Report | Jan. 20, 2022

Management Advisory: DoD Support for the Relocation of Afghan Nationals at Fort Pickett, Virginia (DODIG-2022-055)

Audit

Publicly Released: January 24, 2022

The purpose of this management advisory is to provide the officials responsible for receiving, housing, supporting, and preparing Afghan evacuees for movement to their final resettlement location the results from our site visit to Task Force (TF) Pickett at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The audit team visited TF Pickett from September 24 through 27, 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 Pickett operations at Fort Pickett 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 Fort Pickett 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 Pickett personnel housed and sustained Afghan evacuees. However, TF Pickett personnel did experience challenges, such as ensuring accountability of Afghan evacuees and holding Afghan evacuees accountable for misdemeanor infractions committed on Fort Pickett.