The Army Reserve Inspector General 


The Inspector General is an extension of the eyes, ears, voice, and conscience of the Commander.

The IG supports the chain of command by increasing visibility of issues so the commander can take appropriate action.

The IG serves as an impartial fact-finder and problem solver - be an "honest broker".  IG’s job is to be familiar with issues in the command and advise all commanders of their existence for quick resolution. 
 
 
WHEN YOU DECIDE TO CONTACT YOUR IG:
Be honest and don't provide misleading information. IGs will discover the truth and there are penalties for providing false information. We will ask if your chain of command knows about your claim.
 
Remember your IGs can only resolve a case on the basis of fact. (Your claim that a supervisor has violated the rules doesn't make it fact. A claim must be supported with evidence. The more evidence you provide, the better we can resolve your claim.)
 
Don't expect instant action on your request..............be patient. (Inquiries take time and IGs tend to be very thorough before making recommendations.)
 
Understand that the outcome of your case might not be what you expected (but the IG will always explain why.)
 DID YOU KNOW?
IGs are not policy makers. (If a policy is flawed, you can submit proposed changes on a DA Form 2028.)
 
IGs can only recommend, not order a resolution. (Only commanders can order; the role of IG is to advise the commander.)

IGs give answers to clients and the chain of command while protecting confidentiality to the maximum extent possible.
 
We provide Army Reserve related assistance to: COMMANDERS, SOLDIERS, FAMILY MEMBERS, DoD CIVILIANS and RETIREES.
 
No appointment is necessary to see the IG in your area. Walk-Ins are welcome. Most offices are open M-F 0800-1600 hours, check with your local office for their specific hours.
 
  
Please read the following ​Statements of Understanding before you proceed further:
 
1. I have used my commander's open door policy one level up
2. I have attempted to use my local Inspector General
3. I understand the local IG is the expert on local command policy and is the TIG's representative
4. I understand this complaint may be referred to the local IG for Inquiry/Investigation.