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

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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.

The DoD OIG substantiated the allegation that VIS officials attempted to transfer the Complainant to Basra and subsequently discharged her in reprisal for the Complainant’s protected disclosures, in violation of Title 10, United States Code, Section 2409 (10 U.S.C. 2409).

This report is a result of Case No. 20180220-049783-CASE-01.