Former OSI agent honored with hall dedication

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  • By Senior Airman Elizabeth Van Patten
  • 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
A former member of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was honored by 94th Airlift Wing and OSI senior leadership on June 27 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.

A hallway within the Hangar 5 building, now known as Fleshman Hall, serves as a home to OSI and was dedicated in honor of Jeff Fleshman, a former counter-terrorism OSI agent.

"Jeff was always out amongst the people," said Neil Bethune, 94th Airlift Wing antiterrorism officer. "He is well-known in law enforcement circles as well as in the Dobbins community.

"He had a solid counter-terrorism program. I model my own programs after his."

During his more than 10 years as an OSI agent on Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Fleshman was instrumental in securing Hangar 5 as an operational center for OSI as well as building the infrastructure for investigative capabilities provided to Dobbins ARB and other areas of responsibility, according to Bethune. 

Special Agent Richard Berkowitz was the keynote speaker for the dedication event.

"This event was important to OSI because Special Agent Jeff Fleshman is a person you only come across once in a lifetime," said Berkowitz.. "Within our inner circle, Jeff is referred to as 'The Oracle' because he is regularly sought out for advice and his advice is always the ticket to success.

"Jeff was and is one of my greatest mentors. I owe most of my civilian and military successes to the advice Jeff gave me over the last 20 years."