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OSI IMA reserve positions


Final approval of any assignment to OSI is based on satisfactory results from the Agent Suitability Investigation (ASI) or Professional-staff Suitability Investigation (PSI) which takes approximately 45 days.

Enlisted Agent Positions:

OSI considers E4 - E6 applicants with felony level investigative experience for retraining. All other ranks must be fully qualified. Fully qualified means completion of FLETC's CITP and BSIC. Below are the qualifications for Reserve OSI agent duty:

  • Required: 
    • Military experience
    • Eligible for Reserves
    • Law enforcement experience/training
  • Desired:
    • Investigative experience (1811 w/ other agencies)
    • CITP or agency equivalent (FBI, CID, DEA agent training)
    • Forensics skills/training/experience
    • Cyber skills/training/experience
    • Foreign languages
    • Polygraph Examiner
    • Digital Forensics
    • Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
    • Fraud related (Accounting, auditing, etc.)
    • Diverse backgrounds (overseas experience, Intel, etc.)

Application window for enlisted IMA applicants with no prior OSI duty is currently closed. If you would like to be notified when the next enlisted IMA application window has opened, please work with your in-service recruiter, complete the OSI IMA Application here, and forward your questionnaire to AFOSI.HQ.DPR@US.AF.MILWe will then place you on our Potential Applicant List.

We will continue to consider current OSI agents who are separating from active duty.

Officer Agent Positions:

For OFFICER positions, we will be accepting applications from 9 - 31 January 2023. Interested applicants should send their applications during these dates - applications should include:


- OSI IMA Application - Completed, signed and dates

- Letter of Intent - Why do you want to join the OSI IMA Program?

- Resume

- Last 3 Officer Performance Reports/sister service equivalent in descending order (e.g. 2022, 201, 2020)

- Letter(s) of recommendation (maximum of three)

- DD Form 214 (if applicable)

All documents should be compiled in a single PDF file, and applications should be sent to the following email address: Please make the subject of your email as follows: "OSI Reserve Officer Application - Last name, First name" (Example: OSI Reserve Officer Application - Doe, John).

In-Service Recruiters (ISRs)  

All personnel (enlisted and officers) interested in transitioning from active duty to the Reserves should contact our ISR, MSgt Tyrone Graham. MSgt Graham is familiar with the process for transitioning into OSI Reserve positions and is willing to help you. Other ISRs should also contact him to ensure applicants are processed correctly. His contact info is: MSgt Tyrone Graham - cell: (202) 774-0005 or

Non-agent positions:  Advertised on the AF Portal/RMVS

First, complete an AF Form 1288.  If you are a traditional reservist (TR) it must be signed by your losing wing commander; IMAs need signatures from both their losing commander and losing RMG/PM. Guard members need signatures from both the losing commander and a reserve recruiter. If you are active duty you need signatures from both your region commander and a reserve recruiter. Inactive (any service) must contact a reserve recruiter for all actions.

Second, send an email to HQ RIO/Det 7 ( with a complete package which consists of (1) the signed AF Form 1288, (2) last 3 performance reports and (3) a Record Review Rip (RRR). They will send your package to OSI/DPR to initiate the suitability investigation.

Once the SI is approved, HQ RIO Det 7 will contact you. Ensure you are current on all readiness requirements (PHA, dental and fitness test) to prevent any delays in the assignment process.

Note to recruiters: Please do not submit the 1288 in AFRISS until HQ RIO Det 7 notifies you that the member's suitability investigation is approved. Otherwise, it will sit in AFRISS and flag as overdue.