Before You Call

Before you call the Inspector General (IG) Office, please take the following into consideration.


Be sure you have a problem, not just a peeve.

  • Are the cooks turning out lousy chow 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.

If IG assistance is needed, contact you local IG first.

  • IGs at higher commands will normally refer the case to the local IG for action.

Be honest and do not provide misleading information.

  • IGs will discover the truth quickly in most cases, and there are penalties for knowingly providing false information.

Keep in mind the IG Office is not a policy maker.

  • If a policy is flawed, you can submit a proposed change on DA Form 2028.

Keep in mind that 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 does not make it fact. A claim must be supported with evidence.

Do not expect instant action on your request. Be patient.

  • Investigations take time, and IGs tend to have heavy workloads.

Be prepared to take "No" for an answer.

  • In any case - "Yes" or "No" - the IG will explain why.



To complain without fear of reprisal is the right of any
Soldier, Civilian, or Family member seeking IG help.

Contact Information

Fort Knox
Inspector General

1270 Old Ironsides Avenue
Bldg 1481
Fort Knox, KY 40121

Telephone: 502-624-7747
DSN: 464-7747

Fax: 502-624-2197



Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Closed
Weekends, Holidays &
Training Holidays