AE Plan of Action
A Plan of Action (POA) is a yearly plan for conducting Aerospace Education at wing level. The POA is a documented record of what the flight, squadron, group, wing, and region hope to accomplish during the year. The best plans state goals and then either have objectives below the goals or outline ways to achieve or measure those goals. Each level (region, wing, group, and squadron) should develop a POA. The plan sets goals, provides for recording results and uses the results to produce the metrics for the annual AE Activity report. Aerospace officers should use whatever format works best for them, but they should definitely have a written plan that addresses all of the major areas of Aerospace Education such as staffing, AE Internal Programs, AE External Programs, AE Awards, and Reports.
Each flight, squadron, group, wing, and region should develop a POA.
The online squadron and group AE POA forms are now available in eServices.
At the region level, the POA is developed by the Region DCS/AE and is signed by the DCS/AE and by the Region Commander after receiving inputs from the DAEs. At the wing level, the POA is developed by the Wing Director of Aerospace Education (DAE) and is signed by the DAE and the wing commander after receiving inputs from squadron AEOs. At the group level, the POA is developed by the AEO and signed by the group commander after receiving inputs from squadron AEOs. At the squadron and flight level, the POA is developed by the AEO and signed by the unit commander. The aerospace education officers should also discuss the POA with their commanders during the development phase to obtain opinions and garner his or her support.
The Plan of Action should be distributed as follows: One copy each to the Wing Commander, Wing DAE, Wing Liaison Office, Region DCS/AE and Commander, and each unit (AEO and Commander) file.