A Defense Department Inspector General report released to Congress last week outlined substantiated allegations against several unnamed USAF senior leaders. Air Force photo by A1C Aspen Reid.
The Air Force has the highest rate of allegations of wrongdoing against senior officials substantiated after a Pentagon investigation, according to a Defense Department Inspector General report to Congress released last week.
From April to September of this year, DOD IG oversaw or conducted 90 investigations into USAF, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and combatant command or defense agency leaders. Of those, 20 focused on USAF leaders and eight of those investigations were substantiated, the highest number by percentage, according to the report. The Army had the highest number of investigations completed, with nine, though a smaller overall percentage with a total of 31 claims.
This total is a small percentage of the overall DOD IG workload, with 410 total complaints of senior official misconduct made during this timeframe.
The Pentagon Inspector General detailed the allegations against USAF leaders, though no names or positions were provided:
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