Prairie Vigilance - MSgt. Cordell, Wing Inspection Team
5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 15, 2020
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
Msgt. Ryan Cordell is the chief inspector for the Wing Inspection Team, which operates under the 5th Bomb Wing’s Inspector General office.
Cordell’s job consists of performing inspections on the 5th Bomb Wing during every exercise. Cordell is proud of his team and how well they work together to make the operation flow smoothly. A normal day on the job for Cordell is driving up and down the flightline to ensure Airmen are operating to standards and safety codes.
Examples of what he looks for are proper personal protective equipment, looking for fuel spills, and any other workplace and safety violations. All of these reports Cordell is responsible for compiling will go directly to the 5th BW commander Col. Walters, so he can see exactly how Team Minot Airmen are doing during Prairie Vigilance, an operational readiness exercise. Cordell explained that his favorite part of the job has been inspecting machinery that he used to work on before he became an inspector.