The Office of the Inspector General provides assistance on an area basis within the Northern Regional Medical Command (NRMC) to Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, Family members, retirees, and others seeking help with problems. In addition, the office also conducts inquires, inspections, investigations, and teaches and trains as necessary.
To request assistance, one may visit the office during the hours posted, call the IG office directly, or visit one of our Acting Inspector General’s at the local MTF. Additionally, one is required to complete DA Form 1559 Inspector General Action Request (Dec 2007) to initially document what is desired for the IG to do. Once this is done, the request will be analyzed and an acknowledgement letter will be forwarded. If the request is appropriate for IG intervention, the IG office will begin to work with the complainant to resolve concerns.
Detailed IGs may receive and process requests for assistance, direct and conduct inquires, conduct investigations and inspections, and administer oaths. Detailed IGs wear the IG insignia (see AR 670-1). Only commissioned officers are selected as detailed IGs. In NRMC we have Detailed IGs located at WRAMC and Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC.
Assistant IGs are chief warrant officers (CWOs), noncommissioned officers (Sergeant First Class (SFC) and above), or civilian employees (General Schedule 9 (GS-09) and above) who perform IG functions. An Assistant IG may receive and process requests for assistance, conduct inquires, administer oaths, assist detailed IGs with IG investigations and IG inspections, and perform administrative duties. In NRMC, we have Assistant IGs located at WRAMC.
Acting IGs are commissioned officers who perform limited IG functions and are appointed to this additional duty by the MEDCOM commander. Within the NRMC (P) region, Acting IGs are located at: Ft. Meade, Ft. Belvoir, Ft. Knox, Ft. Eustis, Ft. Lee, Ft. Drum, Ft. Knox, West Point and the Community Based Warrior in Transition Units (CBWTU) in Virginia, Massachusetts and Illinois. Acting IGs can only provide assistance (e.g., pay problems….).
An Acting IG at a NRMC medical treatment facility, who receives a complaint or request for assistance other than for a routine administrative problem, will pass it to the NRMC IG for action.