Michael D. Robinson
Senior Advisor to the Inspector General for Law Enforcement
Michael D. Robinson is the Senior Advisor to the Inspector General for Law Enforcement. He is currently assigned to the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Training Institute and serves as the Director of the Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy (IGCIA) at the Federal Law Enforcement Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia. In this role, Mr. Robinson manages all IGCIA administrative and training operations and serves as the on-site agency executive representative for CIGIE’s 73 Offices of Inspector General (OIG) that are formal FLETC partner organizations.
Mr. Robinson previously served as the Assistant Inspector General Investigations for the OIG at the Social Security Administration (SSA), from 2014 to 2017. In this role, he directed all OIG investigative activities across the United States and its territories related to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in SSA programs and operations. He managed 4 Headquarters Divisions and 10 Field Divisions, encompassing about 80 offices around the country, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Mr. Robinson was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2008 as the SSA/OIG Assistant Inspector General for Technology and Resource Management. In that role, he was responsible for the OIG’s budget, facilities management, automated systems, human resources and management support, strategic planning, and fraud hotline management and fugitive enforcement.
Mr. Robinson started his government career with SSA as a tele-service representative in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1997, he became a special agent with the OIG’s Office of Investigations. During his OIG career, Mr. Robinson served as a special agent in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland; special agent/program manager of the Electronic Crimes Team; and Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge and Special Agent-in-Charge of the Philadelphia Field Division. His responsibilities included overseeing criminal, civil, and administrative investigations throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. While still an SSA/OIG special agent, Mr. Robinson completed multi-year special investigative assignments with the U.S. Secret Service-Metro Area Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Headquarters Task Force, immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Mr. Robinson received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morris Brown College while simultaneously being commissioned as a U.S. Army Officer through the Georgia Tech Army ROTC program. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Wilmington University, a Master of Business Administration Degree from Florida Tech University, and a Master of Public Administration from Villanova University. He has continued his executive education by attending the Federal Executive Institute, Yale University School of Management Executive Programs, and the Program for Senior Executive Fellows at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Robinson is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. He has served on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board and as an Adjunct Faculty member at Wilmington University. He currently serves on the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board.
Mr. Robinson served in the U.S. Army and the Maryland Army National Guard, starting his military service at the rank of private and honorably completing his service at the rank of Captain. Throughout his government career, he has received numerous awards for his meritorious service.