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AFOSI seeks to recruit the best the Air Force has to offer

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  • By Airman Whitney Amstutz
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is seeking hard-working individuals who are dedicated to upholding the integrity and security of the United States Air Force.

The AFOSI was established in 1948 and is an organization comprised of individuals committed to a very specific mission: to identify, exploit and neutralize criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Department of Defense and the U.S. Government.

An incredible degree of skill and commitment is required to accomplish this mission and the AFOSI is looking for servicemembers who are willing to accept the challenge.

"We are always looking to recruit the best and the brightest," said Special Agent Eric Beebe, a member of AFOSI Detachment 602, Andersen AFB, Guam. "Our job requires a very specific set of skills. Agents have to be comfortable talking to anyone in any situation. We look for confident, intelligent individuals."

Air Force personnel who make it through the application process go on to earn their badge and credentials at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLECT) in Glynco, Georgia. FLECT provides services to state, local and international law enforcement agencies.

"At FLETC the candidates go through 13 weeks of criminal investigator training and another eight weeks of the AFOSI basic academy course," said Special Agent Nicole Armstrong. "Candidates also have a strict physical training schedule and are expected to be in great health."

Upon successful completion of AFOSI training course, new agents enter into a one-year probationary period. If agents meet standards and excel in their new work environment they are given the opportunity to receive specialized training.

"Some agents apply for additional specialized courses," Agent Armstrong said. "There is training in everything from economic and computer crime, to anti-terrorism and counterintelligence."

The AFOSI provides individuals a chance to challenge themselves and become fully engaged in a career field that is both exhilarating and critical to the success of the Air Force. With agents in more than 40 overseas locations and 160 units worldwide, the AFOSI provides investigative services to commanders of all Air Force activities at a professional level. The AFOSI is continually seeking to recruit and train individuals who stand out among their peers and thrive under pressure.

For more information about the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, call the Andersen Air Force Base OSI office at 366-2987.