· First and foremost, you don’t invite people to your home without picking up around the house. Ensure your office-space housekeeping and administration reflects “excellence” and personal pride in ownership of your operation. Take a look outside and around your facility, too.
· Know how to greet an IG team inspector. Being courteous, professional and maintaining your bearing are essential to getting off to a positive first impression.
· Above all else, be professional. Your discussions with the team should not be argumentative, even though you may disagree with the inspector. If you do get into a disagreement, do so respectfully.
· Showcase your team and the incredible work it’s done and continues to do. The inspection team will be looking for you to share examples of “potential” benchmark programs. If you don’t share pride in what you’re doing, the team may miss it.
· Ensure your team’s training is up to speed. The recent changeover in training platforms may have caused some confusion, so discuss potential workarounds with your unit training monitor to make sure you can explain gaps.
· The inspection team will listen closely to how you develop processes, ensure efficiency, and follow established Air Force and local guidance. Show them your team’s knowledge and how it overcomes potential limiting factors.
· The inspection team will be looking for professional team members, relationships and partnerships, and how we support Team Wright-Patt’s diverse mission sets.
· Be flexible to changing schedules. The IG team is running in multiple directions in order to provide the best assessment possible. Communication is key.
Again, while many of us have been part of similar inspections, this might be a first experience for some teammates. Find the time to talk with your team and emphasize the tremendous job the entire “Mighty 88th” does supporting Team Wright-Patt.
Good luck, and go get ‘em, team! TEAM = “Together Each Achieves More”