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									      IG Investigations

       COL Howard McGillin
Legal Advisor, The Inspector General
                    Outline
• Categories
  – Inquiry
  – Investigation
• Types
  – Field
  – HQDA
                  Categories
• Investigational Inquiry
  – Less Formal - summarized testimony
  – May be directed by an IG
  – Legal Review for substantiated alleg only
• Investigation
  – Formal - sworn, verbatim testimony
  – Requires Directing Authority “Directive”
  – Requires formal legal review
                 Process
• IG receives issue
• Conducts PA
• Determines allegations
  – May consult with OSJA
• Determines form
• Obtain Directive
• Investigate
     Why use IG Investigation?
• Fair, impartial, trained factfinder
• IG confidentiality

• Cannot use for adverse action
• Limits on release of information
          What if Adverse?
• Consider other venue (AR 15-6, RCM 301,
  Art 32)
• Hand Off procedures

• Completed?
  – Follow on 15-6?
  – TIG approval
          Formal Testimony
•   FOIA/PA Advisement
•   Read In
•   Rights Warning
•   Questioning
•   Read out
                   Process
•   Obtain Directive
•   Notify subjects
•   Investigate
•   Legal Review
•   Notifications / opportunity to comment
•   Submit for approval
•   Close Out
            Legal Review
• Standard: AR 20-1
• Implied standard AR 15-6 legal review
• You are the last line of defense!
• Don’t “Concur/Non-concur.”
• Watch for recommendations of adverse
  action
• Not a feeder to an adverse action.
        HQDA Investigations
• Sit back and relax - you’ll have little to do
  with these!!
• Subjects are General Officers and SES plus
  COL(P) and SES selects
• ONLY HQDA May investigate personnel in
  these ranks!!
  – Procedure for hand off
               Process
• Receipt of allegation
• Notice to DoD IG/ GOMO
• Preliminary Inquiry
• Action Memorandum - Directive
  (VCSA/SA)
• Investigation
                 Process
• Legal Review
  – OTJAG
  – OGC
  – IG Legal
• Approval
• Close Out
• Disciplinary Action
    When your GO is the Subject
•   Remember who you represent
•   Interface with DA?
•   Information flow?
•   Assist in investigation?
•   FOIA/PA concerns
•   703-601-1093 (IG Legal)
              Interesting Stats
                   FY 02
•   877 allegations (411 senior officials)
•   34% anonymous
•   5% formal investigation
•   8% of allegations substantiated
    – 42.5% of those started as anonymous
     Questions

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