Inspector General

The mission of this office is to promote combat readiness, integrity, efficiency, effectiveness, and credibility through impartial and independent inspections assessments, inquiries, investigations, and teaching and training.

1. Assistance and Investigations – Investigate or inquire into allegations of misconduct, impropriety, mismanagement, or violations of law, and to provide staff overview for all congressional or other special interest petitions for assistance, interest, or action.

2. Inspections – Coordinate, conduct, and evaluate inspections  of supporting establishment commands, units and activities.   Additionally the IG will facilitate the execution of the Request Mast program and provide assistance on an “as needed” basis.

3. Readiness  – Conduct short/no notice visits to selected Commands to identify systemic issues impacting unit operational readiness and/or mission accomplishment.

4. Intelligence Oversight – Serve as an extension to the IGMC to ensure the effective implementation of Marine Corps-wide oversight of Intelligence, Counterintelligence, Sensitive activities (to include USMC support to law enforcement agencies, special operations, and security matters), and Special Access Programs.

Major Ryan S. Fuller
Command Inspector General
DSN: 315-637-1742
master Sergeant Tram A. Bays
Deputy Command Inspector General 
DSN: 315-637-4125
Corporal Shanteria J. KAFANDO
Inspector General Clerk 
DSN: 315-637-0098
Organizational Mailbox
Inspector General Hotline  
Dial: 011-81-098-954-5555 then dial the last seven digits of the DSN as soon as you hear the dial tone.

Building 110 Room 148
Camp Kinser
Okinawa, Japan

The Objectives of the CG's Inspection Program are:

a.  Reinforce operational readiness and capability of the command to accomplish its assigned mission.

b.  Evaluate critical functional areas essential for mission accomplishment.

c.  Ensure compliance with and implementation of regulations, orders, and directives

d.  Prevent work practices and conditions that might unnecessarily expose personnel to injury or health hazards.

e.  Evaluate unit inspection procedures.

f.  Prevent or detect fraud, waste or abuse.

g.  Assess unit climate and any problems affecting individuals and allegations concerning conditions that are detrimental to the health, welfare, morale and efficiency of the command.

h.  Assist Commanders and all members of the command in the performance of their duties by providing current information and suggesting corrective actions for improvements.

The office of the Inspector General can not duplicate the process that has already been initiated by any other IG office or by Congress. Please continue to lodge your complaint with your point of contact within the appropriate IG or congressional Office.

Tips for filing a Hotline Complaint with the Inspector General

Matters Inappropriate for the Inspector General

  • Give the chain of command an opportunity to resolve the issue.
  • Be completely honest with the Inspector General.
  • The Inspector General cannot change regulations or statutes.
  • The Inspector General is not a commander.
  • The Inspector General is not a commander.
  • The Inspector General can only resolve a case based on provable facts.
  • Do not expect immediate results.
  • Criminal Matters
  • Sexual Assault Matters
  • Equal Opportunity Matters
  • Prohibited Activities and Conduct (Hazing, Bullying, etc.)
  • Issues with other forms of redress, such as: NJP's, ADSEP Processes, and Legal Matters (Law Enforcement Investigations, Courts Martial, etc.)

*Important Note*

If you have already made contact with your political representative (i.e. Senator, Member of Congress), please allow that process to continue. Although you can still speak with the Inspector General if you so desire, the Inspector General is unable to duplicate actions that have already been initiated by a political representative.






The right of all Marine Corps members to directly communicate grievances to, or seek assistance from, their Commanding Officer(s) is established in U.S. Navy Regulations (Articles 0820c and 1151.1) and the Marine Corps Manual (par 805).  This right is exercised through the formal process of Request Mast. 



Request Mast includes both the right of the member to personally talk to the Commanding Officer, normally in person, and the requirement that the Commanding Officer consider the matter and personally respond to the member requesting mast. 

Request Mast provides a member the opportunity to communicate not only with his or her immediate Commanding Officer, but also with any superior Commanding Officer in the chain of command up to and including the member's immediate Commanding General.  Request Mast also provides Commanding Officers with firsthand knowledge of the morale and general welfare of the command. 



All Marine Corps members should first make every effort to address offending behavior directly with the party responsible, verbally or in writing.  You can also discuss the matter with your immediate supervisor and request assistance.  If you are unable to resolve the issue informally, you have the right to Request Mast. 



A Commanding Officer may deny a Request Mast application if there is another specific avenue of redress available to the member.  The Commanding Officer should explain to the member why he/she denied the Request Mast application and, if appropriate, explain the procedure the member should follow to resolve the issue. 

The Commanding Officer may also require the member to go through the Chain of Command prior to approving Mast.



Generally, a military member can speak to their Commanding Officer about any subject; however, the member cannot use Request Mast for the following reasons:

  • Request Mast should not be used as a means of attacking the proceedings, punishment, or findings and sentence resulting from a disciplinary action brought under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). 

  • Request Mast may not be used to harass, avoid duty, or intentionally interfere with the Commanding Officer's ability to carry out the functions and mission of the command.

  • Request Mast cannot be used if the member is being processed for involuntary separation or if the subject of the complaint is an ongoing Article 138, UCMJ, or Article 1150, Navy Regulations.



Read the MCO 1700.23G and the 3d MLGO 1700.1T pertaining to the request for mast process, before submitting your request for mast.  Download and complete the Request Mast Application form (NAVMC 11296 Rev 5-19) and submit it through the chain of command to the Commanding Officer.  Contact the IG office if you require assistance with obtaining the application.


  1. NAVMC 11296

  2. MCO 1700.23G

  3. 3d MLGO 1700.1T

3d Marine Logistics Group