Administrative Investigations

Marguerite C. Garrison, Deputy Inspector General for Administrative Investigations

Mission

Administrative Investigations (AI) helps ensure ethical conduct throughout the DoD by conducting investigations and overseeing DoD Component investigations of allegations of misconduct by senior DoD officials, whistleblower reprisal, and Service member restriction from communication with an IG or Member of Congress.  AI also manages the DoD Hotline and the Contractor Disclosure Program, provides education and training on whistleblower protections through its Whistleblower Protection Coordinator, and facilitates voluntary resolution of whistleblower reprisal allegations through its Alternative Dispute Resolution program.

Jan. 19, 2023

Report of Investigation: Mr. Douglas A. Glenn, SES

The DoD Office of General Counsel referred an anonymous complaint to the DoD Office of Inspector General on March 2, 2021, against Mr. Douglas A. Glenn, Senior Executive Service, former Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). In general, the complaint alleged that Mr. Glenn engaged in behaviors that were inconsistent with the expectations for leaders in the DoD.

Dec. 13, 2022

Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation: Systems & Technology Research, LLC Woburn, Massachusetts (DODIG-2023-037)

We conducted this investigation in response to a reprisal complaint alleging that Systems & Technology Research, LLC (STR), Woburn, Massachusetts, moved the Complainant’s office location and discharged him in reprisal for making protected disclosures concerning security violations.

Dec. 8, 2022

Report of Investigation: BG Jonathan E. Howerton, USA, and Mr. Bradley T. Hoagland, SES (DODIG-2023-032)

The DoD Hotline received complaints from January 14 through September 14, 2020, against Brigadier General (BG) Jonathan E. Howerton, U.S. Army, Deputy Assistant to the President and White House Military Office (WHMO) Director, and Mr. Bradley T. Hoagland, Senior Executive Service, Special Assistant to the President and WHMO Deputy Director. We received three of the complaints after we began our investigation on February 6, 2020.

Oct. 18, 2022

Military Restriction Investigation: [Redacted], United States Air Force/Air National Guard (DODIG-2023-005)

Publicly Released: October 20, 2022

We conducted this investigation in response to a complaint filed with the Oklahoma Air National Guard 138th Fighter Wing Inspector General (IG) office that alleged that the Subject restricted the Complainant from lawfully communicating with an IG.

July 11, 2022

Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation: Program Executive Office | Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency | Fort Meade, Maryland (DODIG-2022-111)

Publicly Released: July 13, 2022

We conducted this investigation in response to a reprisal complaint filed with the DoD Hotline by a Complainant, General Grade 15 (GG-15), in the Program Executive Office (PEO) of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland.