Christopher W. Dentel was appointed the Inspector General for the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2004.
About Mr. Dentel
Mr. Dentel has worked for the Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of the Inspector General (OIG) since 2002. Initially, he was Counsel to the Inspector General with special responsibilities over all investigations.
Before joining the OIG, Mr. Dentel served on active duty in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1993 to 2001. From 1999 to 2001 he served at the Contract Law Directorate for the Air Force. There he advised senior officers responsible for the procurement of millions of dollars of goods and services regarding all aspects of the contracting process, including: fraud prevention, labor law, strategy, source selection, claims, terminations, ratifications, and disputes. He defended the United States in various forums including before the General Accountability Office, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and in agency level protests. His duties included advising U.S. Attorneys on fraud actions and serving as the Air Force-wide point of contact for mistakes-in-bid.
From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Dentel served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for the United States Air Force at Little Rock and Wright-Patterson Air Force Bases and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio's, United States Attorney's Office. He prosecuted criminal trials, both trials by courts-martial and trials in Federal Magistrate's Court. He represented the US before administrative boards and agencies including the EEOC, Merit System Protection Board, Federal Labor Relations Authority, and Merit System Protection Board. He also advised Inspector General, Security Forces, and Office of Special Investigations personnel on evidentiary, investigative, and jurisdictional issues.
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