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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

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.

April 25, 2019

Report of Investigation: Mr. Patrick M. Shanahan Acting Secretary of Defense DODIG-2019-082

On March 15, 2019, we initiated an investigation into allegations that Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan, took actions to promote his former employer, Boeing, and disparage its competitors, allegedly in violation of his ethical obligations. We received similar allegations from various referrals.

March 15, 2019

Report of Investigation: Ms. Jill Vines Loftus Senior Executive Service Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office DODIG-2019-068

We initiated this investigation on January 16, 2018. During our investigation, we also identified an emergent allegation that Ms. Loftus failed to treat her staff with respect. If substantiated, these actions would violate standards summarized throughout this report.

Feb. 21, 2019

Report of Investigation: Ms. Ellen Ardrey Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency DODIG-2019-053

We initiated this investigation into a series of anonymous complaints alleging that Ms. Ellen Ardrey, Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES), while serving as Director of the Human Development Directorate (HD), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), circumvented DoD policy and wasted government resources in her management of NGA’s Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments. The complaints asserted that Ms. Ardrey improperly permitted NGA senior officials to downgrade to non-senior official positions within the agency for one pay period, and then paid them $40,000 each as buyout incentives to leave the agency without obtaining required approval from the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R)).

Oct. 10, 2018

Report of Investigation John M. Richardson Admiral U.S. Navy DODIG-2019-002

We initiated an investigation that assessed Navy Admiral John M. Richardson’s response to sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against a member of his personal staff.

July 5, 2018

Report of Investigation: Rick A. Uribe Brigadier General U.S. Marine Corps DODIG-2018-131

We investigated allegations that Brigadier General Uribe, while serving as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations-Baghdad, and Director, Combined Joint Operations Center, Baghdad, Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command, Iraq, between May 2016 and June 2017, permitted his officer aide-de-camp to perform activities other than those required in the performance of official duties.

Feb. 9, 2018

Report of Investigation: Mr. Joseph F. Guzowski Senior Executive Service DODIG 2018-062

We initiated this investigation to address an allegation that Mr. Joseph F. Guzowski, Senior Executive Service, Principal Director to The Inspector General for Inspections, Headquarters, Department of the Army Inspector General Agency, failed to treat an employee with dignity and respect. During our investigation, we identified three additional complainants who alleged additional instances in which Mr. Guzowski engaged in a course of conduct that failed to treat employees with dignity and respect. We substantiated the allegation.

Jan. 22, 2018

Report of Investigation: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Interactions with Family Members of Corporal Joseph Hargrove, U.S. Marine Corps DODIG-2018-061

On February 15, 2017, the DoD Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) initiated this investigation in response to a request from the Secretary of Defense to review the facts and circumstances surrounding DPAA interactions with family members of Corporal Hargrove regarding the identification and repatriation of Corporal Hargrove’s remains. We investigated whether DPAA recovered Corporal Hargrove’s remains from Koh Tang in 2008 and whether DPAA lied about recovering his remains.

Jan. 3, 2018

Whistleblower Reprisal Investigation DODIG-2018-044

We conducted this investigation in response to allegations filed with the Department of Defense (DoD) Hotline by a sub-contractor who claimed that Leidos, Inc., non-selected the Complainant for inclusion on a bridge contract in reprisal for her making protected disclosures to company and Government officials.