156th Airlift Wing completes Mid-Point Review Visit from Air Mobility Command Headquarters Inspector General

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Efrain Sanchez
  • 156th Airlift Wing
The Air Mobility Command Inspector General team from Scott Air Force Base, Ill. completed a mid-point Unit Effectiveness Inspection visit on the 156th Airlift Wing Inspector General Office here, April 30.

The AMC IG team visit is in anticipation to the unit's scheduled UEI Capstone event that is scheduled to take place in September.

"The UEI is a significant milestone for the unit as the results will have an impact on the future of the installation," said Col. Edward L. Vaughan, 156th Airlift Wing commander.  "We have made notable accomplishments within the major graded areas to improve our unit effectiveness. However, we must not lose sight of all that still need to be done before September's Capstone event."

The UEI is a continuous evaluation of performance that inspects a unit's ability to effectively manage resources, lead people, improve the unit, and execute the mission. 
During the visit, the AMC IG team evaluated the 156th Wing Inspection Team's ability to inspect the wing's compliance with Air Force Instructions during a unit exercise scenario in which a category 5 hurricane impacted the island of Puerto Rico.

"I am proud of the dedication and commitment demonstrated by our WIT members in preparation for this inspection and the final capstone event," said Lt. Col. Ileana Ramirez, 156th AW inspector general. "Their efforts have improved wing compliance and educated members on the new CCIP requirements."

Ramirez further explained how the 156th WIT was established two years ago in preparation for the UEI with unit subject matter experts in their respective career fields, who are fully trained in the commander's inspection program. 

According to Air Force Instruction 90-201, the UEI also validates and verifies the Wing Commander's Inspection Program for accuracy, adequacy and relevance, and helps the Wing Commander understand the areas of greatest risk from undetected non-compliance. Meanwhile, the Capstone event is the final on-site visit of the UEI intended to last approximately one week.  During the Capstone event, the IG will validate and verify the CCIP, conduct Airmen-to-IG-Sessions, and independently assess unit effectiveness through task evaluations, audits and observation to generate a UEI report.