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Commander ‘proud’ of UCI results

 

July 10, 2009



USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Chief Master Sgt. Maria Lacuesta-Siroin, 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron, back, explains to Capt. John Bisges, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron, what happened at the scene of a simulated car accident.

The 27th Special Operations Wing commander says Cannon should be proud of its performance after the Jun. 15-26 Unit Compliance Inspection.

“I am quite proud of the results,” wrote Col. Stephen Clark in an e-mail to the men and women of the 27 SOW. “At the onset, I asked two things from you: be receptive to the inspectors as well as be open, honest, and forthcoming about your programs. By all accounts, you achieved both. The IG also commented favorably about observed customs and courtesies, your professionalism and the ease of access you afforded his inspection team. For that, I thank you.”

During the two weeks of the inspection, 65 Air Force Special Operations Command inspectors assessed the base’s performance over several mission areas, including logistics, civil engineering and the base chapel. The inspectors evaluated the wing’s compliance with public law, Department of Defense, Air Force, and Air Force Special Operations Command instructions.

“Although we do not earn an overall grade (for UCIs), we did receive ratings in 31 specific areas,” said Clark. “Of the 31 areas, 18 were rated “in compliance” (the highest possible rating) and 12 were rated “complies with comments.”

According to the 27 SOW Inspector General, Lt. Col. Yvette O’Brien, these positive results were the culmination of hard work over the last year and a half since the base fell under the command of AFSOC.

“Prior to the UCI, the wing conducted its own self assessment to ensure that all our processes were validated and executed in accordance with laws and regulations,” said O’Brien. “Over the last six months alone, the wing evaluated more than 45,000 checklists items. All that hard work and preparation by the members of the 27 SOW paid off.”

According to O’Brien, the inspectors applauded in particular the efforts of the 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron, the 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron, the Judge Advocate General’s office, and the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron to ensure a successful beddown of the wing while maintaining combat operations. The inspectors also identified several best practices across the wing: Key Control in the Munitions Flight, the Bioenvironmental and Public Health staff assistance visit (SAV) database tracking program, and the vehicle fuel database in the By Capt. Mae-Li Allison

27th SOW Public Affairs

The 27th Special Operations Wing commander says Cannon should be proud of its performance after the Jun. 15-26 Unit Compliance Inspection.

“I am quite proud of the results,” wrote Col. Stephen Clark in an e-mail to the men and women of the 27 SOW. “At the onset, I asked two things from you: be receptive to the inspectors as well as be open, honest, and forthcoming about your programs. By all accounts, you achieved both. The IG also commented favorably about observed customs and courtesies, your professionalism and the ease of access you afforded his inspection team. For that, I thank you.”

During the two weeks of the inspection, 65 Air Force Special Operations Command inspectors assessed the base’s performance over several mission areas, including logistics, civil engineering and the base chapel. The inspectors evaluated the wing’s compliance with public law, Department of Defense, Air Force, and Air Force Special Operations Command instructions.

“Although we do not earn an overall grade (for UCIs), we did receive ratings in 31 specific areas,” said Clark. “Of the 31 areas, 18 were rated “in compliance” (the highest possible rating) and 12 were rated “complies with comments.”

According to the 27 SOW Inspector General, Lt. Col. Yvette O’Brien, these positive results were the culmination of hard work over the last year and a half since the base fell under the command of AFSOC.

“Prior to the UCI, the wing conducted its own self assessment to ensure that all our processes were validated and executed in accordance with laws and regulations,” said O’Brien. “Over the last six months alone, the wing evaluated more than 45,000 checklists items. All that hard work and preparation by the members of the 27 SOW paid off.”

According to O’Brien, the inspectors applauded in particular the efforts of the 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron, the 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron, the Judge Advocate General’s office, and the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron to ensure a successful beddown of the wing while maintaining combat operations. The inspectors also identified several best practices across the wing: Key Control in the Munitions Flight, the Bioenvironmental and Public Health staff assistance visit (SAV) database tracking program, and the vehicle fuel database in the 27 Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron. These best practices will be shared across the command and Air Force. The UCI team also recognized two professional teams, 22 professional performers and two laudatory performers across the wing.

“UCIs are a good thing,” said O’Brien. “They allow for an external look of our processes and provide recommendations for areas of improvement.”

In light of what other events were taking place the same week, Clark says he’s quite impressed with the base’s performance.

“Your herculean efforts during this period of three simultaneous major inspections (the other two inspections being the Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment and Management Program and Maintenance Standardization and Evaluation Program inspections), dual general officer visits, a flag transfer, and group change of command were impressive,” he said to the men and women of Cannon. “I thank you for your efforts and salute each of you on a job well done.”

The following teams and individuals were identified as professional performers and laudatory performers during the base’s 2009 Unit Compliance Inspection:

Fast facts

• Base rated in 31 areas

• More than 45,000 checklist items evaluated

• 73rd Special Operations Squadron — Aircrew Flight Equipment team

• 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron — Bioenvironmental & Public Health team

Professional Performers

27th Special Operations Wing

• Master Sgt. Bobbi Jo Stumpf, Command Post

• Donald Mills, Information Protection

3rd Special Operations Squadron

• Master Sgt. Gonzalo Rubio

• Capt. Michael Markley

27th Special Operations Support Squadron

• 1st Lt. William Huser

27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron

• Airman 1st Class Aaron Pass

• Senior Airman Jonathan Ryan

• Senior Airman Derrick Mowery

• Staff Sgt. Jayar DelaCruz

• Staff Sgt. Cedrick Killings

• Staff Sgt. Gene Nelson

27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron

• Senior Airman Eric Canull

• Judy Chandler

• Mary Lou Johnston

27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron

• Senior Airman Ashley Newton

27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron

• Senior Airman Danica Ostalaza

• Tech. Sgt. Michael Clark

27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron

• Staff Sgt. Martin Casias

27th Special Operations Communications Squadron

• Staff Sgt. Matthew Perry

• Judy Baskett

• Dennis Chambers

27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron

• Ed Cramer

Laudatory Performers

27th Special Operations Wing, Antiterrorism office

• Troy Gilliard

• Staff Sgt. Rhonda Greeness

27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron

• TSgt Christopher Porter

— Cannon Air Force Base

 
 

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