Publicly Released: January 6, 2022
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide the officials responsible for receiving, housing, supporting, and preparing Afghan evacuees for movement to their final resettlement location with the results from our site visit to Task Force (TF) Quantico at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico, Virginia. The team visited TF Quantico from September 23 through 28, 2021.
We conducted the work on this project with integrity, objectivity, and independence, as required by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s Quality Standards for Federal Offices of Inspector General. Our review of TF Quantico operations at MCB Quantico was conducted as part of the “Audit of DoD Support for the Relocation of Afghan Nationals (Project No. D2021-D000RJ-0154.000).”
The objective of this audit is to determine whether the DoD has adequately planned and provided support for the relocation of Afghan evacuees. The audit team visited MCB Quantico to review housing and other facilities, security, medical care, and costs associated with the effort. Despite having limited time to plan for this massive effort, TF Quantico personnel housed and sustained Afghan evacuees. However, TF Quantico personnel did experience challenges, such as ensuring accountability of Afghan evacuees and providing Afghan evacuees with all 13 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention required immunizations.
The 2nd Marine Logistics Group (2d MLG), the main Marine Corps unit supporting TF Quantico, dedicated resources to support the effort, to include manpower, equipment, and supplies. In addition, the extensive use of the 2d MLG’s manpower and equipment has resulted in missed training opportunities and increased wear and tear on the 2d MLG’s equipment.