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Report of Investigation: Mr. Guy B. Roberts Senior Executive Service Assistant Secretary of Defense Nuclear, Chemical, Biological Defense Programs DODIG-2020-038

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Publicly Released: December 12, 2019

On February 7, 2019, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment referred a complaint to the DoD Office of Inspector General alleging that Mr. Guy B. Roberts, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, sexually harassed a woman on his staff.

During our investigation, we interviewed Mr. Roberts and 18 witnesses who had information about the allegations, or who were identified as potentially having knowledge relevant to our investigation.  We also reviewed 4,053 official e-mails, other documents relevant to the investigation, and applicable standards.

We substantiated the allegations that Mr. Roberts engaged in a pattern of misconduct in which he sexually harassed women on his staff in violation of DoD Directive 1440.1, “The DoD Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program,” May 21, 1987.