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Schriever Sentinel

50 SW dubbed excellent in CUI

Team Schriever personnel and emergency services respond to an “explosion” during a base exercise Dec. 5 at the base visitor center as part of the wing’s Consolidated Unit Inspection, Nov. 28 – Dec. 10. The wing earned an overall excellent rating. (U.S. Air Force photos/Dennis Rogers)

By Staff Sgt. Robert Cloys

50th Space Wing Public Affairs

The 50th Space Wing recently earned an overall excellent rating following the Air Force Space Command Inspector General Consolidated Unit Inspection administered by the Air Force Space Command Inspector General.

Members of the AFSPC IG team inspected the wing including its geographically separated units Nov. 28 to Dec 10.

Using a five-tier structure, each unit had the potential to be rated either unsatisfactory, marginal, satisfactory, excellent or outstanding.

According to the IG definition, an excellent rating indicates that performance or an operation exceeds mission requirements, procedures and activities are carried out in a superior manner and resources and programs are very efficiently managed and relatively free of deficiencies.

“The professionalism and support you provided to the IG not only during the inspection, but before is a testament to the professionalism throughout the entire wing,” said Col. Robert Skinner, AFSPC IG during the CUI outbrief Dec. 10. “For a major wing in the first compliance inspection with the new five-tier system to get an excellent, be proud of that effort.”

Of 47 major graded areas, 50 SW received eight outstanding ratings. In addition, 31 professional performers, 21 professional teams and 45 strengths were identified.

“The way this wing pulled together was phenomenal,” said Col. James Ross, 50 SW commander. “This was a team effort. Once again you proved why we are the best wing in Air Force Space Command. I believe that this team can do anything it puts its mind to, and you just confirmed that for me.”

CUIs are conducted to assess areas mandated by law, as well as mission areas identified by senior Air Force and major command leadership as critical or important to the health and performance of a unit.

“What we really want out of an inspection of this magnitude is to be a more effective, efficient and executable wing,” said Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon, 50 SW command chief. “I truly believe that we are.”

In addition, a Logistics Compliance Assessment Team inspected Schriever’s logistics professionals who earned an excellent rating. The 50 SW Judge Advocate also went through an Article 6 inspection at the same time the CUI was taking place and earned the rating of in compliance with comments. Only eight minor findings were identified from 300 checklist items.

Professional Teams

50th Space Wing

Wing Staff

Equal Opportunity office

Information Protection office

Public Affairs office


50th Civil Engineer Squadron

Energy Management Team

Fire Prevention Section

Housing Management Team


50th Contracting Squadron

LGCZ (Specialized Flight) Contracting Officer and Specialist Team


50th Force Support Squadron

Manpower and Organization Section

Marketing Department

Mortuary Affairs Team


50th Security Forces Squadron

Security Forces Training Section

Shoot House Demo Team


50th Network Operations Group

Exercise Evaluation Team


22d Space Operations Squadron

Network Operations Center Team,Day Shift, Dec. 5

Unit Control Center A-Team, 5 Dec 12


23d Space Operations Squadron

(New Boston Air Force Station)


Records Management Team


50th Space Communications Squadron

Information Assurance Flight

Base Equipment Custodian Office


50th Operations Group

Exercise Evaluation Team Members


1st Space Operations Squadron

Operations Training Flight (MMSOC)


Professional Performers

50th Space Wing

Wing Staff

Paul M. Aldrich



Tech. Sgt. Sarah L. Law



Randolph J. Saunders


Antiterrorism Officer

Louis W. Fischer


50th Comptroller Squadron

Senior Airman Abbey J. Oladiti


50th Civil Engineer Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Evan R. Goss

Robert J. Finley, Jr.

Robert S. Matthias


50th Contracting Squadron

Stephen R. Cooper


50th Force Support Squadron

Wendy M. Derosier

Karen A. Draper


50th Security Forces Squadron

Master Sgt. Bradley Krause

Staff Sgt. Adam S. Donahue


22d Space Operations Squadron

Capt. Irakli Matchavariani

Staff Sgt. Leanne K. Wheeler


23d Space Operations Squadron (New Boston AFS)

Mater Sgt. David E. McDonald

Rodney W. Hooper

Bruce D. Larrabee

Leola R. LaRoche


50th Operations Group

Staff Sgt. Moises G. Gomez


50th Operations Support Squadron

Maj. Mark C. Bigley

1st Lt. Michael E. McCormick

1st Lt. Eric T. Zosso


1st Space Operations Squadron

Capt. Stanley M. Maczek

Senior Airman Jonathon R. Farill


3d Space Operations Squadron

1st Lt. Charles A. Lightfoot

Michele A. Ingraham


4th Space Operations Squadron

Capt. Laurel A. Jodice

Lisa A. Buhlinger


21st Space Wing

21st Medical Squadron

Staff Sgt. Maria C. Cortez-Jaehnig

Ms. Bertha Espinoza

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