Chief Master Sergeant GREGG GOW

Chief Master Sergeant Gregg Gow is the 17th Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) headquartered at Quantico Marine Ground Installation, Virginia. OSI is a federal law enforcement agency with responsibility for conducting criminal investigations, counterintelligence and specialized investigative activities, protective service operations and integrated force protection for the Department of the Air Force. OSI is also a combat-ready military criminal investigative organization that provides the Air Force a wartime capability with counterintelligence support to force protection to find, fix, track and neutralize enemy threats in hostile and uncertain environments. He serves as the senior advisor to the commander on matters concerning force utilization, readiness, training, career progression and quality of life for over 3,400 enlisted, officer and civilian Airmen assigned to major Air Force installations and a variety of operating locations worldwide.

CMSgt Gow entered the United States Air Force on Nov 94, completing Personnel Specialist Technical School at Keesler AFB, MS. His background includes various assignments in the personnel career field such as a Classifications and Employment Technician, Personnel Reliability Program Manager, and Customer Service Technician. As a personnel specialist, Chief Gow held assignments in Mission Support Squadrons, Security Forces Squadron, and Medical Group.  In September 2000, he was accepted into OSI, graduating from the USAF Special Investigations Academy in December 2000. Chief Gow held several assignments in OSI such as Joint Drug Enforcement Team Lead, NCOIC of Operations, Superintendent, Operations & Training Branch Chief, and Special Agent in Charge.  Chief has deployed in support of Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. 


1995   Personnel Specialist Technical School, Keesler AFB, MS
1999   Airman Leadership School, Elmendorf AFB, AK
2000   USAF Special Investigations Academy, Andrews AFB, MD
2003   Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Robins AFB, GA
2009   Associates Degree, Criminal Justice, Community College of the Air Force
2011   Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education by Correspondence
2012   Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education in residence, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
2014   Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy Session 257, Quantico, VA
2016   Chief’s Leadership Course, Chief Master Sergeant’s Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
2016   Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, Maxwell AFB, AL
2017   Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II by Correspondence
2017   Bachelor of Science Degree, Political Science, University of Maryland University College, MD
2019   Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Institute for Defense and Business
2020   Strategic Leadership, Center for Strategic Leadership, Colorado Springs, CO
2021   Data Science for Data Leaders, Flatter, Washington DC
2021   Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base Andrews, MD


  1. November 1994 – January 1995, Basic Trainee, Lackland AFB, TX
  2. January 1995 – March 1995, Student, 366th Training Squadron, Keesler AFB, MS
  3. March 1995 – September 1996, Personnel Specialist, 341st Mission Support Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, MT
  4. September 1996 – September 1998, Personnel Specialist, 3rd Mission Support Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK
  5. September 1998 – November 1999, Personnel Specialist, 3rd Security Forces Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK
  6. November 1999 – September 2000, NCOIC, Personnel Management, 3rd Medical Group, Elmendorf AFB, AK
  7. September 2000 – December 2000, Student, USAF Special Investigations Academy, Andrews AFB, MD
  8. January 2001 – April 2004, Special Agent, OSI Detachment 427, Little Rock AFB, AR
  9. April 2004 – May 2005, Special Agent, OSI Detachment 246, Al Dhafra AB, UAE
  10. May 2005 – June 2008, NCOIC Operations, OSI Detachment 322, Fairchild AFB, WA
  11. July 2008 – November 2010, Superintendent, Operations Development & Training Branch, 6th Field Investigation Region, Hickam AFB, HI
  12. December 2010 – December 2011, Superintendent, OSI Expeditionary Detachment 2405, Bagram AF, Afghanistan
  13. December 2011 – May 2012, Superintendent, Major Crimes Branch, 6th Field Investigation Region, Hickam AFB, HI
  14. June 2012 – June 2017, Special Agent in Charge, OSI Detachment 216, Seymour Johnson AFB – Pope Army Airfield, NC
  15. June 2017 – June 2019, Superintendent, OSI 8th Field Investigations Region, Peterson AFB, CO
  16. June 2019 – May 2021, Superintendent, OSI Investigations Collections Operations Nexus Center, Quantico Marine Corps Base, VA
  17. May 2021 – Present, Command Chief, Office of Special Investigations, Quantico, VA


Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (one oak leaf cluster)
Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters)
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters)
Air Force Combat Action Medal


2005 OSI Small Detachment of the Year
2006 OSI Lance P. Sijan Award
2007 OSI Region 3 (AMC) Small Detachment of the Year
2007 OSI Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
2007 OSI Junior Enlisted Special Agent of the Year
2009 OSI Region 6 (PACAF) SNCO of the Year
2011 OSI Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
2013 OSI Small Detachment of the Year
2014 OSI Region 2 (ACC) Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year


Chief Master Sergeant, March 2016

(Current as of May 2021)