Senior Staff

Rob A. Childress

Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations - Western Field Operations

Rob Childress currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, overseeing Western Field Operations, which includes the supervision of the Cooperative Disability Investigations Division, the Intelligence and Analysis Division, the OI Executive Officer, and the Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, San Francisco, and Seattle Field Divisions. 

Mr. Childress began his law enforcement career in 1988 with the U.S. Customs Service in El Paso, Texas. In 1994, he joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, as a Special Agent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1996, he joined the Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General, as a Special Agent in Philadelphia. In 1997, he established the Richmond, Virginia Office of the OIG's Philadelphia Field Division, where he worked as a Special Agent until his promotion to the position of Resident Agent-in-Charge of the Richmond Office in 2000.

In 2007, Mr. Childress was promoted to the position of Special Agent-in-Charge of the OIG's Dallas Field Division, where he served until transferring to OIG Headquarters in 2010. Since 2010, he has held the positions of Special Agent-in-Charge of the Office of Quality Assurance and Professional Responsibility in the Immediate Office, and Special Agent-in-Charge of the Criminal Investigations Division in the Office of Investigations.

Mr. Childress received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Denver. He is also a graduate of the Office of Personnel Management's Leadership for a Democratic Society program at the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Childress has received numerous awards for meritorious service, including the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations Award and several Awards for Public Service from the United States Attorneys in the Eastern District of Virginia and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.