OSI celebrates command chief's career in retirement ceremony

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  • By James C. Dillard
  • Air Force OSI Public Affairs
Air Force Office of Special Investigations Command Chief Master Sgt. John J. Fine celebrated his pending Air Force retirement in a ceremony held July 10 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

Fine retrained into OSI in 1988 from the Security Forces career field. During his time as an OSI agent, he has worked as a narcotics, fraud and counterintelligence agent. His last assignment was as OSI's command chief.

He said he's going to miss many of his responsibilities in this role.

"In this office, I've had a chance to help our OSI military and civilian members on a daily basis," Fine said. "I'll miss some of the same things everybody else misses - the camaraderie, the pride and professionalism that goes along with being an Airman, an OSI member, and just being a military member in general."

Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Jacobsen, OSI commander, sent out an email to the command lauding Fine's contributions to OSI.

"Throughout his career, he had a huge impact on the development of countless Airmen: civilian, enlisted and officer alike," Jacobsen said. "Chief Fine is a great Airman and a true agent's agent who has made a significant difference in our command and the defense of our nation.

"The presence at his retirement ceremony of guests from across the country and from nations around the world was a testament to the personal influence he had on our strategic relations and the preservation of freedom in the world at large."

As OSI's command chief, he was the advisor to the OSI commander on all matters involving the command's enlisted personnel assigned to more than 200 locations worldwide.

Fine will officially retire from the Air Force in October with 30 years served as an Airman.