Office of the Inspector General


The inspector general reports directly to the U.S. Africa Command commander, serving to report on the state of efficiency, discipline, morale, training, and readiness throughout the command in support of the commander's intent. The inspection process performs as a fair, impartial, and objective fact-finder to assist the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, civilians, and their families to quickly resolve issues of concern, impropriety or wrongdoing. The office of the inspector general performs investigations, inspections and assistance functions as directed by the commander, and conducts engagements to assist African militaries and ministries of defense in establishing and enhancing host nation inspector general capabilities throughout the command's area of responsibility.

Requesting assistance or filing a complaint

For personnel unable to resolve a problem through the proper channels, the office of the inspector general ensures the issue is addressed fairly and objectively.

The office does not make policy, rather determines facts relevant to the situation and recommends action. Before seeking assistance from the office of the inspector general, it is advised to:

  1. Use the chain of command. Depending on the circumstances, the commander or supervisor may be able to resolve the issue more quickly. However, individuals are always free to contact the office and discuss the situation.
  2. Use established redress channels, as many issues have appeal or grievance procedures established by law or regulation. The inspection process is not appropriate when a formal procedure to resolve the matter exists.
  3. Provide relevant information and as much detail as possible.


To request assistance without fear of reprisal is the right of every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, Coastguardsman, civilian, and family member.

HQ US Africa Command
ATTN: Inspector General
Unit 29951
APO AE 09751

DSN: 324.591.0999
Commercial: +49 (0)711.7081.0999

You may also email the Office of the Inspector General.

Additionally, individuals can report suspected abuses of authority, mismanagement, fraud, or waste to this office or by contacting the DoD Hotline: at +1 800.424.9098.