HQ USAFA Inspector General

Inspector General Logo Office of the Inspector General - United States Air Force Academy

A selectively manned headquarters directorate that manages all Academy congressional inquiries, personal complaints, and Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) programs for 4,700 personnel and 4,000 cadets. Provides USAFA Superintendent and two wing commanders with feedback on trends and assessment of unit capabilities.

Our office is located in Harmon Hall, 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3500, USAFA, CO

Before You Tell the Inspector General

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

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 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 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.
The IG will determine if the issue(s)/allegation(s) is IG appropriate. If not appropriate, then the IG will hand off to the appropriate agency.

Phone: (719) 333-3490, opt. 1 

To complain without fear of reprisal is the right of any Soldier, Civilian, or Family Member seeking IG help. After all, problem solving is one of the IG's primary missions.

What Is Inspector General Confidentiality?

Persons who ask the IG for help, make a complaint, give evidence, contact or assist an IG during an inspection or investigation, or otherwise interact with an IG, often have an expectation of confidentiality. This expectation encompasses safeguarding their identity and the nature of their contact with the IG, and protection against reprisal. The IG has a duty to protect confidentiality to the maximum extent possible, particularly when it is specifically requested. While the need for confidentiality and the measures necessary to protect it will vary with the circumstances, the IG always give this issue priority attention. However, it is important to remember that, while confidentiality is a priority with Inspectors General, it cannot always be guaranteed. Reference Air Force Instruction 90-301 or contact your IG for more information.

Assistance Mission

Receive, assess, and address requests for assistance and complaints from Airmen, Cadets, Department of the Air Force Civilians, members of the USAFA Community, and the general public concerning matters of Air Force interest.

Conduct Military Whistleblower investigations as directed by DODIG/DAF/IG

Notify DAF/IG when an Air Force Officer (O-1 to O-6) has been named as a subject in an investigation or inquiry.

Provide documentation to DAF/IG of any substantiated finding or adverse actions on any Air Force Officer.

Maintain copies of all CDIs conducted on the installation.

If you have a complaint for the inspector general. Please fill out an AF Form 102 and visit our office or submit via fax or email. Forms may also be submitted anonymously; however, no response will be provided

Additional Sources:

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

2304 Cadet Dr, Suite 3500
USAF Academy, CO 80840-5008

Assistance: (719) 333-3490, opt 1
Fax: (719) 333-4004
DSN: 333-3490, opt 1
Fax DSN: 333-4004

Please feel free to contact or email us if you have any questions. 

Hours of Operation: 
0730 - 1630 EST Monday - Friday

Contact Forms

AF Form 102 (fillable)

Use this form to register your IG Personal and FWA Complaint. (Please review matters not for the IG before completing the AF Form 102.)
You can access table 3.7 in (AFI 90-301) for additional agencies and grievance channels.