January 19, 2006 – Acting DoD Inspector General Thomas F. Gimble recently returned from a visit to the Midwest where he met with members of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) Central Field Office and later dropped by Fort Leavenworth Kansas to meet with GEN Peter J. Schoomaker, Chief of Staff Army and LTG. David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Combined Arms Center at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
Mr. Gimble met with DCIS special agents and staff, including Special Agent in Charge Richard Zott of the Central Field Office and Resident Agent in Charge Bryan Compton of the Kansas City Resident Agency, on January 12 to discuss OIG priorities, reorganization initiatives, work caseload, and the agency’s role in the global war on terror.
The following day, he visited LTG Petraeus, Combined Arms Command, to thank him for his efforts in the global war on terror and to solicit his input and suggestions regarding the Office of the Inspector General’s plans to open a field office later this year in Qatar to support DoD efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
GEN Schoomaker was at Ft. Leavenworth to address his future battalion and brigade commanders, along with Command Sergeants Major. He clearly articulated to his future leaders his command philosophy while also instilling in them that he expects them to adhere strictly to Army values and to never compromise their integrity.
During his visit, Mr. Gimble also had an opportunity to meet with Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston.