Meet the Acting IG
Robert C. Erickson, Jr. serves as Acting Inspector General for the U.S. General Services Administration, leading auditors, special agents, attorneys, and support staff who conduct nationwide audits and investigations. He has served as Deputy Inspector General since 2007. Prior to becoming Deputy Inspector General, Mr. Erickson served for 15 years as an Assistant United States Attorney at the Eastern District of Virginia, where he prosecuted complex fraud, white collar, and money laundering crimes in federal court.
Mr. Erickson also held several positions in the U.S. Department of Justice, including Deputy General Counsel in the U.S. Marshals Service, Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division at the Eastern District of Virginia, and Trial Attorney in the Constitutional Torts Section of the Civil Division. For his work on complex fraud cases, Mr. Erickson received two Director’s Awards from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys.
Additionally, Mr. Erickson served as an active duty and reserve Judge Advocate officer in the United States Army for 33 years, retiring as a Colonel. He deployed in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and served as Chief Prosecutor for the 22nd Support Command covering Iraq, Kuwait, and Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. After the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon, he commanded a unit that provided all legal services for victims and survivors of the attack. His awards for military service include the Bronze Star Medal and the Legion of Merit.
Mr. Erickson received his J.D. with honors from the New England School of Law in 1978 and graduated with a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in 1973.