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.

Oct. 15, 2019

Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation Valiant Integrated Services, Limited Liability Company U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq DODIG-2020-004

Publicly released: October 17, 2019 The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted this investigation in response to whistleblower reprisal allegations against Valiant Integrated Services, Limited Liability Company (VIS). It was alleged that VIS attempted to transfer the Complainant from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, to Basra, Iraq, and then discharged her on January 29, 2018 in reprisal for her making protected disclosures to various individuals who had oversight responsibility for the contact between VIS and the Department of the Army.

Aug. 26, 2019

Report Of Investigation: William F. Moran, Admiral, United States Navy DODIG-2019-117

Publicly released: August 28, 2019 We initiated an investigation that assessed Navy Admiral William F. Moran’s use of his personal e-mail account for official DoD communications in violation of DoD policies, and his continued relationship with a former Navy commander who had been removed from the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) staff for inappropriate behavior towards female employees.

July 22, 2019

Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation: Willowheart, Limited Liability Company Fort Bragg, North Carolina DODIG-2019-104

Publicly released: July 25, 2019 The DoD Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) conducted this investigation in response to an allegation that on December 22, 2017, Willowheart Limited Liability Company (Willowheart) placed [REDACTED] (the Complainant), Contract Security Guard (CSG), Willowheart, on a temporary administrative leave of absence without pay, in reprisal for reporting violations of North Carolina state law, and for reporting abuse of authority to Inspectors General (IGs) and a contracting officer representative (COR).

July 16, 2019

Report of Investigation: Ms. Dana W. White and Mr. Charles Summers, Jr. Senior Executive Service Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs DODIG-2019-101

Publicly released: July 18, 2019 We received and investigated allegations of reprisal and misconduct against Ms. Dana W. White, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (ATSD(PA)), and her deputy, Mr. Charles Summers, Jr., Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.

May 24, 2019

Report of Investigation: Brigadier General Norman Cooling, U.S. Marine Corps DODIG-2019-092

Publicly released: June 19, 2019 On February 27, 2018, the U. S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) sent a complaint to the Secretary of Defense stating the Committee had received information from “multiple sources” alleging that Brigadier General (BGen) Norman L. Cooling, United States Marine Corps (USMC), created a hostile work environment through disparaging treatment of personnel that led to a “general distrust” of his impartiality toward women and his overall leadership.