COURSE: WMSS 101 Air Force Civil Engineer Basic Course for ANG/Reserve ForcesOBJECTIVE: For each student to comprehend the Air Force Civil Engineer structure, core competencies and processes. Students shall be able to apply engineering, installation support and bed-down planning principles in support of assigned missions. This course provides the foundation for further education and development. DESCRIPTION: This is a mandatory course for all National Guard and Reserve Civil Engineer officers to receive the 32E3X AFSC. The course consists of four weeks of Web-based video lessons, assignments, learning checks, and discussion interaction between students and course directors via the Blackboard e-education platform (approximately 10 contact hrs per week), followed by thirty-six (36) resident academic days at AFIT. The four weeks of distance learning provide an overview of the Air Force Civil Engineer organization, management systems, techniques, processes, and operations. During this time, students gain a basic understanding of Air Force Civil Engineer doctrine, history, and related civil engineering functions. Students also learn the responsibilities of each flight within the objective CE squadron, how the CE squadron and its flights interface with other organizations, and how to plan and execute various programs within each of the flights. The first three weeks of residence instruction include Project Management lessons and the basic mechanical, electrical and civil engineering technical knowledge needed to complete infrastructure activities at home station and in a deployed environment. The last four weeks of resident instruction focus on providing and maintaining force beddowns in a contingency or humanitarian environment. Students learn contingency engineer responsibilities, assets, and team configurations, force beddown planning processes, expedient airfield criteria and pavement evaluation, infrastructure requirements, and contingency operations. The final week of course is conducted at the Silver Flag Exercise Site, Detachment 1, 823rd RED HORSE, Tyndall AFB FL. At Silver Flag, students complete hands-on education in force beddown, airfield damage assessment and repair, disaster preparedness, fire rescue, bare base assets, and command and control PRIMARY AUDIENCE: New Guard and Reserve Civil Engineer officers SECONDARY AUDIENCE: CE Officers who have not previously attended the course GRADE: Officers: Yes; Enlisted: No; Civilians: No. PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of the Distance Learning portion of the course is a prerequisite for the resident portion at AFIT. In addition, students must be on-station a minimum of 45 days prior to attending the resident portion of the course. NOTE: The on-station requirement for military students is necessary to in-process (ID card, pay, government travel card, etc.), complete appropriate home-station training, and have required gear issued. The Civil Engineer School is not equipped to issue gear to students and the course is not designed to allow time for military in-processing. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All students must bring a scientific calculator and a laptop for homework is recommended but not required. Only ABUs and PTUs will be worn during the duty day throughout the course. Students must possess a SECRET clearance to assure attendance at all lessons. Clearance should be printed on orders. Bring a valid military ID to class. Students must also complete all additional requirements listed in the pre-course letter prior to attending the course.