The 1st Cavalry Division IG
The 1st Cavalry Division Inspector General serves as the eyes,
ears, and conscience of the CG by ensuring compliance with published regulatory
guidance to enhance mission readiness of America's First Team!
What is IG Confidentiality?
The IG has a duty to protect confidentiality to the maximum extent
possible, particularly when it is specifically requested.
Below is a
short list of things to keep in mind prior to making that call to your IG:
Be sure you
have a problem, not just a peeve.
(Are the cooks turning out lousy chow or was it just one bad meal?)
chain of command a chance to solve the problem.
(Many problems must be addressed to the chain of command for resolution anyway.)
assistance is needed, contact your local IG first.
(IG's at higher commands will normally refer the case to the local IG for
Be honest and
don't provide misleading information.
(IGs will discover the truth quickly in most cases 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.)
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.)
instant action on your request...Be patient.
(Investigations take time, and IGs tend to have heavy workloads.)
Be prepared to take "No" for the answer.
(In any case "Yes" or "No", the IG will explain why.)