HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Team Hill units were visited by the Air Force Material Command Inspector General team March 13-23 and the base received ‘Effective’ ratings across the board.
The Unit Effectiveness Inspection, or UEI, measured the effectiveness of the 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Life Cycle Management Center, Supply Chain Management Group, Nuclear Warfare Center and other Team Hill mission partners in the following areas: managing resources, leading people, improving the unit and executing the mission.
“The inspection team was very impressed with how we execute the mission across such a diverse and large mission area,” said Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt, 75th ABW commander. ”This is why we are here.”
Inspectors recognized 48 outstanding performers and 14 outstanding teams. Additionally, four Team Hill professionals received IG coins. Of note, inspectors assessed morale as “above average” here.
Another highlight was the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron’s system for assessing community risks, which will be submitted as a proposed benchmark and considered for AF-wide implementation.
The Risk Assessment Data System, or RADS, was developed by Cynthia Dubinski of the Fire Emergency Services Flight. The system enables firefighters to assess service risks for a medical, hazardous material, technical rescue, wildland or aviation incident in a facility, and is used to make decisions concerning location of fire stations, equipment and personnel.
“The RADS collects and processes data collected routinely to assess the risk that an incident will happen at a facility,” said Jeffrey Beck, Hill AFB assistant chief for fire prevention. “The results are essential for the effective planning of Fire Emergency Services for a community.”
“The RADS program is the first Community Risk Assessment program designed to meet requirements for Fire Service Accreditation,” added Paul Erickson, Hill AFB fire chief.
The IG did note discrepancies during their visit, which is not a bad thing. These are areas the installation can focus on in the months ahead.
“The work is not finished,” said Hammerstedt. “What we have as a result of the UEI is an outside assessment of how we are doing, and where we can improve over the next 12 to 24 months.”
Key to Hill’s UEI success was CCIP (Commanders Inspection Program) compliance and effective reporting.
“We accurately, openly and honestly reported where we thought we were in our Commander’s inspection Report to the Air Force Sustainment Center commander and the Air Force Materiel Command commander,” said Tim Stone, 75th ABW IG. “AFMC came and validated our report.”
“This is a culmination of the great work you do every day,” said Hammerstedt. “This is not something we prepare for, this is how we operate day in and day out.”
The base will receive a final inspection report from the AFMC Inspector General within 30 days.