019 Professional Development Guide (PDG) is used to determine if Airmen should be promoted to higher ranks. Candidates should reference the Military Knowledge and Testing System (MKTS) Chart in the Professional Development Guide to see what you need to study for each specific test: SSgt, TSgt, MSgt, SMSgt, CMSgt.
Chapter 1: Air Force Heritage
Chapter 2: Enlisted History
Chapter 3: Organization
Chapter 4: Air Force Doctrine, Air and Space Expeditionary Force (AEF), and Joint Force
Chapter 5: Emergency Management Program
Chapter 6: Standards of Conduct
Chapter 7: Enforcing Standards and Legal Issues
Chapter 8: Military Customs, Courtesies, and Protocol for Special Events
Chapter 9: The Noncommissioned Officer
Chapter 10: Leadership
Chapter 11: Officer and Enlisted Evaluation Systems and Civilian Performance Program
Chapter 12: Training and Education
Chapter 13: Resource Management
Chapter 14: Communicating in Today’s Air Force
Chapter 15: Personnel Programs
Chapter 16: Wing Support
Chapter 17: Dress and Appearance
Chapter 18: Fit Force
Chapter 19: Security
Chapter 20: Air Force Knowledge (Not Tested in 2017-2019 Promotional Cycle)
Chapter 21: Organizational Management
Chapter 22: Human Resource Development
Chapter 23: Critical Thinking and Decision Making
Chapter 24: Studying Effectively (Not Tested in 2017-2019 Promotional Cycle)
Chapter 25: Your Legacy as An Air Force Professional Starts Today (Not Tested in 2017-2019 Promotional Cycle)
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