Inspector General of the IC

IC Inspector General

Thomas A. Monheim

Thomas MonheimThomas A. Monheim is the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG). He was sworn in on October 4, 2021, after being nominated by the President and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. He previously served as the Acting IC IG from April 2020 until May 2021.


As Inspector General, Mr. Monheim leads the multi-disciplinary team of professionals in the Office of the IC IG whose mission is to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the programs and activities within the responsibility and authority of the Director of National Intelligence and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in such programs and activities. Mr. Monheim also chairs the Intelligence Community Inspectors General Forum, comprised of 12 Inspectors General with oversight responsibility for an element of the Intelligence Community (IC). The Forum enhances collaboration and integration on matters of common interest in the IC.


Previously, Mr. Monheim served as the General Counsel of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Deputy General Counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Senior Legal Counsel at the National Counterterrorism Center, Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice, and Associate Counsel to the President at the White House.


Mr. Monheim retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserves. His prior military service includes experience as a prosecutor, defense counsel, military judge, Deputy General Counsel of the White House Military Office, and Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee. He was mobilized for nine months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and was mobilized again for nine months with a Joint Special Operations Task Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Distinguished awards include the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award, the Director of National Intelligence Exceptional Service Award, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star. Mr. Monheim is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California School of Law, and National War College.


He lives in northern Virginia with his family.


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