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Wing earns “Effective” rating in major inspection


The 445th Airlift Wing successfully completed the Air Force Unit Effectiveness Inspection June 6, 2016 earning an overall score of “Effective.”


The 5-day inspection for the wing’s UEI involved an external visit by 43 representatives of the Air Force Reserve Command Inspector General team from various functional areas and four Air Force Inspection Agency inspectors. The inspectors provided an independent assessment of the wing’s effectiveness and validated/verified the Wing Commander’s Inspection Program.


The four major graded areas are: managing resources, leading people, improving the unit and executing the mission. The wing earned “Effective” in all areas and sub areas thus culminating an overall score of “Effective.”


The UEI is a continual evaluation process where higher headquarters can see how a wing is doing by looking at the self-assessment communicators in Management Internal Control Toolset. It culminates in a capstone with the IG visitors coming to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The UEI encompasses a two-year period.


”I’m very proud of the men and women of the 445th Airlift Wing. To receive an “Effective” in ALL major graded areas and sub-major graded areas is not only outstanding but also unusual that a wing receives this score in all areas,” said Col. Adam Willis, 445th Airlift Wing commander.


Colonel Willis added that the IG team was very impressed by their interactions with members of the wing and expressed their kudos to what they were seeing wing Airmen and civilians do on a day-to-day basis.


“The IG said they could tell that the wing had embraced the new Air Force Instructions and that our Commander’s Inspection Program was key in finding and correcting deficiencies within the wing. Keep up the great work!” Willis added.


The IG recognized nine Airmen and two teams for special recognition as superior performers and three Airmen for the Military Bearing award.


The wing’s last UEI was held in March of 2014, the wing’s first UEI, garnishing an “Effective” rating for managing resources, leading people and improving the unit. The wing received a “Highly Effective” rating for executing the mission. This year’s rating system changed, doing away with the “Highly Effective” category and using only: “Outstanding,” “Effective,” and “Ineffective” ratings.