Administrative Investigations

Marguerite C. Garrison, Deputy Inspector General for Administrative Investigations


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.

June 8, 2016

Medal of Honor Award Process Review: U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Nominee

We recently completed our review of the circumstances surrounding the recommendation to award the Medal of Honor (MOH) to a U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer for his valorous actions in combat while deployed to Afghanistan in 2013.

Nov. 4, 2014

Task Force to Improve Timeliness of Senior Official Administrative Investigations (Redacted)

At the request of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the DoD IG led a task force to review and improve the timeliness of senior official administrative investigations. The task force reviewed data, processes, policies, and resources, and examined proposed changes to conduct more efficient and timely investigations. The task force prepared a plan of action consisting of short-, medium-, and long-range goals to implement the task force recommendations.