The following Evaluations (Security Squadron names them "Summations") were taken from the Historical Reports of the 3084th Aviation Depot Group, recently declassified by the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and the United States Air Force.
3084TH SECURITY SQUADRON - EVALUATION (SUMMATION)
(1 Jan - 30 June 1956)
The 3084th Security Squadron entered the period of 1 January through 30 June 1956 in a state of operational effectiveness that left little to be desired with the exception of the loss of personnel and no expected replacements. The training program continued to be thorough, complete, and firm. Due largely to this effective type of training, the influx of newly assigned personnel were oriented, trained, and proven capable of assuming their duties effectively in a short period of time. Due again to this training, the loss of personnel to overseas assignments and transfers was cushioned by having newly assigned personnel available for duty on short notice.
Personnel-wise, the Security Squadron has been fortunate in that even though a severe loss was experienced due to overseas commitments, transfers, and discharges, a sufficient number of seasoned personnel remained to provide minimum security requirements. The Security Squadron through this period has lost only one officer who was in turn supplemented by an experienced Air Police Officer on loan from the Operations Squadron.
The morale of personnel remained constantly high, based primarily on the following:
The state of effectiveness of the Squadron is attributed directly to the practice of delegating maximum responsibility and authority to the non-commissioned officers; their commendable acceptance of these; a very realistic and aggressive training program geared to benefit all airmen and NCO's, and command support of the Security mission of the Station.
(1 July - 31 December 1956)
The 3084th Security Squadron completed the period 1 July 1956 through 31 December 1956 in an excellent state of operational effectiveness. There was a decided loss in manpower authorization but at the same time, security commitments were reduced, thus alleviating the situation. For the first time since the activation of the Station, the Training Section was not burdened with a constant influx of newly assigned personnel. For the most part, the personnel here were well trained and seasoned with experience. This was one advantage of having a large number of Non-Commissioned Officers experienced in the security career field: newly assigned airmen received personal attention both on duty and in formal classroom studies.
Non-Commissioned Officers of Master or Technical Sergeant ratings were assigned responsibilities as Non-Commissioned Officers of the Guard, and ranking Staff Sergeants were further delegated more responsibility. This practice of delegating maximum responsibility and authority to the NCO's; their commendable acceptance of these duties; a very realistic and aggressive training program geared to benefit airmen and NCO's alike; and command support of the security aspect of the Station enabled the Security Squadron to perform its mission in an outstanding manner.
Prior to the erection of the new hospital at Westover Air Force Base, one of the predominant complaints of assigned personnel was the fact that only a limited amount of dependents' medical care could be furnished there. With the completion of the hospital, facilities were increased and acceptance of all pregnancies was assured. The other note of constant complaint expressed was that of the poor housing situation and the unusually high rental rates charged in areas surrounding the base. Alleviation of this situation can be expected with the construction of approximately 250 Capehart home units scheduled for early spring.
For unmarried personnel residing on base in the barracks area, living conditions were excellent, with unlimited opportunities for recreational facilities provided by Special Services.
The 3084th Security Squadron continued to accomplish its mission with a high degree of effectiveness because of:
Without a doubt, the past six months were the most successful achievement period in the history of the 3084th Security Squadron. Problem areas have been solved or are in the process of being solved, and no new major difficulties have occurred.
(1 Jan - 30 June 1957)
In the six month historical period, the Air Police Squadron (Ed. Note: Notice the name change from the Security Squadron.) experienced a sharp reduction of personnel, a change of personnel and positions including the arrival of a new Commander, and a change to a new shift system.
These events necessarily brought problems and confusion in responsibility and command. The significant factor, however, was that in spite of changing events, the Squadron continued to provide alert and aggressive security. This high degree of security was the result of careful organization of different jobs, thorough training received by personnel on flight duty, the practice of cross-training personnel on different jobs, good supervision by officers and NCO's, and the interest and cooperation displayed by all personnel.
By the end of the six month period, personnel were well acquainted with their responsibilities, new problems had been solved, and personnel were becoming adjusted to the new working shifts and procedures. The changes, in addition to being disruptive, had also been refreshing, as personnel took renewed interest in their responsibilities in anticipation of the coming months' activities.
(1 July - 31 December 1957)
During the six months' period, there were only two major changes. The first change was the change of duty schedule from an eighteen day to a three day cycle. This change was met with wide acceptance by the personnel and solved problems of supervision end training. Because most personnel had previous experience with the three day schedule, the changes were made smoothly and without confusion.
The other change involved a reduction of post requirements. A series of changes in tactical and route security procedures followed. These changes were readily understood by personnel and did not present any major problems.
The Physical Security Division operation, involving the largest number of personnel, was stable during the last three and a half months of the reporting period.
The one major problem was the series of accidental weapon discharges. This problem was solved before any casualties occurred. (View documents addressing weapons safety, PDF)
Personnel Security Division's operation remained stable in spite of a rapid change of officer supervisors. Officer and key non-commissioned officer manning remained stable in the Squadron and supervisory personnel continued to work closely together.
In summary, during the reporting period the Squadron performed all phases of its mission efficiently and thoroughly. By the end of the reporting period there were no major problems and there was every indication that the Squadron would continue its high standard of performance through the next historical period.
(1 Jan - 30 June 1958)
During the past six months the only major changes that were made were changes in personnel. The operation of the Physical Security Division, involving the largest number of personnel, remained stable despite the changes in supervision.
The Officer of the Guard provided for additional supervision during non-duty hours. He was available to assist the flight commander in making decisions concerning access authorization, control of disturbances on the base, and other matters that might normally require the decision of a commissioned officer.
There were no new outstanding problems faced by the squadron. Routine personnel problems, physical safeguard problems, and command problems were solved as the situation developed.
In summary, during the period of this report, the squadron performed all phases of its mission with the maximum possible efficiency. There was every indication that the Police Squadron would continue to maintain its high standard of operations.