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800-345-ARIG (2744)
Local:  501-212-5101

DSN:  962-5101



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Arkansas National Guard
Inspector General (IG)


To Inquire into, and periodically report to the Adjutant General on matters affecting discipline, efficiency, economy, morale, training and readiness throughout the Arkansas National Guard.


To be a cohesive and totally professional team extending the eyes, ears, voice and conscience of the Adjutant General; focused on strengthening the overall readiness of the command.

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Functions of the IG


Assistance is the process of receiving, inquiring into, and responding to an Inspector General Action Request (IGAR)… requests can be for Help or Information or to file Complaints.

The IG also assists by helping Commanders correct injustices, eliminating conditions detrimental to the efficiency or reputation of the Arkansas National Guard, recording and analyzing data for corrective action and reporting on the status of the Arkansas National Guard.

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What is IG Appropriate?


An Inspection is an evaluation that measures performance against a standard and should identify the cause of any deviation. All inspections start with compliance against a standard. (A standard is the way things should be)

The IG inspects to provide feedback to Commanders to that they can make decisions to improve the command, proactively resolve issues that affect unit readiness and warfighting capability, promote and reinforce good performance and best practices, and to underscore leadership priorities.


An IG Investigation is a fact-finding examination into allegations, issues, or adverse conditions to provide the TAG with a sound basis for decision and actions.

IG investigations are:

Fair and impartial – the IG is not an adversary or a champion and does not recommend adverse action.

Thorough with emphasis on facts.

Concerned with confidentiality – the IG limits distribution of information, is overt but discreet, and protects all individuals from reprisal / ridicule, including the accused.

Teach and Train

Teaching and Training is both an embedded function and an independent function.

Throughout all of the other 3 IG functions, the IG teaches and trains complainants, units and commanders.
As an independent function the IG conducts local company commander and 1SG courses, Officer and NCO Professional Development Programs, Newcomer / in-processing briefings, Post change-of-command office calls, Pre-command courses, Local and unit newsletters and Theater orientation programs.

Anyone Can File an IG Complaint

Who Can Contact the IG?

A Soldier’s right to see an IG is absolute, guaranteed by federal law. They cannot be denied access to an IG and do not have to go through their chain of command.

They do need to use common sense and not leave their place of duty without permission.

The IG will encourage Soldiers to discuss their problems or grievances first with their commanders, as provided in AR 600-20. However, persons desiring to submit a complaint directly to an IG at any level, but who do not wish to discuss the matter with their commanders or other members of the chain of command, will be permitted to do so.

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What is Not IG Appropriate?

No retribution will be taken against a Soldier who submits an IG complaint. However, anyone who knowingly submits an untruthful statement to an IG can be charged and punished under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) or Arkansas Code of Military Justice.

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Arkansas Support Links

Arkansas Sexual Assault and Response Program (SARP)

Arkansas JSS Resilience & Family Programs

Arkansas EEO

Arkansas Legal Assistance

To find a Chaplain near you,contact the AR ARNG Post Chaplain at 501-212-5621 (DSN: 962-5621)

Federal Support Links

National Guard Bureau IG Supports of both Army and Air Force

Department of Army IG Hotline: 800-424-9098

Army Reserve IG Portal

Air Force IG Portal

   National Suicide Hotline:
   800-273-TALK (8255) 
   Dial 1

   Wounded Soldier
   and Family Assistance:

   Hotline:  800-984-8523
   DSN  CONUS: 421-3700
   DSN OCONUS: 312-421-3700

Page last updated on:

15 May 2018