☷Annual Worldwide Inspector General Conference
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Retired U . S . Army Lt . Gen . Richard G . Trefry , right , remotely addresses participants of the 2022 Worldwide Inspector General Conference from his home in Clifton , Virginia , April 20 , 2022 . Trefry was the 53rd Inspector general of the Army from February 1977 to August 1983 , and is known for innovations and reforms to modernize the Army IG system . WASHINGTON— More than 200 inspectors general from across the U . S . Army convened virtually April 19 - 21 , 2022 , for the annual Worldwide Inspector General Conference , which was hosted by the Army’s current IG , Lt . Gen . Donna W . Martin . This year’s theme was “Inspectors General – Enhancing Readiness Since 1777 . ” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth delivered opening remarks via video , saying , “The Inspectors General Corps is crucial to enabling what’s right and true to prevail across the total force . Inspectors general ensure that people remain the Army’s top priority . ” Retired Lt . Gen . Richard G . Trefry , the 53rd IG , addressed the WWIGC virtually from his home in Clifton , Virginia . “The principal function of an inspector general is to be the best teacher in the Army at whatever level he or she is serving , ” Trefry said . Trefry oversaw the Army IG system as it transformed from being adversarial to assistive . His efforts to reform the system helped the Army complete its post - Vietnam era rebuilding in the 1980s and led to the establishment of the Inspector General School at Fort Belvoir in 1983 . Dr . Stephen Rusiecki , dean of academics at the school , emphasized Trefry’s contributions to the modern IG system . “The U . S . Army inspectors general system would not have moved forward into the 21st century as the effective readiness - enhancing enterprise that it is today without the paradigmatic changes made by Lt . Gen . Trefry over 40 years ago , ” Rusiecki said . “His ability back then to see beyond the horizon and anticipate the path to combat readiness the Army needed to follow is astonishing and , frankly , legendary . ” The conference wrapped up with a ceremony honoring four recipients of the Inspector General of the Year award , who were recognized in April for their contributions to the IG system . The four winners are: GS - 12 - 13: Christopher Cummings , the chief of the IG Assistance and Investigations Branch at Army Futures Command in Austin , Texas . GS 14 - 15: Evan Brown , the senior Civilian Inspector General at U . S . Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox , Kentucky . Officer: Maj . Nicole Wigfall , the Deputy Inspector General of the Network Enterprise and Technology Command ( NETCOM ) at Fort Huachuca , Arizona . Noncommissioned officer: Sgt . 1st Class Andrew Scholz , assigned to the Inspector General office of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart , Georgia .
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