GA 162 | Continuous Improvement in the U.S. Air Force with Damien Hocquard

By Jessica Bush Updated on May 10th, 2017

Today’s guest is Damien Hocquard, a member of the Canadian Armed Forces who is stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Ron and Damien discussed Damien’s lean journey working within the U.S. Air Force CPI (Continuous Process Improvement) program. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About Damien (2:41)
  • The quotes that inspire Damien (4:01)
  • Damien’s background (5:55)
  • How Damien was first introduced to CPI (8:58)
  • The Air Force Green Belt course (12:48)
  • About the first event Damien did (13:53)
  • Another countermeasure (23:43)
  • How they finalized and checked them (24:38)
  • The timing (26:46)
  • The challenges of CPI (27:12)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Damien (35:01)
  • The best advice Damien has ever received (36:17)
  • The area Damien wants to focus on (37:51)

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