The Inspector General conducts inquiries into and reports on the discipline, efficiency, economy, morale, training and readiness of the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) and Ft. Campbell, serving as an extension of the eyes, ears, voice and conscience of the commanding general. We assist Soldiers, family members, Department of the Army civilian employees, contract employees and retirees within the command.
What can the IG do for me?
The Inspector General serves as a fair and impartial fact finder and can assist with Soldier issues and receives complaints of wrong doing and misconduct.
What doesn’t the IG do?
- The IG does not make command policy.
- The IG does not recommend adverse personnel actions.
- The IG does not go “off the record.”
- The IG does not advocate for the command or complainant but are a fair and impartial fact-finder.
- The IG does not release records without approval from the appropriate release authority.
How do I contact the IG?
You can request IG assistance by turning in a completed DA1559 (Inspector General Assistance Request) to the IG office. You can also visit the office in person or call the office intake number. The IG provides assistance on a walk-in basis….no appointment is necessary.
What can the IG assist me with?
The IG can assist with general Soldier issues. The IG cannot override a decision by a commander. The IG can assist when a system is not working or you don’t know how to fix a problem. Issues the IG can assist with include, but are not limited to:
- Open door
- General questions
What if I think someone has done something wrong?
The IG can receive complaints of alleged misconduct. In most cases, the complaint is referred to the appropriate command for action. Keep in mind that the IG does not supersede procedures prescribed by regulation or policy. If a regulatory prescribed process of redress exists, the IG can assist but will not intervene in the process. Issues that have specific remedy, redress, or appeals procedures include, but are not limited to:
- Courts-Martial Actions
- Non-judicial Punishment
- OERs / NCOERs
- Enlisted Reductions
- Type of Discharge Received
- Pending / Requested Discharge
- Financial Liability Investigations of Property Loss
- Relief for Cause
- Adverse Information Filed in Records
- Officer reductions/ Board of Inquiry
What if someone has committed a crime?
The IG is not the appropriate office to report criminal behavior. You should report these allegations to the appropriate law enforcement agency (CID, MPI, MPs, local authorities). The IG is a mandatory reporter of all criminal activities.
I’m afraid I’ll get in trouble for contacting the IG. Am I protected? Can I be anonymous?
All Soldiers, Family members, and civilians have the right to make or prepare communications to the Inspector General’s Office protected by law without fear of unfavorable personnel action being taken, or threatened to be taken, or fear of favorable personnel action being withheld or threatened to be withheld. The IG protects, but cannot guarantee, the confidentiality of any individual who contacts the IG. The IG does not release your identity to anyone without a direct need to know, and only if you consent to the release of your information. You can also file a complaint anonymously, even if you initially identify yourself.
If you feel you have been reprised against for speaking with the IG, contact the IG office to report the suspected reprisal.
Before You Tell It to the Inspector General
•Be sure you have a problem, not just a peeve.
•Give your chain of command or management official a chance to solve the problem.
•If IG assistance is needed, contact your local IG first. (IGs at higher commands will normally refer the case to the local IG for action.)
•Be honest; do not provide misleading information. Be specific and detailed in your complainant or request for assistance (IGs will discover the truth, and there are penalties for knowingly providing false information.)
•Keep in mind that IGs are not policy makers. (If a policy is flawed, you can submit proposed changes on a DA Form 2028.)
•Keep in mind that IGs can only recommend, not order a resolution. (Only Commanders can order; the role of the IG is to advise the Commander regarding policies directives, and regulations.
•Remember, IGs can only resolve a case on the preponderance of credible evidence. (A claim must be supported by evidence.)
•Do not expect instant action on your request. Be patient. (Investigations take time.)
•Be prepared to take “No” for the answer. (In either case, “Yes” or “No,” the IG will explain why.)