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 21, 2021

Report of Investigation: Mr. Brett J. Goldstein, Defense Digital Service Director (DODIG-2021-092)

On June 19, 2020, the DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated an investigation into allegations against Brett J. Goldstein, Director, Defense Digital Service (DDS), that alleged he fostered a negative work environment by failing to treat his subordinates with dignity and respect. During the course of our investigation, we also examined an emergent allegation that Mr. Goldstein used and condoned the use of an unauthorized electronic messaging and voice-calling application to discuss official DoD information.

May 26, 2021

Oversight Review: DC National Guard's Use of Helicopters on June 1, 2020 (DODIG-2021-089)

Publicly Released: May 27, 2021

The DoD OIG Investigations of Senior Officials Directorate (ISO) conducted an oversight review of the District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) command-directed investigation (Army Regulation (AR) 15-6 investigation). ISO also reviewed the September 22, 2020 Report of Investigation (ROI) and December 21, 2020 memorandum. The ROI and the AR 15-6 investigation examined actions surrounding the use of DCNG helicopters to support local law enforcement authorities during a civil disturbance in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2020.

April 14, 2021

Qualitative Assessment Review of The Administrative Investigative Operations of The Defense Logistics Agency Office of Inspector General (DODIG-2021-076)

Publicly Released: April 19, 2021 On April 14, 2021, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) completed a qualitative assessment review of the Defense Logistics Agency Office of Inspector General. This was the first review of an administrative investigative operation within a Defense Agency conducted by the DoD OIG.

March 24, 2021

Report of Investigation: Mr. Ronnie J. Booth, Former Auditor General of the Navy, and Mr. Thomas B. Modly, Former Acting Secretary of the Navy (DODIG-2021-061)

This report presents the results of a DoD Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) investigation into allegations that Mr. Ronnie J. Booth, the former Auditor General of the Navy, sexually harassed female employees, and that Mr. Thomas B. Modly, the former Acting Secretary of the Navy, failed to comply with DoD and Navy policies when informed of sexual harassment allegations against Mr. Booth.

March 3, 2021

Report Of Investigation: Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Ronny Lynn Jackson, M.D. U.S. Navy, Retired (DODIG-2021-057)

We initiated this investigation on May 18, 2018, after the DoD Hotline received 12 complaints and additional allegations raised by witnesses regarding RDML Jackson, while serving as Director, White House Medical Unit (WHMU), a DoD unit tasked with providing medical support to the White House, and, while serving as Physician to the President.