DoD Hotline Offers Chance to Report Outside Command Chain
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jul. 28, 2004 DoD Inspector General Joseph Schmitz wants to remind service members there are any number of ways outside their chains of command to report suspected incidents of wrongdoing.
His office runs the DoD Hotline Program. Service members and civilians who wish to report incidents without going through their chains of command can take full advantage of this program.
Those with suspicions can call toll free (800) 424-9098, commercial (703) 604- 8569, or DSN 664-8569 to report misdeeds.
Service members and civilians can also mail their concerns to The Defense Hotline, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 20301-1900. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The push to inform service members of this option grew out of the recent series of Senate hearings about prisoner abuse in Iraq. Senators believed there was no way for service members to report wrongdoing outside their chains of command.
For more information, go to the inspector general's Web site.