AFOSI seeking enlisted Airmen

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  • By Senior Airman Kathryn R.C. Reaves
  • 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations recruiting team visited the Spratt Education Center at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, to speak with enlisted Airmen about becoming special agents, July 30, 2018.

During the two briefings, Shaw Airmen learned about the federal law enforcement agency and how it identifies, exploits and neutralizes criminal, terrorist and intelligence threats.

The Airmen also received information about the organization’s structure, types of duties agents perform, application requirements and training.

Some qualifications for becoming a SA include being a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization, possess a state driver’s license, 21 years of age or older, willing to serve in any capacity and able to maintain a top secret or sensitive compartmented information clearance.

Interested individuals must be in their retraining window and meet time in service requirements. Senior airmen with less than six years time in service and completed Airman Leadership School or staff sergeants with less than 11 years time in service qualify. Technical sergeants may also apply on a case-by-case basis.

"Airmen meeting the criteria may email the recruiting team at for portal access and begin the official process," said Special Agent Linzi Joseph, Headquarters AFOSI recruiting and applicant processing team member.

Through the two to five month application process, Airmen must provide enlisted performance reports and letters of recommendation as well as participate in medical evaluations, aptitude testing and interviews.

Applicants will be evaluated for a variety of qualities such as work ethic and integrity.

“The biggest thing is your primary duty,” said SA Daniel Chaale, HQ AFOSI recruiting and applicant processing superintendent. “Do it well. Exceed, excel, show that you’re looking for something more.”

Once evaluated and accepted, prospective agents attend training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga., for 19 weeks.

"The training SAs attend is nationally recognized by law enforcement agencies, which makes it easier for Airmen to cross over to the civilian equivalent after they leave the Air Force," said Joseph.

New special agents must serve at least two years in AFOSI after they complete training and may eventually specialize in areas such as criminal investigations, counter intelligence, cyber operations, procurement fraud, expeditionary missions or protective services.

For more information about AFOSI, visit or email the recruiting team at