Good luck. It is not a painful process and can be helpful. I agree with the "don't embellish" comments, but, then again, this is YOUR time to tell about great and above and beyond things you or your Squadron does.
Heck, if a unit hasn't been inspected in a bit there's nothing wrong with having a unit CC request a SAV. They're called assistance visits for a reason.
Oddly enough, in those wings where SUIs are on a 24 month cycle, self assessments are not required.
maybe in your wing SUIs are at 2 years, I can't say. Our wing has changed in the past few years. However CAPR 123-3 provides that SUIs may be done on a 36 month cycle, and if the wing conducts SUIs on the (approximate) 36 month cycle, then the unit is responsible for doing a self assessment (using the SUI guide) in the other 2 years during the anniversary month of the SUI.Oddly enough, in those wings where SUIs are on a 24 month cycle, self assessments are not required.
I've seen units where the responsible Officer is "not Available" on the date of the inspection. In those circumstances make sure that your assistant or someone is available, up to date, and able to stand in for you. If not you will have flat out failed the inspection.
That's a very good point. Yes, the general rule is "answer the question that's asked" but if you have an outstanding way of managing your area of responsibility it's good to let the inspector know that. It's one way in which "Successful" and "Highly Successful" are distinguished. Also be ready for follow-up...the answer to a yes/no question is really "yes, and here's the supporting information". Others have said be familiar with the SUI Guide. As an inspectee, I've had very good luck (and happy inspectors) by providing a packet to the inspector based on the SUI guide for my area(s). On one page, I write question 1 (along with any a, b, c parts it may have) and I put my answer. On the following pages, I put the documentation to support that (e-Services printouts, 2As, etc.). After the supporting info comes question 2 followed by its supporting info, followed by 3, you get the idea. As an inspector, well, I wish I would've seen that done more often. Makes things go very quickly in my experience (greatly minimizes the need for searching through unit files, personnel records, and the like). There are probably other great ways to handle the inspection; I've just found that one to work well.And I'll second the comments about making sure either you're there or an alternate that knows the information is there. Otherwise, it can be a long night for the CC (and the inspectors).