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Inspector General
Commander, Naval Surface Force (SURFLANT)


The purpose of the Inspector General (IG) Hotline Program is to identify and eliminate fraud, waste, and inefficiencies in the operation of the Navy. To be effective, the program requires all personnel to be vigilant against the possibility of illegal or improper acts, and to report to the chain of command, or an IG, any improprieties in this regard.

We encourage you to submit allegation(s) in writing in one of the following ways, email, fax or by letter. The Inspector General hotline is 1-800-249-9284

Our experience has shown that written complaints are more organized, provide more details, and are less emotional. We will evaluate your complaint and request more information, if necessary. Keep in mind, if we conduct an investigation, you will be interviewed and you will be able to provide additional information and documents at that time.

The IG investigates matters involving:


  • Abuse of Authority/Position

  • Bribes/Kickbacks/Acceptance of Gratuities

  • Conflicts of Interest

  • Ethics Violations

  • False Official Statements/Claims

  • Fraud/Travel Fraud (TDY and TAD)

  • Gifts (Improper receipt or giving)

  • Improper Referral for Mental Health Evaluations

  • Mismanagement/Organization Oversight (Significant Cases)

  • Misuse of Official Time, Gov't Property, Position and Public Office

  • Political Activities

  • Procurement Issues

  • Purchase Card/Travel Card Abuse

  • Reprisal (Military Whistleblower Protection)

  • Systemic Problems

  • Time and Attendance (Significant Violations)

  • Waste (Gross)

The Fleet Inspector General reserves the right to decline to investigate any matter brought to our attention.

You should first attempt to resolve problems using the chain of command and other local resources. If, these attempts fail, however, you may follow the 4-Step Hotline Complaint Procedure outlined in the document below:

Complaint Procedures
Please download the CNSL Hotline Complaint Form in document:
Adobe fillable form

If you cannot open any of the above forms from the browser, right-click on the link, left-click "Save Target As..." then save the form to your desktop. You will be able to open, complete the form and then save it to your local computer.

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