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Release No: 138-97
March 27, 1997


Donald Mancuso has been selected as the Deputy Inspector General of the Department of Defense. Mancuso will assume his new duties on March 31, filling a position vacant since Derek Vander Schaaf's retirement in 1996.

In announcing the appointment, DoD Inspector General Eleanor Hill said, I am pleased to select Don Mancuso for this position. I am confident his particular skills and experience will serve the Department of Defense well.

Mancuso is a career Federal employee, working in the law enforcement field since 1972. Since June 1988, he has been Assistant Inspector General for Investigations and Director of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the investigative arm of the IG's office. In this capacity he supervised more than 470 criminal investigators and administrative staff. He also served for three years as the director of operations for DCIS and for four years as special agent in charge of the DCIS field office in New York.

His previous law enforcement experience includes positions in the inspector general's office of the General Services Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Customs Service.

The new Deputy Inspector General is a member of the Senior Executive Association, a past member of the Executive Board of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association and of the Board of Directors of the Association of Federal Investigators, a member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association and a member of the Advisory Committee on International Policy of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Mancuso was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. on December 27, 1949. He and his wife, Jo Ann, have two children and reside in Fairfax Station, Va.

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