the head of an inspectorate or inspection system; an officer with wide investigative powers
a staff officer of the military, air, or naval service with the responsibility of conducting inspections and investigations
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How to use inspector general in a sentence
One case in particular became the focus of Stuart Bowen, Special inspector general for Iraq Reconstruction.Speed Read: James Risen Indicts The War On Terror’s Costly Follies | William O’Connor | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Reports of scheduling fraud and wait time cover-ups kept coming after the 2012 inspector general report.Exclusive: Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,’ Whistleblower Says | Jacob Siegel | May 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Israeli inspector general Yahanan Danino sounded a positive note: We have [made] a lot of progress.Why Joint Palestinian-Israeli Police Patrols Are Good for Peace | Emily L. Hauser | August 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to Cummings, this was the first time that an inspector general had ever taken such an action.
White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler was told about the inspector general's pending IRS report on April 24.
The First Consul rewarded his affection by giving him the posts of inspector-general of infantry and cavalry.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Later on he became inspector general of mines and a member of the Academy of Sciences.
On the 5th of July, 1906, he was especially commended to the secretary of war by the inspector general of the army for efficiency.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2) | William Denison Lyman
He arrived in America in 1777; soon after which, he was made inspector-general, with the rank of major-general.Great Events in the History of North and South America | Charles A. Goodrich
In 1803, appointed inspector-general of pickled fish, and performed the duty satisfactorily for thirty-five years.Tea Leaves | Various