Maintenance, logistics and supply chain functions within the Ogden Air Logistics Center will be evaluated June 14-25 as part of the Logistics Compliance Assessment Program.
A 90-member team, from Air Force Materiel Command headquarters at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is to arrive June 10, and following training, and safety, security and local area briefings, will begin its evaluation efforts on Monday, June 14. An executive out-brief of the results is set for June 25.
The purpose of the LCAP, according to Air Force Instruction 20-111, "is to provide leadership at all levels with an evaluation of a unit's ability to perform key logistics processes in a safe, standardized, repeatable and technically compliant manner."
The team will look at the 84th Combat Sustainment Wing, the 309th Maintenance Wing, the 508th Aircraft Sustainment Wing, the 526th ICBM Systems Wing and the Global Logistics Support Center. The 75th Air Base Wing is in charge of supporting the team with lodging, vehicles, work areas, communications and supplies.
"They are going through all the squadrons and groups, and will evaluate the wing level programs," said Buddy Paden, 309th Maintenance Wing Quality Office deputy director, "as well as programs and processes in the GLSC and the 526th ICBM System Program Office."
Evaluations include workforce proficiency and quality; compliance with nuclear surety standards; compliance with technical orders, instructions, manuals and directives; compliance and management of safety programs; facilities and equipment condition; and asset accountability. Areas visited will be graded on a five-tier scale -- outstanding, excellent, satisfactory, marginal and unsatisfactory -- based on performance and compliance with work standards.
"They will brief the results to senior leadership here and to General (Donald) Hoffman, AFMC commander," said Mike Moore, 309th Maintenance Wing Quality Program director.
"The results from this AFMC evaluation will help us improve our processes and make sure we deliver the desired results. They don't specifically evaluate processes but evaluating the results gives them an indication of whether or not our processes are sufficient."
This is the first time the Ogden ALC has undergone a full Logistics Compliance Assessment Program evaluation; a revised version of the Logistics Standardization Evaluation Program.
"The program has changed from the Logistics Standardization Evaluation Program to LCAP," according to Paden. "This is the first LCAP team for the 309th -- the last LSET was in 2008. As with other Air Force efforts, this program has changed to fit the needs of a changing Air Force environment."
In the past, as LSET evaluators visited Ogden ALC, they placed a large focus on the 309th MXW because it was the largest maintenance organization on base, Paden explained. With the focus changing to supply chain management, the LCAP is more of a Team Hill effort.
"We are looking forward to their visit. I look at it as an opportunity for outside eyes to help us gauge whether we're on track -- not only how we run our business, but oversight of our programs and processes," Paden said. "LCAT helps us refocus -- it's kind of like refresher training. It's not just a headquarters inspection, but it helps us ensure we're on track."