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AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C 3013, Secretary of the Army; 10 U.S.C 3020, Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law, 95-452), as amended; DoDD 1030.1, Victim and Witness Assistance; AR 20-1, Inspector General Activities and Procedures.

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: To secure sufficient information to inquire into the matters presented and to provide a response to the requester(s) and/or take action to correct deficiencies.

ROUTINE USES: Information is used for official purposes within the Department of Defense; to answer complaints or respond to requests for assistance, advice, or information; by Members of Congress and other Government agencies when determined by The Inspector General to be in the best interest of the Army; and, in certain cases, in trial by courts-martial and other Military matters as authorized by the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

DISCLOSURE: Voluntary, however, failure to provide complete information may hinder proper identification of the requester, accomplishment of the requested action(s), and response to the requester.

SORN: A0020-1 SAIG, Inspector General Records (January 11, 2002, 67 FR 1447)

Action Request Form (DA 1559)

Contact Information

Request Info

  1. When did the incident occur (dates)? What status where you in at the time of incident?
  2. Have you requested assistance from another Agency, IG, Source pertaining to the incident? (If so, with who & what was communicated)
  3. List POCs/Witnesses that have knowledge of your incident.
  4. List the names within your chain of command/supervision that you have addressed this matter with prior to contacting the IG.
  5. Describe the incident; list specific persons involved; and what standard/rule/regulation/law was violated.
I consent to release my personal information outside of IG channels (but within DoD official channels) in order to resolve the matters listed above. I understand that if I do not agree to release my personal information, my request for assistance may go unresolved.

I do/I do not consent to release the supporting documents I provided to the IG (to exclude this DA Form) outside of IG channels to the chain command or other officials (but within DoD channels) in order to resolve the matters listed above. I understand that if I do not release my documents, my request for assistance may go unresolved.

This information is submitted for the basic purpose of requesting assistance, correcting injustices affecting the individual, or eliminating conditions considered detrimental to the efficiency or reputation of the Army. Those who knowingly and intentionally provide false statements on this form are subject to potential punitive and administrative action (UCMJ Art 107, 18 USC 1001).