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Michael Milner - Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Michael S. Milner became the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation in July 2012.  Prior to this he was Director of the Computer Crime Investigative Unit with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.  Mr. Milner is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of Investigations.

The Office of Investigations, which includes the Hotline and Analysis Section, conducts investigations that focus on contract and grant fraud; environmental violations, computer crimes; and issues that reflect on the integrity and credibility of Department officials.  The Office of Investigations also includes a Technology Crimes Section, which is staffed by Special Agents with specialized technology and investigative skills necessary to respond to complex computer crimes committed against the Department and to provide computer forensic support during fraud investigations.

Mr. Milner began his law enforcement career in 1995 as a Police Officer with the Smithfield (Virginia) Police Department. He joined the Diplomatic Security Service as a Special Agent in 1998. From 2000 to 2004, he served as a Special Agent with National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Office of Inspector General. In 2004, Michael joined the Defense Criminal Investigative Service and in 2006 became the Director of the Computer Crime Investigative Unit.  From November 2009 to October 2010, Michael volunteered to serve in Iraq where he led the advisory team for the National Information and Investigation Agency, Iraq’s equivalent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Michael is a Distinguished Graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and International Studies in 1991. In 2007, Michael earned a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Executive Law Enforcement Management, from the American Military University.