Field-operating agencies report to the Air Force inspector general:
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is headquartered at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. It investigates and resolves crimes against people and property; threats to information systems and technology; and fraudulent activity in acquisitions and other economic crimes, among other things.
The Air Force Inspection Agency, at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M., serves as a kind of efficiency expert, assessing Air Force leadership and management. It also handles health-service inspections and complex complaint investigations.
The IG’s office investigates complaints lodged against senior officials as well. In 2004, for instance, the office investigated allegations that Air Force Judge Advocate General Thomas Fiscus had affairs with or pursued 13 subordinates. As a result of the office’s findings, Fiscus was reduced in rank to colonel for conduct unbecoming an officer and was forced to retire.