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Minnesota National Guard
Inspector General
The Minnesota Inspector General
The eyes, ears, and conscience of TAG

  • To assist Minnesota National Guard members and their families in solving service related problems and issues
  • To assess and report matters affecting mission performance, discipline, efficiency, economy, morale, training, and readiness
  • To identify systemic deficiencies, determine root causes, and recommend corrective action
  • To promote standards and core values of the Minnesota National Guard through teaching and training, inspecting, assisting, and investigating

Expectation Management

Give your chain of command a chance to solve the problem first
  • In most cases, the IG addresses issues with the chain of command for resolution
  • IGs resolve cases on the basis of fact. Documentation helps!
  • Don’t expect instant action on your request ... be patient
  • IGs only recommend, not order a resolution
  • IGs are not policy makers
  • Be honest; don’t provide misleading information
  • Be prepared to take “no” for an answer

Filing a request with an Inspector General

IGs receive requests for assistance, complaints, and allegations from Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, family members, federal employees, veterans and private citizens from any source (including anonymous) regarding operations, organizations, functions and personal issues.

For Army IG Assistance, complete DA Form 1559.pdf
For Air IG Assistance, complete AF IMT 102.pdf

Email form to: ng.mn.mnarng.list.ig@mail.mil
Or fax to: (651) 282-4938
Or mail to: MN National Guard
Office of the Inspector General
8076 Babcock Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

The Right to Present Complaints or Request Assistance from the IG

All Soldiers and Airmen have the right to present complaints, grievances, or requests for assistance to the Inspector General. These complaints or grievances may include what Soldiers reasonably believe to be evidence of fraud, waste, and abuse.

Assistance is the IG function that provides Soldiers, Airmen, family members, DA civilians, retirees, and contract employees the ability to seek help from the IG on matters affecting their health, welfare, and personal readiness. However, anyone may submit a complaint, allegation, or request for information or assistance to any Army IG concerning a matter of Army interest. (AR 1-20 para 6-1)
Whistleblower Protection

The Military Whistleblower Protection Act, Title 10 U.S.C. 1034, prohibits any person from taking, withholding, or threatening any personnel action against a member of the Armed Forces as reprisal for making or preparing any protected communications.

Protected Communication -
any lawful communication to a Member of Congress or an Inspector General, as well as any communication made to a person or organization designated under competent regulations to receive such communications, which a member of the Armed Forces reasonably believes reports a violation of law or regulation.

To report a case of Whistleblower Reprisal (WBR) - contact the IG.

Contact Information

State IG Office

COL James Davel
State Inspector General
(651) 281-3834

LTC Gary Mundfrom

Inspector General
(651) 281-3835

CPT Rachel Tarrats

Inspector General
(651) 281-3836

SFC Heidi Savre

Assistant Inspector General
(651) 281-3833

Lt. Col. Kevin Paulson

Air Inspector General
(651) 281-3833

Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline
(651) 282-4067

Unit IG Office

34th Infantry Division

LTC Blane Iffert (M-Day)
(651) 282-4916

133rd Airlift Wing

Lt. Col. Robert Manning
(612) 713-2837

148th Fighter Wing

Lt. Col. Thomas Ruud
(218) 788-7957

Helpful References

Social Media Policy

Transgender Policy.pptx

MNARNGR 1-201 Inspection Policy & OIP.pdf



Promotion and Reduction.pdf


M-Day 50 Mile Rule.pdf

Commander’s Legal Handbook.jpg

Alcohol Policy.pdf

1SG/CDR IG Brief.ppt

Social Media Topic Gov. Endorsement.pdf

Organizational Resources

Office of the Inspector General

G1 Personnel Gateway


Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

Legal Assistance

Evaluation Entry System

Additional Contacts

State Chaplain
MAJ Winn
(651) 282-4291

National Suicide Hotline

(1-800) 273-8255

Joint Center for Excellence, Families and Outreach

(651) 268-8200