U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Parent agencyU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Inspector GeneralMichael J. Missal

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) is one of the Inspector General offices created by the Inspector General Act of 1978.[1] The Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs is charged with investigating and auditing department programs to combat waste, fraud, and abuse.[1]

History of Inspectors General

Inspector General[2] Appointment Date[2]
Michael J. Missal May 2, 2016[3]
Linda Halliday (Acting) July 2015[4]
Richard J. Griffin (Acting) January 1, 2014
George J. Opfer November 17, 2005
Jon A. Wooditch (Acting) June 22, 2005
Richard J. Griffin November 11, 1997
William Merriman (Acting) January 3, 1996
Stephen A. Trodden August 4, 1990
Renald P. Morani January 1, 1988
Frank S. Sato July 31, 1981
Morris B. Silverstein (Acting) January 21, 1981
Allan L. Reynolds May 1, 1979
John J. Williams (Acting Deputy IG) November 9, 1977


  1. ^ a b "[USC02] INSPECTOR GENERAL ACT OF 1978". uscode.house.gov. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  2. ^ a b "Inspector General Historical Data" (PDF). Council of Inspector Generals on Integrity and Efficiency. July 25, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "Inspector General". www.va.gov. Retrieved 2020-10-31.
  4. ^ "Senior Executive Biography of Linda A. Halliday" (PDF). U.S. House of Representatives.