Inspector General




U.S. Army Military District of Washington



The Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region & U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQ-NCR/MDW) Inspector General main office is located on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington DC. Our areas of responsibility include greater NCR, Fort Belvoir, Va., Fort Meade, Md. and  Fort A.P. Hill, Va. There is also a MDW satellite office at Fort Belvoir.

EVERYONE has the right to speak to the IG, and EVERYONE has the right to submit their complaint to the IG!


What is an IG Issue?

• Before you tell it to your Inspector General, be sure you have a problem and not just a peeve.

• 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.

• Understand better what a real issue is and what you can do about helping yourself, and others, in times of need.

Privacy Act of 1974

The Privacy Act of 1974 is a code of fair information practices which mandates how Government agencies shall maintain records about individuals. The Privacy Act requires that Government agencies:

  • collect only information that is relevant and necessary to carry out an agency function;maintain no secret records on individuals;
  • explain at the time the information is being collected, why it is needed and how it will be used;
  • ensure that the records are used only for the reasons given, or seek the person's permission when another purpose for their use is considered necessary or desirable;
  • provide adequate safeguards to protect the records from unauthorized access and disclosure;
  • allow people to see the records kept on them and provide them with the opportunity to correct inaccuracies in their records;
  • Publish a notice in the Federal Register of new or revised system of records about individuals;
  • Publish a notice in the Federal Register before conducting a computer matching program;
  • Assure the information is accurate, relevant, complete, and up-to-date before disclosing it to others;
  • Allow individuals to find out about disclosures of their records to other agencies and persons.

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.

You can find more information about FOIA requests on the Federal FOIA Website.