932nd Airlift Wing earns effective rating during UEI Capstone

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  • By Maj. Neil Samson
  • 932nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 932nd Airlift Wing finalized its three year inspection cycle with a Unit Effectiveness Inspection-Capstone (UEI-C) performed by the Air Force Reserve Command’s Headquarters Inspector General Inspection Team from May 30 to June 3, 2024, in conjunction with the Wing’s June 1-2 Unit Training Assembly at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

The purpose of a UEI is to measure a unit’s effectiveness across a broad range of categories from resource usage to taking care of Airmen to wartime readiness. The wing’s senior leaders were informed during the UEI out-brief that the wing had earned an effective rating across all assessed categories according to 932nd AW commander, Col. Jeffrey Smith.

“The AFRC IG team validated that we are doing outstanding work,” said Smith.

Smith said the success of the inspection is due to the hard work of the wing’s members.

“We are incredibly pleased to see the wing received scores of effective overall,” said Smith. “Every single member in every section of every unit takes their jobs seriously, and that’s what helps the wing continue to pass these inspections and continuously accomplish the mission.”

“The UEI-C is the final validation of all the hard work our members across the wing from airmen to supervisors to commanders have put in over the last three years” said Maj. Ben Petry, 932nd AW Inspector General. “The inspectors will always find things to write up. That’s their job. However, the wing as a whole performed very well and should be particularly proud of improving rated areas such as Leading People, Discipline, and Development after the challenges of COVID and the resource constrained environment we operate in today.”   

In addition to having five individuals acknowledged as Superior Performers and ten Hard Chargers, the 932nd AW Cyber Operations Flight was recognized as the UEI-C Superior Team.

Smith, who was proud of the wings’ accomplishment, said “well done team… we appreciate all the work you do to make the mission happen. We were successful because of your efforts, thank you!”

Since the wing’s last UEI took place in July 2021, AFRC inspectors observed a significant increase in morale and productivity, which were major contributors to the success of the wing.

“Your wing should continue to capitalize on our successes in the following years to continue growth and improvement even more,” said Brig. Gen. Joseph Janik, AFRC Inspector General.