SA Pearl Mundt named OSI’s top civilian leader

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  • By Thomas Brading
  • OSI Public Affairs

Special Agent Pearl S. Mundt has been named OSI’s new executive director.

As OSI’s new top civilian leader, Mundt will serve as the deputy to the OSI commander and oversee crucial functions such as strategic planning and engagement, enterprise and resource management, cyber, and digital transformation, leveraging her extensive leadership experience.

Mundt brings a wealth of experience to the position, having served as OSI Center’s executive director, in Quantico, Virginia, as well as the principal advisor to OSI and Department of the Air Force leadership on all global law enforcement, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, specialized investigative activities and integrated force protection operations for the Department of the Air Force.

Additionally, she has held various leadership roles in criminal, counterintelligence and procurement fraud investigations throughout her 23-year career with OSI.

As a career Special Agent with OSI, she has directed and led law enforcement and counterintelligence investigations and operations at every Air Force level, with multiple career broadening opportunities.

Mundt has received various awards and decorations for her outstanding service, including the NRO Gold Medal, NRO Silver Medal, four Meritorious Civilian Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Exemplary Civilian Service Medal.

She has also been recognized as the Air Force Association’s Outstanding Civilian Senior Manager of the Year and received multiple OSI-level awards, including Junior Civilian Agent of the Year and Small Detachment of the Year.

“It’s truly an honor to follow in the footsteps of those who held this position before,” Mundt said. “I look forward to continuing their legacy of service, serving OSI and the Department of the Air Force and its members in this new role as we work together protecting our Air and Space Forces.”

In addition to experience, Mundt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Mundt, the first female appointed OSI executive director, is scheduled to assume the role April 24.