John F. Sopko

Special Inspector General for Afganistan Reconstruction, Department of Defense

John F. Sopko was sworn in as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction on July 2, 2012. Mr. Sopko was appointed by President Obama and has more than 30 years of experience in oversight and investigations as a prosecutor, congressional counsel, and senior federal government advisor. Mr. Sopko came to SIGAR from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, an international law firm, where he had been a partner since 2009. His government experience includes over 20 years on Capitol Hill, where he held key positions on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Select Committee on Homeland Security, and the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sopko served as a state and federal prosecutor.


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