WASHINGTON – The Department of the Army Inspector General has welcomed three top leaders this summer. Brig. Gen. James K. Dooghan arrived July 17 to become Deputy, The Inspector General. William E. Jenkins, a member of the Senior Executive Service, assumed duties July 5 as the Principal Director to the Inspector General (Inspections), and Sgt. Maj. Delia Quintero was sworn in as the 9th Inspector General Sergeant Major June 12, succeeding Sgt. Maj. Larry Orvis.
Dooghan comes to DAIG from Fort Carson, Colorado, where he was the Deputy Commanding General for Maneuver with the 4th Infantry Division.
He will replace Col. Isaac Manigault, who has been the acting DTIG since September 2022.
As DTIG, Dooghan will serve as the principal champion for Army Inspector General regulations and doctrine, develop and implement Army IG long-term strategy, and oversee day-to-day operations of DAIG.
Dooghan said he is well prepared for his new duties after many years of working with IGs at various levels.
“I have benefited from myriad positive IG interactions over the years, to include inspections, assistance visits, investigations and training,” he said.
Lt. Gen. Donna W. Martin, the 67th Inspector General, knows Dooghan is the right person for the job.
“Brigadier General Dooghan’s breadth of experience and leadership make him an excellent choice to assume this extremely important role as we continue to advance the Army Inspector General system,” she said.
Martin also praised Manigault for his leadership over the past 10 months.
“Colonel Manigault has done a truly outstanding job as the acting DTIG since last fall,” she said. “I cannot thank him enough for all he’s done.”
Jenkins will oversee Army inspections and advise Martin on all matters relating to them.
Jenkins has held numerous Army auditing positions since 1986, most recently serving as the Deputy Auditor General, Modernization, Acquisition & Sustainment Audits. He has served in several Deputy Auditor General roles since becoming an SES in May 2014, and he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a civilian auditor.
“What started off as only audit coordination for entrance conferences and visits to forward operating bases grew into a collaborative relationship between the Army Auditing Agency and the IGs – not only in Iraq, but throughout the operational theater,” he said about his work with IGs while deployed.
His experience working with IGs led him to seek a leadership position with DAIG.
“After 37 years with USAAA, it’s time to pay it forward and do the best I can in leading the Army Inspections team,” Jenkins said.
According to Martin, “Mr. Jenkins brings a tremendous amount of relevant experience to the Inspector General system, particularly coming from the Army Audit Agency. He is already having an immediate impact on Army Inspections and readiness.”
Quintero joined the Army in April 1992, training as a wire systems installer and maintainer.
In her previous assignment, she served as the command sergeant major of the Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, Georgia. Quintero has also held several other senior enlisted positions with the 82nd Airborne Division, 516th Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command, and U.S. Northern Command.
Quintero wants to see more senior noncommissioned officers in the IG field.
“I want to work with the proponents in the different career management fields across the Army to add IG duty as a broadening assignment on their career maps so that senior NCOs know it is an option as a career-enhancing duty to volunteer for,” she said.
“I want to put more focus on our IG professionals and ensure we are investing in them mentally, physically and professionally in order to build more cohesive and more resilient IG offices across the Army,” she continued.
Martin expects Quintero will build upon the progress of her predecessor.
“Sgt. Maj. Quintero hit the ground running,” she said. “Her last assignment as the Fort Gordon command sergeant major gives her an enormous amount of credibility and experience. Sgt. Maj. Quintero is the right leader at the right time for the Inspector General Agency.”