Inspector General, U.S. Army Cadet Command
The United States Army Cadet Command Inspector General serves as the "eyes, ears, and conscience" of the Commanding General; conducts IG functions in support of Cadet Command responsibilities and operations; provides the Commanding General with the timely assessment of the discipline, training, morale, economy, efficiency, and operational readiness of the command.
Before You Contact the IG
In accordance with AR 20-1, paragraph 6-1b (Command redress): As a general rule, IGs will encourage the Soldier or civilian employee to discuss first with the chain of command any issues, allegations, or requests for assistance with the commander, chain of command, or supervisor as provided in AR 600–20.
Allowing the chain of command to handle the matter underscores the chain of command’s importance and credibility. The IGs will always reinforce the chain of command and be careful not to undermine it by simply accepting a report without first asking if the complainant notified the chain of command.
Contact Your Chain of Command
Click here for brigades. Click here for schools and Army ROTC programs. (Note: In accordance with Army Regulation 600-20, paragraph 2-2, commanders will establish an open door policy within their commands. Soldiers are responsible to ensure that the commander is made aware of problems that affect discipline, morale, and mission effectiveness.)
Consider the following when deciding if your complaint should be directed to the IG:
- Be sure you have a problem, not just a peeve. (Are the cooks turning out bad chow, or was it just one bad meal?)
- Give your chain of command a chance to solve the problem. (Many problems must ultimately be addressed to the chain of command for resolution; the IG often refers issues to the chain of command.)
- The IGs are not policy makers. (If a policy is flawed, you can submit proposed changes on a DA Form 2028.)
- IGs can only recommend, not order, a resolution. (Only commanders can order; the role of the IG is to advise the commander.)
- IGs can only resolve a case on the basis of fact. (Your claim that a supervisor has violated the rules doesn't make it fact. A claim must be supported with evidence.)
- Don't expect instant action on your request. Be patient. (Investigations take time and IGs tend to have heavy workloads.)
- Be prepared to take "No" for the answer. (In any case, whether the answer is "Yes" or "No," the IG wil explain.)
The following issue and types of allegations are ordinarily not appropriate for IG intervention:
- Criminal allegations
- Issues that have other means of redress (such as courts-martial actions, non-judicial punishment, evaluation reports, enlisted reductions, discharge rating, financial liability investigations (property loss), adverse information in personnel records (except allegations of reprisal), and claims)
- Issues not Army related
- Soldier EO complaints
- Civilian allegations of reprisal
- DOD civilian employee redress through other channels
- Hazardous work conditions
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Collective bargaining agreements
- Appeals of adverse actions within the purview of 5 USC 7701-7703
Contact the IG:
U.S. Army Cadet Command
ATTN: Office of the Inspector General
Bldg. 1481 1270
Fort Knox, KY 40121-2725
Office: (502) 624-7747 or DSN 464-7747
Fax: (502) 624-0057 or DSN 464-0057
Note: Fill out a DA Form 1559.
The DA Form 1559 is the primary form the IG uses to initiate inquiries into matters presented to the IG and to provide a response to the requester(s) and/or take action to correct deficiencies. A person who makes a request for IG assistance is the requester. When the requester presents the IG with allegations or issues, the IG will ask the requester to fill out a DA Form 1559. The information provided on this form provides the IG an initial base of knowledge to begin an inquiry.
You may fill out a DA Form 1559 prior to your visit to the IG or for mailing or faxing to the IG. If you do this, please ensure all information is filled out completely and use link above to download the form.