Department of Defense Education Activity

The DoDEA OIG’s mission is:

  • To provide independent and objective oversight to improve and promote the integrity, accountability, and performance of the DoDEA programs;
  • To detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the DoDEA programs and operations; and
  • Help ensure ethical conduct throughout the DoDEA



DoDEA OIG seeks to improve DoDEA programs by identifying key issues, recommending corrective actions, and promoting a high level of integrity. To achieve this, DoDEA OIG incorporates three core functions:

  1. Investigations:
    1. Investigators conduct fact-finding examinations into allegations of impropriety or a condition that adversely affects the DoDEA mission to educate, engage, and empower each military-connected student to succeed in a dynamic world
    2. Investigators maintain and provide assistance to those who contact the DoDEA Hotline
  2. Inspections: Inspectors conduct compliance or systemic assessments of DoDEA facilities, resources, and performance metrics to evaluate and determine how well a DoDEA program or function is executing its mission in accordance with law and governance
  3. Audits:
    1. Auditors conduct impartial and objective appraisals or verifications of DoDEA data, procedures, or performance of diverse operations, systems, activities, programs, functions, or funds, and of internal program and management controls
    2. Auditors also serve as the liaison and coordinator of DoDEA’s audit activities with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), and other external audit-related groups


Michael E. Erdley
Inspector General

Jae H. Choi
Assistant Inspector General for Audit

Sarah E. Schumacher
Assistant Inspector General for Investigations and Inspections

Resources and Contacts

DoDEA OIG Headquarters Office

DoDEA Headquarters
ATTN:  DoDEA Office of Inspector General
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400
HQ OIG Email:

Hotline telephone: 571-372-7410
Hotline DSN: 312-372-7410
Hotline Email:

Region Offices

Americas Office (Peachtree City, GA)
DoDEA Americas Headquarters
ATTN:  DoDEA Americas OIG
700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Pacific Office (Okinawa, Japan)
DoDEA Pacific Headquarters
ATTN:  DoDEA Pacific OIG
Unit 35007
APO AP 96376
From US: 011-81-98-970-5674
DSN: 315-652-5674
From Japan: 098-970-5674

Europe Office (Sembach, Germany)
DoDEA Europe Headquarters
Unit 29649
APO AE 09136
From US: 011-49-611-143-545-1531
DSN: 314-545-1531
From Germany: 0611-143-545-1531

Resources Outside DoDEA OIG