151st ARW passes CI, found compliant and mission capable
By By Senior Airman Lillian Harnden, 151st ARW/PA
/ Published March 13, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Air National Guard's 151st Air Refueling Wing passed the Compliance Inspection on March 2 with an overall grade of Satisfactory.
However, a grade of satisfactory ranges widely on the percentile scale, between a 70 and 90 percent. The 151st ARW is not scheduled to receive their percentage results for a few more weeks.
The 151st ARW commander, Col. Samuel Ramsay, said that he is proud of how the unit did on the inspection.
"I believe our good score is a result of base-wide efforts," said Colonel Ramsay. "When you consider the high operational tempo of the past year, plus all the preparation work that went into the inspection, it once again showcases how truly extraordinary the members of the Utah ANG are. You should be proud of the results."
The 151st ARW vice commander, Col. Kenneth Gammon, attributed the success of the base to the attitude of every Air Guardsman and their willingness to work hard. Then he explained why wing members should be proud of the CI result.
"Satisfactory is a really good, solid grade for this inspection," said Colonel Gammon. "Sure, we would absolutely like to get an outstanding or excellent score, but in this CI era of 'back-to-basics,' a satisfactory now might be equivalent to an excellent five years ago. The inspectors dug deeper and harder than what they might have in the past."
Major Daniel Boyack, a wing executive officer who was tasked with managing the CI, elaborated on what a grade of satisfactory means.
"A grade of satisfactory means that the unit is compliant and mission capable. There is no corrective action for satisfactory," explained Major Boyack.
In the major graded areas of the CI, Public Affairs received an Outstanding. Emergency Management and Intelligence Oversight received an Excellent. The majority of the other graded areas received a satisfactory.
The inspectors were also very pleased with the attitude and military courtesies of everyone on base said Major Boyack.
"The Airmen on base scored very high on customs and courtesies," said Major Boyack.
Colonel Gammon recounted an incident he considered to be one of the highlights of the inspection, when the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator inspector walked around the base pop-quizzing random Airmen.
"When the SARC inspector walked into maintenance, he asked the guys in the hydraulics shop who the base's SARC was. They thought about it for a minute and then one Airman said, 'Well, it's Lt. Col. Lisa Olsen.' Then he pulled out a pen, that was inscribed with the SARC's contact information, and asked the inspector if he would like Colonel Olsen's phone number," said Colonel Gammon with a laugh.