Information on this site is designed to assist Soldiers and Airmen, and others
associated with the South Dakota National Guard, to enhance their knowledge of
the Inspector General's (IG) roles and responsibilities.
Command Inspector General is an unbiased Regular Army (Title 10) Lieutenant
Colonel detailed by the Department of the Army and the National Guard Bureau.
The Inspector General is the confidential
advisor to the Adjutant General of the South Dakota National Guard. The IG
provides the Adjutant General a continuing assessment of matters relating to the
state of efficiency, discipline, morale, esprit de corps and readiness
throughout the South Dakota National Guard.
Inspections, Assistance, Investigations, and Teach
The Inspector General Office staff provides assistance
to all National Guard members, Department of Defense Civilians, Retirees,
Military Technicians and family members, by performing inquiries, investigations
and unit compliance inspections as appropriate. We are committed to constant
improvement of the South Dakota National Guard as a professional organization,
through leader and Soldier empowerment, process improvement, objective
fact-finding, and unbiased guidance.
Before You Contact the
- Be sure you have a problem, not just a peeve.
- Give your chain of command a chance to solve the problem. A chain of command
includes a COMMANDER (or equivalent). Your Administrative Officer and NCO are a
link to your commander, but are not part of your chain of command.
- Be honest and do not provide misleading information (we will find out).
- IGs are not policy makers and do not have the authority to “direct” actions.
IGs can recommend courses of action but only Commanders have the privilege of
Contact the South Dakota National Guard Inspector General
at (605) 737-6618/6619.
View this form
to file an IG Action Request electronically.
It is the right of every
Service Member to seek IG assistance without fear of reprisal. No one can
prevent or deny a subordinate from seeking IG assistance. Communications with an
IG are protected by law, and confidentiality is maintained to the greatest
Filing a Complaint with the IG
All complaints begin with contacting the SDNG IG office,
through any means (email, phone, fax, walk-in and 3rd party).
be officially opened upon receipt of a DA 1559, Inspector General Action Request
(IGAR). When the IGAR is submitted, include any and all relevant documents and
Ensure you clearly state what you expect the IG office to
accomplish for you (in your opinion, what action would successfully resolve your
situation). Also, include accurate contact information. A personal phone number
and email are perfectly acceptable.
REVIEW the form before submitting
Confidentiality is an underlying assumption. This office will only
discuss your case as required to resolve it, or with TAG, as necessary. You may
request that we not release your personal information outside of IG channels,
but you should understand that this will usually limit our ability to resolve
Lastly, remember that those who knowingly and
intentionally provide false statements on DA Form 1559 are subject to potential
punitive and administrative action.
(UCMJ Article 107, 18 USC 1001)