To request assistance without fear of reprisal is the right of any Soldier,
Airman, civilian or family member seeking the help of the Inspector General.
After all, problem solving is part of the Inspector General mission!
To provide the Adjutant General a continuing assessment of the matters relating to the state of economy, efficiency, morale, esprit de corps and readiness of units and activities assigned to the Missouri National Guard.
Who We Are
- The Inspector General (IG) functions as an extension of The Adjutant General’s eyes, ears, voice and conscience.
- We are neutral, unbiased fact finders who execute our duties based on four IG functions: teach and train; assistance; inspections and inquiries/investigations.
- We provide advice on matters concerning the well-being and readiness of Service members, civilian employees and family members.
- Keep the Adjutant General, staff and unit leadership fully apprised of significant issues and concerns affecting the Missouri National Guard, especially those issues and concerns pertaining to unit readiness and the care and welfare of Soldiers, civilians, and family members.
- Work with the commands, units and other agencies, as appropriate, to help resolve concerns brought to the IG’s attention as IG Action Requests (IGARs) or IG Personal and Fraud Waste and Abuse Complaint Registration. Through this partnership, we want to empower the Commander to “Do the Right Thing” and for the command to be the “Hero”.
- When noncompliance with requisite standards are found, help commanders identify the “root cause[s]” of such noncompliance and work to fix the issue.
It is important to understand the IG and Commander relationship:
- The IG works for the commander (Command IG for the AG, Division IG for the Division Commander, Installation IG for the Wing Commander, etc.)
- The IG must be a “problem solver”; however, they cannot “fix” things by themselves. IGs must work by, through, and with commanders, staff sections, the NCO support channel & civilian leadership.
- IGs can recommend courses of action, but cannot “direct” any course of action.
Bottom line: The IG’s role is to help the commander.
The IG will do everything possible to keep confidentiality when handling issues; however, it may be unavoidable to disclose some information to properly handle the situation. In such instances we will try to contact the complainant prior to disclosure.
- We have provided the following checklist to help you determine if you have an IG appropriate complaint:
- Be sure you have a problem, not just a peeve. Are the cooks turning out lousy food or was it just one bad meal?
- Give your chain of command a chance to solve the problem. Many problems must be addressed to the chain of command for resolution anyway.
- Be honest and don’t provide misleading information. IGs will discover the truth quickly in most cases and there are penalties for knowingly providing false information.
- Keep in mind IGs are not policy makers. If a policy is flawed, you may submit a proposed change on a DA form 2028.
- Keep in mind IGs can only recommend, not order a resolution. Only Commanders can order; the role of the IG is to advise the Commander.
- Remember 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, “Yes” or “No,” the IG will explain why.
Five Questions the IG will ask you
- What exactly do you want/need the IG to do for you?
- Have you given your chain of command an opportunity to address the problem? (Be prepared to identify leaders to whom you spoke with and their response to your request for assistance.)
- Do you have any supporting documentation?
- Have you requested assistance from any other source or agency?
- What is your status? (M-day, AGR, Mil Tech, Civilian, Family Member, etc)
If you do have an IG appropriate issue, use one of the following methods to contact the IG office.
- Right of Civilian Employees to Present Complaints or Request Assistance from the Inspector General
- Right of Military Personnel to Present Complaints to or Request Assistance from the Inspector General
- Inspector General Action Request (DA-1559)
- Inspector General Personal And Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Complaint Registration (AF-102)
Office of the Adjutant General
ATTN: Inspector General
2302 Militia Drive.
Jefferson City, Mo – 65101-12031
Walk-In Location: We are located in the Military Education Facility (MEF) Building, Room 156. When entering the back door to DOIM, go upstairs and take an immediate left. Follow the hallway; we are located at the end of hall.
If you are forwarded to voice mail, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Walk-In Location: Whiteman AFB, Building 509, Room 105 (Drill Weekend Only)
Office Phone (Drill Weekend Only) – (660) 687-5130
Phone (all hours) – (636) 448-4024
Walk-In Location: Rosecrans Air National Guard Base
St. Joseph, MO Bldg. 51, Room 130
Phone- 816-236-3089; DSN 356-3089
Request Inspector General Action
Please fill out the DA FORM 1559 Inspector General Action Request (IGAR) to request action by the Inspector General. This form can be filled out electronically and emailed to our email address provided. Please note more documentation may be required. The DA Form 1559 is to establish contact. The Inspector General will contact you once this form has been filed.
DATA REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974
Information is used for official purposes within the Department of Defense; to answer complaints or respond to requests for assistance, advice, or information; by Members of Congress and other Government agencies when determined by The Inspector General to be in the best interest of the Army; and, in certain cases, in trial by courts-martial and other military matters as authorized by the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Department of Defense Blanket Routine Uses also apply.
This information is submitted for the basic purpose of requesting assistance, correcting injustices affecting the individual, or eliminating conditions considered detrimental to the efficiency or reputation of the Army. Those who knowingly and intentionally provide false statements on this form are subject to potential punitive and administrative action (UCMJ Art 107, 18 USC 1001).