News: Wing deemed highly effective
Story by Master Sgt. Mark Olsen
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. - Col. Robert A. Meyer Jr., 108th Wing Commander, announced the Air Mobility Command Inspector General team’s inspection results this morning to a packed hangar. Airmen from every squadron, flight and shop were there to hear the results of the Wing-wide Unit Effectiveness Inspection, which began on May 14 and ended May 18.
“I am not going to keep everybody in suspense any longer. The bottom line is the 108th is deemed highly effective.”
“We are the only unit, not only in the active component, but the reserve component as well, to get this grade,” said Meyer. “It is due entirely to the hard work and effort by this team out here. We should all be very proud of ourselves.”
Highly effective is the second highest grade a unit can receive in a UEI and it is the highest grade that has been given to date in this new inspection system.
The UEI is part of the new Air Force Inspection System, which places a priority on continuous unit readiness verified by self-inspection and wing-based inspections.
Members of the AMC IG team examined the processes of the entire Wing, from operations to finance. As part of the inspection, Airmen across the Wing were observed doing their duties by the IG team.
As a result of this observation, the AMC IG coined six unit members and recognized three individuals and seven teams. Brig. Gen. Robert C. Bolton, commander, New Jersey Air National Guard, also coined several 108th Airmen.
“I can’t recall the last time we had two pages of outstanding performers,” said Meyer. “My hat is off to you.”
“It is important to keep this momentum going. This is going to be the way of the future.”