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Liquori gathers wing before inspection

Col. Bill Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander, speaks to wing members during a commander’s call at the fitness center Oct. 17, 2014, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. Liquori used the call as an opportunity to encourage wing members prior to the unit evaluation inspection here. (Air Force Photo/Christopher DeWitt)

Col. Bill Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander, speaks to wing members during a commander’s call at the fitness center Oct. 17, 2014, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. Liquori used the call as an opportunity to encourage wing members prior to the unit evaluation inspection here. (Air Force Photo/Christopher DeWitt)

Chief Master Sgt. Lavon Coles, 50th Space Wing command chief, watches a photo slideshow of Team Schriever members, during a commander’s call at the fitness center Oct. 17, 2014, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. The call served as a time for 50th Space Wing members to gather and ask questions about the upcoming unit evaluation inspection here. (Air Force Photo/Christopher DeWitt)

Chief Master Sgt. Lavon Coles, 50th Space Wing command chief, watches a photo slideshow of Team Schriever members, during a commander’s call at the fitness center Oct. 17, 2014, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. The call served as a time for 50th Space Wing members to gather and ask questions about the upcoming unit evaluation inspection here. (Air Force Photo/Christopher DeWitt)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Members of the 50th Space Wing filled the fitness center for a commander's call Oct. 17, to discuss expectations and emotions prior to the unit effectiveness inspection here Oct. 19-28.  

Col. Bill Liquori, 50 SW commander, used the call as an opportunity to remind members of their continued outstanding performance as well as to give them an idea of what to anticipate during the inspection.

"I want to talk about the unit effectiveness inspection because for a lot of us, it is a new thing," said Liquori. "It is designed to evaluate the adequacy, accuracy and relevance of our commander's inspection program, which differs from past inspections focused purely on compliance every two years."

The intent of the new inspection system is to provide a constant evaluation of performance across the wing as opposed to a biennial snap shot.  According to Air Force Instruction 90-201, the new system is meant to "Foster a culture of critical self-assessment, continuous improvement and reduce the reliance on external inspection agencies." 

Liquori encouraged members to welcome the inspection with a positive outlook.

"There are a host of emotions that go into an inspection," said Liquori. "There will be nearly 65 inspectors here to see you doing your jobs."

Liquori added that members should be excited to show off what they do. He also stated that he has on numerous occasions received accolades from Combatant Command staffs about the space effects Team Schriever delivers.

"Each of you contribute to delivering these effects worldwide," he said. "Remember you also fill a critical role as a sensor for our wing inspection program and your unit self-assessments."

The Air Force Space Command Inspection General Team is currently evaluating the wing on four major graded areas - managing recources, leading people, executing the mission and improving the unit.  

Liquori encouraged the wing to continue to do the same professional job they do every day.
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