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2014 in Review: Inaugural inspection proves effectiveness

50th Space Wing Public Affairs

2014 marked the first year the 50th Space Wing underwent a unit effectiveness inspection.

A team from Air Force Space Command Inspector General evaluated the men and women of the wing on four major graded areas.

The inspection evaluated the adequacy, accuracy and relevance of our commander’s inspection program, which differs from past inspections that focused primarily on compliance every two years.

How did we do, you ask? Well, we passed with flying colors.

“You hit a grand slam,” said Col. Bill Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander, as he addressed the wing. “Congratulations. Thank you for what you do.”

The wing received a “Highly Effective” rating on managing its resources, while each of the other three major graded areas — improving unit, leading people and executing the mission — received an “Effective” rating. The final score card reflected 16 of 28 graded subcategories as “Highly Effective.”

Roland Nyberg, Air Force Space Command deputy inspector general, had warm words to share with Team Schriever on behalf of Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command.

“I’d like to congratulate the men and women of the 50th Space Wing for successfully completing your first unit effectiveness inspection,” said Nyberg. “Without question, you did a great job. And the evidence lies within the recognition and results of the inspection.”

Nyberg praised the wing for its success in executing the 50 SW Commanders Inspection Program.

Despite the challenges faced with the new inspection program, the base met and exceeded all expectations.

According to Nyberg, the 50 SW CCIP is the most mature program the IG team has seen to date.

The effort of the base was recognized in the results of the inspection. However, it is still a continued effort to maintain the standards set, and continue to identify and correct any deficiencies.

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