Defining UCI success

Col. Karl McGregor
Commander
452nd Air Mobility Wing

Col. Karl McGregor Commander 452nd Air Mobility Wing

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, CALIF. -- A compliance inspection begins and ends with the attitude of the wing. We want the  inspection team to help make our good programs excellent and to tell us if we're not following instructions correctly. Conversely, we want to show them our excellent programs and have them proliferate them throughout the command.

Our attitude must reflect our value, that of constant improvement. Unlike an Operational Readiness Inspection, good results for a Unit Compliance Inspection are measured by findings of "Compliant" across all programs and a minimum number of "Deficiencies."

The finding that must be avoided is one that is a repeat from a previous inspection. There's no excuse for not fixing what we've already been told is wrong.

Every inspection is an opportunity for the men and women of March Air Reserve Base to show their reputation as a world class organization is well deserved. I expect this inspection cycle will find some areas that need improvement, but we will have already identified those areas before the inspectors arrive and will have a "get well" plan to brief them.

As we approach the last month before the inspectors arrive, all UCI program managers should be deeply involved with the UCI preparation team headed by Lt. Col. Shane Lohman and all program managers should be knee deep in self inspection completion.