Command Inspection

From Commander, Military Sealift Command

Command Inspection

Over the next two weeks we will undergo a command inspection conducted by Fleet Forces Command. The purpose of the inspection is to assess whether MSC headquarters and subordinate command personnel, programs, and functions are properly organized, trained, equipped, and supported to achieve required capabilities and execute assigned missions.  From this assessment we’ll then have an accurate picture on the efficiency and effectiveness of MSC enterprise operations and confirm that we are compliant with laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Importantly, the assessment will identify any barriers that hinder mission accomplishment. Having this knowledge will enable us to plan and execute specific actions to address the areas of concern and keep us moving forward on a steady path of improvement. Additionally, the auditors will identify MSC best practices and share those for Fleet-wide implementation.



As we head into the inspection, keep the following in mind:

– You’re the experts at what you do – convey that to your auditors professionally and humbly;

– Show the auditors what you’ve done to improve your programs – they’re looking for positive lessons learned and best practices to share with other commands; and

– Constructive and positive interaction with your FFC counterparts is paramount – we’re part of a larger team and this is a team effort.

I welcome this inspection and assessment. The results will give us an opportunity to improve how we operate and better serve our customers.  Assessments like this will ultimately make us better at providing essential assured logistics and service support to the joint warfighter, enabling distributed lethality and maritime dominance as the nation’s premier maritime transportation organization.

I am proud of our dedicated and professional workforce. Your work ethic and positive attitude are clearly reflected in the work we do here every day and I am confident our team will excel during the inspection.

United We Sail,

Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne, USN

Commander, Military Sealift Command

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