Aviation Resource Management Systems
My official duty title is Superintendent, Aviation Resource Manager and my area of responsibility entails tasks involving my immediate control. For the responsibilities within my immediate control, I supervise five individuals. I coordinate the manning, training, and deployment taskings requested by our major command, Air Force, and Department of Defense counterparts. Additionally, I oversee the Aviation Resource Management System (ARMS) incorporating 285 records for aircrew members. Aircrew members are entitled to Incentive Pay in which I manage the $1.5 million aviation incentive pay program as well as any duty status boards concerning the status of an aircrew members flying status. Not only do I deal with managerial responsibilities on a tactical level, I also have the responsibility as the Functional Manager for over 20 1C0X2’s throughout the wing and manage three Air Combat Command (ACC) squadrons. The responsibilities of a Superintendent for my career field lies heavily on the knowledge of our Air Force Instructions. Just recently, I completed my tour as a First Sergeant and was returned back to my career field. After receiving my orders to Ellsworth Air Force Base South Dakota, the position required a special experience identifier (SEI) code to perform the actions as a superintendent. Like with any assignment I received, I walk into the position with the mindset to feel the environment out and then make any necessary changes regarding procedures that are accomplished each day.
Quality Management System
Every job in the military is governed by an Air Force instruction (AFI). AFI’s are our quality manuals, which serves as a permanent reference for implementing and maintaining the system (Textbook citation). These references layout the expectations referencing our tasks to perform based upon certain times of the year. Amongst these AFI’s, a 126 point internal audit checklist is comprised to incorporate critical elements of our job that not only is verified by me but is used to verify the accuracy of our work on a yearly basis by our major command (MAJCOM) counterparts.
Upon arriving to Ellsworth, I took about three weeks to monitor the office for a few reasons. One was to get the overall feel of the environment in which my airmen worked. Was there tension in the workplace and did my airmen enjoy the office they worked in. Secondly, I wanted to determine their work...