LCAT team to re-evaluate marginal areas

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  • By Wayne Crenshaw
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The Logistics Compliance Assessment Team is revisiting Robins to evaluate improvements in areas rated as marginal in its assessment five months ago.

An advance team arrived Thursday, and the full team will arrive Monday and will remain here through the week, said Col. John Cote, inspector general of Robins.

A 64-person LCAT team from Air Force Materiel Command spent two weeks at Robins in August assessing the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. Safety and efficiency are among the key areas the team examined.

That assessment resulted in an overall rating of "satisfactory" for the Center. Officials here were happy with that result because it was a significant improvement over the overall "marginal" rating of a previous assessment in 2007.

However, some areas were rated as "marginal" in the August inspection, and since that time the Center has been working to correct those problems. A 45-person team is returning next week to examine those areas, and will give another overall evaluation.

Although the marginal areas are the team's focus, Cote said, they will take note of any discrepancies they may see. In other words, the overall rating could improve, but it's also possible that it could be worse.

"We have to stay on our game and keep our focus," he said. "In a positive light we could go up but if we are not careful, we could go down."

He said the assessment is good preparation for the Unit Compliance Inspection, which Cote said could happen without notice within the next two months. That inspection will be looking at operations throughout the base, not just in the WR-ALC.