by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan
9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs
1/13/2016 - BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California -- Beale's
9th Reconnaissance Wing is currently undergoing a Unit Effectiveness
Inspection Capstone, which is being conducted by Air Combat Command's
Inspector General team to rate how effective the wing is performing and
accomplishing the mission. The inspection began Jan. 11, 2016, and is
slated to be completed by Jan. 15
"The Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone is a culminating event in a
two year process, and the ACC/IG team are here to validate and verify
that we are applying key concepts of compliance, critical
self-assessment, and continuous process improvement to our Wing's daily
operations," said Col. Doug Lee, 9th RW commander.
This is the first UEI cycle under the new Air Force Inspection System
for the 9th Reconnaissance Wing. AFIS is designed to focus inspection
efforts based on mission, risk and commander's priorities. Being mission
ready is being inspection ready.
"The ACC/IG team is here this week to validate and verify the
commander's inspection program, or CCIP, and independently evaluate the 9
RW's overall effectiveness," said Maj. Eric Steele, 9th RW/IG.
The inspection team rates the wing on four graded areas, which are:
managing resources, leading people, improving the unit and executing the
"The Capstone is just the last data point for the ACC/IG to assess the 9
RW as they wrap up this UEI cycle and provide us with an overall
grade," Steele said. "The scope and depth of the actual inspection this
week is dependent on the 9 RW's past performance over the two-year
cycle, Air Force and ACC trends, and inputs from our wing commander.
Essentially his priorities and focus areas."
Throughout the UEI cycle, the wing and unit commanders are required to
continuously inspect their own programs utilizing the wing IG, the Wing
Inspection Team and the Management Internal Control Toolset, as
described in Air Force Instruction 90-201.
"I have tremendous confidence in all of you, and I know you are going to
do great," Lee said. "All you need to do is the same superb job you do,
each and every day. Remember a positive attitude, along with open and
honest feedback to the inspectors, goes a long way."