Army

April 19, 2012

Submit IG complaints in timely manner

By Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Richardson
USAICoE and Fort Huachuca Assistant Inspector General

Submit Inspector General issues or allegations in a timely manner. Waiting until the last minute to seek assistance may make it more difficult for the staff to address an issue. It is not required for an IG to look into an issue or allegation if the complainant does not bring it to IG attention within one year of becoming aware of the problem or if more than three years have transpired since the date of the problem or wrongdoing.

When it comes to taking care of issues in the military it is best to be proactive and not reactive. Everyone knows issues, problems and bad news does not get better with time. It is important to know when to seek assistance and who to talk to when an issue arises.

So many times, Soldiers come to the IG Office seeking assistance with an issue that could have been addressed by their chain of command. When the IG staff asks the Soldier if their chain of command is aware of the issue, often times the answer is “No.”

This is surprising since the chain of command is the best tool a Soldier has for getting their issue resolved. They can point a Soldier in the right direction and even provide resources for the Soldier to use. Using the Chain of Command to resolve issues at the onset of the problems will generally cut the problem-solving time in half. Always give your chain of command the opportunity to assist with your issues first.

If for any reason someone gives their chain of command a reasonable amount of time to assist with an issue and it is still not resolved, an available option is to seek assistance from the IG Office. Ensure you provide all documents relating to the case. Everything the IG does is based on facts. When a person talks to an IG, they need to ensure their statements are as accurate and truthful as possible.

The IG is here to provide assistance when needed. Don’t wait until the last minute to get an issue resolved. Always remember to start with your chain of command.

Those with questions or concerns should contact the IG office, 533.1144.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Photo by Capt. Bee Vengthisane

Signal Soldiers celebrate regimental birthday at Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, Texas– Signaleers from Fort Hood and other installations around the country, celebrated the 155th Signal Regimental Corps birthday June 22-25 here. Signal week is a time when Soldiers in the Signal Corps reflec...
 
 
U.S. Army photo

Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

More aerial intelligence systems used during Vietnam War During the Vietnam War, the Army possessed three distinct aerial intelligence capabilities. The U-6 Beaver fixed-wing airborne radio-direction finding (ARDF) platform was...
 
 
photo-2

USAEPG responds to Army radio test needs

A dismounted tester and a Humvee with the SRW-A radio mounted inside collect evaluation data on the radio is shown with the Huachuca Mountains in the background on Dec. 12. The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, USAEPG, recen...
 

 
U.S. Army photo

Army puts Gray Eagle, One System Remote Video Terminal through test

U.S. Army photo The MQ-1C Gray Eagle, the Army’s largest unmanned aircraft system in the inventory, recently underwent follow-on test and evaluation, which culminated June 14 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Cal...
 
 

More than 4,000 Army Families receive funding for college

WASHINGTON — $33,000. That is how much The Wall Street Journal reports the average 2014 college graduate owes in student debt. As the cost of secondary education continues to rise, the Army Emergency Relief program has awarded 4,285 Army children and spouses with more than $9.3 million in college scholarships. Since 1976, the Army Emergency...
 
 
446x450_q95

Soldiers provide showers, laundry services, boost morale

U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Eric Gedeon, a shower, laundry and clothing repair specialist, operates a laundry-advanced system during the Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise, QLLEX, on Fort Huachuca June 10. Gedeon is assigned to...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>