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Inspection Time for America’s AOC
Posted 12/10/2012 Updated 12/10/2012
by Capt. Jared Scott
601st AOC Public Affairs
12/10/2012 - TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – An Air Combat Command inspection team arrived here November 26 to conduct an ACC Compliance Inspection at the 601st Air and Space Operations Center, often referred to as America’s AOC.
A team of 14 inspectors and 10 observers from ACC evaluated the AOC on how well the unit followed functional checklists provided by the Air Force and ACC.
“Since our last inspection four years ago, the AOC has maintained a high operations tempo. Numerous natural disasters, an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an earthquake in Haiti, and most recently Hurricane Sandy relief efforts,” said Col. Thomas Cucchi, 601st AOC commander. “Through it all, the men and women of this organization continue to maintain the highest level of attention to detail and dedication to their job, which is evident in our recent CI result. As a commander I am humbled and honored to work with who I would consider the best of the best in today’s military.”
Inspectors looked at 41 critical-compliance objectives with positive results, finding 11 areas receiving an Outstanding grade, 19 areas receiving an Excellent grade, and 11 areas receiving a Satisfactory grade.
The inspection team identified 20 superior performers from the AOC during the inspection.
Along with superior performers, inspectors also noted 11 superior teams within the AOC.
“The Compliance Inspection happens about every four years and is a big deal in the Air Force,” said Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Wisser, 601st AOC chief enlisted manager. “For the past several months, our members haven’t missed a beat. They’ve spent countless hours preparing for this inspection all while continuing our no-fail homeland defense mission. I echo the entire AOC leadership staff when I say I am very proud of the men and women of America’s AOC!”
The CI is an inspection conducted to assess areas mandated by law, as well as other mission essential fields, identified by senior leadership to be critical to the unit’s performance and health. During a CI, inspectors are looking at and evaluating common core areas essential to mission readiness.
The 601st AOC is responsible for detecting, deterring, defending and if necessary, defeating any aviation threat to the citizens of the United States and to U.S. critical infrastructure. The AOC is primarily manned by the Florida Air National Guard’s 101st Air and Space Operations Group.
CI Superior Performers
Maj. Steve Burke
Maj. Dennis Cetrone
Maj. Ed Keller
Capt. Lacy Davidson
Capt. Gary Eldridge
Capt. Caesar Kellum
Master Sgt. William Apple
Master Sgt. Jason Bennett
Master Sgt. Angel Devine
Master Sgt. Angela Johnson
Master Sgt. Jeffery Kerzan
Master Sgt. Sheila Larry
Master Sgt. Jeffrey Munn
Tech. Sgt. Faye Arnold
Tech. Sgt. Martha Dunning
Tech. Sgt. Michael Freeze
Tech. Sgt. John Hartzell
Tech. Sgt. Tavares Lowery
Tech. Sgt. Jason Papic
Tech. Sgt. Timothy Lord
CI Superior Teams
Air Tasking Order Production Team
Airspace Management Team
Analysis, Correlation and Fusion Team
Analysis, Correlation and Fusion Drill Status Guard Team
Command and Control Plans Team
Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Operations Team
Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Operations Drill Status Guard Team
Master Air Attack Plans Team
Training, Exercise, Stan/Eval Team
101st AOG Commander’s Support Team
Det. 1, Headquarters 101st AOG Civil Engineer Team
Article source: http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123329397