The ORI process is an incredible waste of time and resources. Military units have been tasked for real wars for the last 10 years and regular training deployments for much longer. No matter what, they still have to undergo an Inspector General (IG) inspection every 3 years to prove they can deploy in a real world situation. The issue is that no unit ever deploys for an actual contingency operation the way they are graded... more »
The Air Force (AF) has multiple agencies that perform inspections that overlap and are unnecessary. These different agencies vary from squadron level all the way up to Headquarters (HQ) AF level with everyone in between needing to put their two cents in. This often causes conflicts in which guidance is to be followed as everyone has their own interpretation on the multiple sources of guidance. The AF has been going... more »
Consolidate AF inspections (UCI, LCAP, ORI, MCCI) into 1 inspection and have 1-POC for the inspections. Also, many inspections (ORIs) are obsolete (cold war era thinking). These serve no purpose other than to have MAJCOMs and Wing Commanders get a "warm-fuzzy" that their folks could survive if a ficticious cold war were to happen.
Our unit has spent millions of dollars in time and money preparing to "pretend" to go to war so that AF/IG can come and certfiy our ability to go to war. We have been deployed 5 times since September 11, 2001 and as soon as our inspection is over we will start preparting for our 6th. If the IG would just come and inspect us while we realy go to war that would save millions of hours and dollars! This is being done in... more »
The USCG continues to operate on a personnel business model based upon its historic military roots. However, the modern missions that they undertake are vastly different from that of the Revenue Cutter Service. In fact, the majority of the USCG does not operate in that manner. You wouldn't know if from the posters and press releases, but the marine inspectors/investigators, pollution response personnel, oil/chemical... more »
Prior to the creation of the DHS, the former US Customs Service was the primary entity for inspecting inbound and outbound foreign cargo at US International airports as well as compliance and control of related bonded facilities. The events of September 11, 2001 resulted in the creation of DHS as well as the TSA with the consolidation of the Customs Service into CBP. Since 2001 the TSA has grown and expanded in mission... more »