The office of The Inspector General, with its attendant inspection and investigation functions, has been part of the Army for more than 244 years. It has served throughout that period as the eyes and ears of the Army's leaders and often as the Army's conscience as well. As such, it has come into contact with nearly every issue, problem, or triumph in which the Army has been involved.
As the companion work to the The Inspectors General of the United States Army, 1777-1903, this volume continues the story of the Inspector General Department and its corps of inspectors during the years from 1903 and 1939. This period was a time of revolutionary reform and reorganization, with the department shifting to the detail system and adapting to the newly created General Staff.