ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENTS US Air Force-wide Airmen who were manning ICBM silos had been caught cheating on their monthly exams; a fifth of that workforce was suspended during the resulting investigation. Global Strike Command leadership asked ELG to help assess the cause. ELG designed and led the project’s kick-off, which included training Air Force’s own assessment team.
In addition, ELG conducted a cultural assessment that informed survey questions and produced preliminary findings and recommendations as input to solution development. The Air Force’s final findings and recommendations, published March 27, 2014, are consistent with ELG’s input. The cheating stopped. (This work stemmed from ELG’s success in helping Commander, US Submarine Forces, reduce the number of untoward “incidents” that submarines were having at the time.)