TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- The Air Force Reserve Command Inspector General team rated the 507th Air Refueling Wing “effective” overall in the final Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone report released here June, 16, 2017.
The UEI capstone event validated local processes, evaluated the commander’s inspection program and conducted more than 320 interviews with Airmen here, March 30 – April 4, 2017.
Inspectors from various functional areas looked at four major graded areas including managing resources, leading people, improving the unit and executing the mission. All major areas were graded "effective."
“I'd like to personally thank all of you for the hard work and preparation that went into proving, once again, that the 507th stands ready to answer our nation's call,” Col. Doug Gullion, 507th ARW commander said. “I'm incredibly proud of this wing.”
According to Air Force Instruction 90-201, The Air Force Inspection System, an ‘effective’ rating indicates mission requirements are met in all areas. The Commanders Inspection Program provides the command chain an accurate, adequate and relevant picture of unit performance; Resources are managed in an effective and compliant manner; A majority of units/programs across the wing have embraced a culture of self-assessment.
The UEI capstone is one part of the Air Force Inspection Program. Under the current AFIS construct, IG visits focus on the local CCIP and the 507 ARW IG's ability to inspect and accurately assess capabilities here. The AFRC inspection team validates the 507 ARW IG’s results and assists wing inspectors in specific areas that the wing commander has deemed important.
This is the second inspection the 507th ARW has conducted since the Air Force Inspection System process changed in 2013 to allow more local control and accountability.
Below is a list of individuals and one team the IG determined to be superior performers during the inspection.
Master Sgt. Jo DeLorenzi, 507th Civil Engineer Squadron
Staff Sgt. Karen Zuest 507th Force Support Squadron
Senior Airman Hunter Conatser, 507th Civil Engineer Squadron
Senior Airman Clay Cox 507th Maintenance Squadron
507th Operations Support Squadron, Intelligence Flight
Maj. Robert Cameron
Capt. Christopher Donnell
2nd Lt. Matthew Gregory
Senior Master Sgt. Pilbert Salon
Master Sgt. Joseph Johnson
Tech. Sgt. Brian Jackson
Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Wright
Staff Sgt. Melissa Shepard
Senior Airman Richard Franz
MILITARY BEARING AWARD
Master Sgt. James Guy 507th Medical Squadron
Staff Sgt. Tamila Metzger, 507th Force Support Squadron
Senior Airman Michael Bentley, 507th Force Support Squadron