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The Honorable Robert P. Storch

Department of Defense Inspector General

Robert P. Storch is the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Defense (DoD). He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 30, 2022, and assumed his responsibilities at the DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) in early December 2022. Inspector General Storch leads the DoD OIG in conducting the full range of independent oversight over the programs and personnel of the DoD. IG Storch also serves as the Lead Inspector General for Operations Enduring Sentinel and Inherent Resolve. In December 2023, Rob became the Special Inspector General for Operation Atlantic Resolve, which includes U.S. Government assistance related to Ukraine.

Before coming to the DoD OIG, Rob served for close to five years as the first Presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed IG for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA), where he worked to enhance the impact, independence, and transparency of the office’s work. He also spent several years at the Department of Justice (DOJ) OIG, where he served as the Deputy IG and as the DOJ OIG’s first Whistleblower Ombudsperson, leading efforts related to whistleblower rights and protections that he continued to emphasize at the NSA OIG and now the DoD OIG. He has been active in the IG Community, currently serving as the Chair of the Technology Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and a member of the CIGIE Executive Council that helps set policy and direction for the organization. Additionally, Rob serves as a member of the Government-wide Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), which was statutorily established to provide oversight of pandemic-related spending. As the DoD IG, he also chairs the Defense Council on Integrity and Efficiency (DCIE), which ensures effective coordination and cooperation amongst the DoD oversight organizations.

Following a Federal judicial clerkship for the Honorable William D. Keller, United States District Court for the Central District of California, Rob started his legal career at the law firm of Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C. He then served for some two dozen years as a Federal prosecutor at two U.S. Attorney’s Offices and, between them, the Public Integrity Section of the DOJ’s Criminal Division. He served as a Resident Legal Advisor for the DOJ in Ukraine and returned to provide technical assistance for the United States in the drafting and implementation of Ukraine's anti-corruption legislation.

Mr. Storch received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is married to a fellow attorney and former prosecutor and has two adult daughters.