Provide to the Commander, Soldiers, Airmen, civilians, and their family members assistance through inspection, inquiry, and investigation, to enhance the discipline, efficiency, economy, morale, training, and readiness throughout the Indiana National Guard.
Essential task list:
- Support Commanders and the Chain of Command to ensure they are effective, efficient, and economical as possible, to improve operations, morale and and readiness of the command.
- Provide assistance for Soldiers, family members, DA Civilians, and retirees.
- Conduct inspections to measure compliance, identify systemic issues and correct deficiencies.
- Conduct investigations that meet the standards of thoroughness and fairness.
- Teach and train at all levels.
Before you contact your Inspector General:
- Give your chain of command a chance to solve the problem.
- You must use other forms of redress before coming to the IG, for example, if your issue is with an NCOER...did you appeal IAW DA PAM 623-3?
- If you still need to contact the IG, use the IG Complaints Form link below, complete the form and be prepared to provide it to the IG.
If you need to file a complaint:
After having followed the steps listed, if you feel you need to file a complaint with the IG's office, complete form DA Form 1559, scan and email to one of the addresses below.
DA Form 1559 (PDF)
DA Form 1559 (XFDL)
Overview of Nonsupport/Interim Family Support Guidelines/Commander's Guide in Handling Cases of Nonsupport
Reprisal/The Military Whistleblower Protection Act
Frequently Asked Questions:
A complaint, allegation, and/or request for assistance can be presented to an IG in person, by
telephone, FAX, or regular mail. In order to
protect your confidentiality, we strongly discourage
contacting an IG via e-mail (see FAQ #4).
An IGAR is an Inspector General Action Request, DA Form 1559-R. A complainant completes the
IGAR, presents it to an IG, who in turn initiates the appropriate action. You can download a DA Form 1559-R on this web site or visit our office and fill one out in person. When completing an IGAR,please include as much DETAIL as possible (who, what, when, where, how, etc.). This enables the IG to conduct a
You do not have to be in or associated with the military to submit an IGAR. Anyone can submit an
IGAR as long as it concerns an activity of the U.S. Government, specifically the U.S. Army and/or it’s
Not Usually. For personal security and to maintain your privacy the Department of the Army IG strongly discourages complainants from filing an IGAR via e-mail, because it is not a secure means of communication.
Any problems/issues concerning the U.S. Army and/or its members may be presented to an IG. Law and statue restrict what Inspectors General can do in the areas of Civilian Personnel, Legal, and Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity (EO/EEO). Be prepared to take "No" for the answer. (In any case "Yes" or "No", the IG will explain why).
Information provided to an Inspector General is NEVER OFF THE RECORD.
NO. Contact with an IG is a "protected communication". A supervisor or employee who reprises
against an employee for contacting an IG faces possible punishment for violation of the statutory prohibition against reprisal for whistleblowing.
NO! An Inspector General belongs to the Commander’s Personal Staff. The IG has NO command authority. Therefore, we report, and make recommendations to the Commander for his action.
The initiator of an IG investigation/inquiry will be informed upon the completion of an investigation/inquiry. However, due to concerns regarding confidentiality, they are not allowed to obtain the results of an investigation/inquiry (Privacy Act of 1974 and Army Regulation 20-1)