EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
Inspectors from the Air Force Material Command Inspector General office will converge on the 96th Test Wing to evaluate its performance during a unit effectiveness inspection June 18-22 here.
The UEI serves to validate and verify the wing commander’s inspection program for accuracy, adequacy, process improvement efforts and its ability to execute the mission. The inspection is focused on helping the wing commander identify areas where the risks from undetected non-compliance are greatest.
According to Hubert Griffin, 96th TW inspector general, the inspection will serve as a photo album review of performance versus a snap shot picture assessment. The UEI is a continual evaluation of performance throughout an inspection period, typically ranging between 24 to 30 months.
“In our case, this UEI covers performance from April 2016 through June 2018,” he said. “If you do your job every day [according] to Air Force Instruction guidance, [then] no preparation is needed.”
Programs will be evaluated against four major graded areas to include executing the mission, managing resources, improving the unit and leading the people. Following evaluations, CCIP areas will be given one of four possible grades: highly effective, effective, marginally effective or ineffective.
The AFMC IG team will consist of 80 inspectors and administrative support staff. A separate group of Inspectors from the Air Force Inspection Agency will also be on hand to evaluate the AFMC team in action.
“The base populace shouldn’t notice a real difference in base support [throughout the week], but there may be small instances of delays [in some services] and we ask for your patience to get through those periods,” said Griffin.
For those being inspected, highlighting the positive and being honest can go a long way.
“Tell them the great things you and the wing are doing,” said Griffin. “Stay professional and if you don't know an answer to a question, say so and get someone who can answer it.”
The 96th TW is no stranger to good performance, having scored high ratings many UEIs in a row over the past several years.
“We know the 96th TW is prepared, as we are inspection ready every day,” said Griffin. “We look forward to an outstanding UEI.”