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Release No: 098-95
March 01, 1995


Eleanor Hill took office today as the Inspector General of the Department of Defense. She became the fourth official to hold that position since its establishment in l982.

President Clinton nominated Hill for the IG post on January 5, 1995 and she was confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 1995.

Hill brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in prosecution and investigations. Previously, Hill had served as chief counsel and staff director of the U. S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations since l987.

Her earlier career involved assignments as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a special attorney with the Department of Justice Organized Crime Section, both in Tampa, Fla. As a result of her numerous investigations, she has been involved in work on comprehensive anti-crime and anti-drug legislation, student loan reform, and drug-enforcement legislation.

Hill received a bachelor's degree from the Florida State University in l972, graduating magna cum laude, and a juris doctorate degree from that school's College of Law in l974.

The Office of the Inspector General conducts audits, inspections and investigations of Department of Defense operations and the Department's contractors. The office also provides policy and oversight of the audit and investigative activities of the Military Departments to help prevent fraud and abuse.

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