For more than 200 years, Army Inspector General's have inspected, audited, investigated, trained and performed those duties necessary to support the Army's mission. During that time, the purpose and organization of the Army Inspector General system have changed considerably. The modern Inspector General system mission is to serve as an extension of the eyes, ears, voice and conscience of The Adjutant General, providing a continuing assessment on the state of the economy, efficiency, discipline, training, morale, esprit de corps and readiness throughout the Vermont National Guard.
The Inspector General system is designed to be a full-service assessment of the operational, administrative and logistical effectiveness of Vermont National Guard commands under applicable statutes and regulations.
The Inspector General (IG) conducts unit and organization inspections to determine training, administrative, operational and logistical readiness for mobilization.
In addition to inspections the Inspector General office conducts individual assistance requests and investigations. Assistance can be requested by commanders, Soldiers, family members, civilian employees, retirees and anyone who seeks help with problems related to the Vermont National Guard.
Other than inspection policy, the Inspectors General does not formulate policy, nor do they have inherent command authority. The Inspector General will not provide assistance if there are other means of redress or appeal available (unless that system is in question). Confidentiality is of utmost concern, but it cannot be guaranteed.