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To provide the Adjutant General a continuing assessment of the matters relating to the state of economy, efficiency, morale, esprit de corps and readiness of units and activities assigned to the Delaware National Guard.
Keep the Adjutant General, staff and unit leadership fully apprised of significant issues and concerns affecting the Delaware National Guard, especially those issues and concerns pertaining to unit readiness and the care and welfare of Soldiers, civilians, and family members.
Work with the commands, units and other agencies, as appropriate, to help resolve concerns brought to the IG’s attention. Through this partnership, we want to make the Command the “Hero” and help them to get there.
When noncompliance with requisite standards is found, help commanders identify the “root cause(s)” of such noncompliance and work to them.
Information on this site is designed to assist Soldiers, Airmen, and civilians associated with the Delaware National Guard, to enhance their knowledge of the Inspector General's roles and responsibilities.
The Delaware National Guard's Command Inspector General (aka “Command IG” or “State IG”) is an unbiased Regular Air Force (Title 10) Lt Col-authorized position detailed by the Department of the Air Force and the National Guard Bureau.
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The IG will do everything possible to keep confidentiality when handling issues; however, it may be unavoidable to disclose some information to properly handle the situation. In such instances we will try to contact the complainant prior to disclosure.
Many situations exist in which either law, regulation, or instruction provides Soldiers and Airmen a remedy or means of redress. Complainants must seek and exhaust the prescribed redress or remedy before an IG can provide assistance. Once the available redress procedures have been used, IG action is limited to a review of the redress process to determine if the complainant was afforded the due process provided by law, regulation, or instruction.
Other complaints that are ordinarily not appropriate for IG intervention include criminal allegations, EO complaints, issues that are not Army/Air Force related, and redress available for Department of Defense civilian employees through other channels.
If you find your issue is appropriate for the IG, download and fill out the appropriate form below:
If after using your chain of command your issues have not been resolved, please read, complete, sign, and mail, or scan and email, the signed form to the IG office along with any supporting documents.
Complaints received by the IG are resolved using processes outlined in AR 20-1 and AFI 90-301. Anonymous complaints are accepted and acted on where sufficient information is provided.
All contact with an IG and/or member of Congress is a protected communication; complainant’s cannot be reprised against for making a lawful protected communication under Title 10, USC Section 1034, Military Whistleblower Protection Act; but be honest, and don’t provide false or misleading statements. It is a violation of the UCMJ to knowingly and intentionally provide false statements and/or false written statements.
1. What exactly do you want/need the IG to do for you?
2. Have you given your chain of command an opportunity to address the problem? (Be prepared to identify leaders to whom you spoke with and their response to your request for assistance.)
3. Do you have any supporting documentation?
4. Have you requested assistance from any other source or agency?
5. What is your status? (M-day, AGR, Mil Tech, Civilian, Family Member, etc.)
All Soldiers and Airmen have the right to present complaints, grievances, or requests for assistance to the Inspector General. These complaints or grievances may include what Soldiers reasonably believe to be evidence of fraud, waste, and abuse.
Assistance is the IG function that provides Soldiers, Airmen, family members, DA civilians, retirees, and contract employees the ability to seek help from the IG on matters affecting their health, welfare, and personal readiness. However, anyone may submit a complaint, allegation, or request for information or assistance to any Army IG concerning a matter of Army interest. (AR 1-20, para 6-1)
The Military Whistleblower Protection Act, Title 10 U.S.C. 1034, prohibits any person from taking, withholding, or threatening any personnel action against a member of the Armed Forces as reprisal for making or preparing any protected communications.
Protected Communication – any lawful communication to a Member of Congress or an Inspector General, as well as any communication made to a person or organization designated under competent regulations to receive such communications, which a member of the Armed Forces reasonably believes reports a violation of law or regulation.
To report a case of Whistleblower Reprisal (WBR) – contact the IG.