MICT integral to new AF Inspection System

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  • By Airman 1st Class Ashley J. Thum
  • 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
The Management Internal Control Toolset is playing a vital role in the way Air Force compliance is monitored thanks to the new concept in the Air Force Inspection System.

Through unit inspections administered by subject matter experts, squadron and group commanders, and monthly meetings with wing commanders to discuss any discrepancies, MICT puts the keys to success within reach.

Master Sgt. Charles Flanagain, 28th Bomb Wing Inspector General inspection superintendent, said the fact that MICT is now entirely web-based makes it accessible to everyone involved.

"It's a new way of tracking compliance," Flanagain said. "The commander inspection management board works with the wing commander to gain visibility on and prioritize deficiencies found in any unit."

Master Sgt. Alison Bridges, 28th BW MICT program manager, said she strives to make sure personnel are trained and using current checklists to facilitate effective monitoring.

"This program ensures an ongoing assessment that helps the mission run smoothly at all times, rather than trying to fix something at the last minute," Bridges said.

Flanagain noted major changes will also be taking place as part of the new Air Force Inspection System which will be gradually phased in between now and October 2014. He said Ellsworth will be one of the first bases in Air Combat Command to prove its compliance under the new inspection construct during an upcoming inspection slated for April 2014.

Bridges added the MICT program's potential doesn't stop with proving mission effectiveness.

"This is a great training tool for new Airmen to help them learn more about their jobs," Bridges said.

Bridges and Flanagain agreed that inspections will always be a part of the Air Force lifestyle, but can be far less formidable when approached correctly.

"This is not a one-time deal, it's a mindset," Flanagain added.

Individuals should direct questions about inspections to their unit POCs, but for additional inquiries about MICT, call Bridges or Flanagain at (605) 385-5711.