Frequently Asked Questions
• However, many Department of the Army (DA) civilian complaints (e.g., discrimination, sexual harassment, and conditions of employment) must be addressed by agencies other than the IG.
• Anyone, including civilians with no Army affiliation, may file Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) disclosures. Depending on the circumstances, the IG may also accept complaints from dependents or relatives of Service Members in addition to Retirees and their dependents.
• It is always best for the actual "victim" or person who witnessed the alleged wrongdoing to file the complaint.
• A Supervisor or Commander in your Chain of Command.
• An IG or other appropriate inspector, or within any established grievance channel.
• Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) complaints may be reported to the Army Audit Agency (AAA), Army Office of Special Investigations (AOSI), Military Police, or other proper authorities.
• Note: The fact that you may disagree with your Supervisor(s) over management styles or have what you believe is a "personality conflict", does not constitute an injustice or mismanagement. If you are not sure your concern is a reportable matter, contact your local IG office for guidance or advice.
• A nomination memo signed by the Soldier's Command IG or Commanding General.
• DA Photo (IAW AR 640-30). Awards shown on DA Photo must be listed in DA Form 2-1.
• Biographical Summary (Some call it the Military Resume).
• DA Form 2-1 (certified).
• DA Form 2A/2B (Certified).
• DA Form 705 - APFT Card and DA Form 5500/5501 - Body Fat Worksheet (if applicable).
• DA Form 3349- Physical Profile (Permanent/Temporary, if applicable).
• Physical Status memo signed by Company Commander or Unit Administrator.
• OER/NCOERs for the last 5 years, plus evaluations showing Command/1SG time. For any gaps, attach a memo or email explaining the reason for the gap.
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• The Inspector General (IG) 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.
• Be honest.
• Don't provide misleading information.
• Remember your IGs can only resolve a case on the basis of fact.
• Don't expect instant action on your request ... be patient.
• Understand that the outcome of your case might not be what you expected (the IG will always explain why).