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OSI to conduct recruitment drive

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 804, is scheduled to host a recruitment drive at the Vandenberg Center at 2 p.m. Aug. 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steve Bauer)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 804, is scheduled to host a recruitment drive at the Vandenberg Center at 2 p.m. Aug. 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Steve Bauer)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 804, is scheduled to host a recruitment drive at the Vandenberg Center at 2 p.m. Aug. 19.

This summer's recruitment drive is specifically targeting Airmen, ranks senior airman (E-4) through technical sergeant (E-6), who are interested in becoming criminal investigators.

"We are taking more of a proactive approach to reach out to eligible military members who are interested in a career field that is rewarding, and of service to the United States Air Force," said Special Agent Nelson Roman, Detachment 804 superintendent.

The recruitment drive will begin with an introductory speech presented by Detachment 804's acting commander, Special Agent (Maj.) Marnie Buchanan.

"OSI detachments are encouraged to do their own recruiting to serve the purpose of feeding the career field for the future," said Agent Buchanan. "We are looking for the best Airmen out there. We want motivated, mature, adventurous and physically fit people."

Candidates who retrain into the OSI career field come from a variety of different Air Force career fields.

"One of the reasons why we are so strong (as a federal law enforcement agency) is because of our diversity," Agent Roman said.

Special agents from Detachment 804 will discuss various aspects of the OSI career field as well as the overall recruitment process during the event's information session.

The following is a list of basic eligibility requirements for Airmen who are interested in becoming OSI special agents:

- Overseas personnel should not apply until they are within 14 to 10 months of their DEROS (waiverable). If CONUS, minimum of 12 months TOS (waiverable)
- Be at least 21 years if age at the time of acceptance
- Be a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization
- Have a good record - the last five EPRs must have an overall rating of 4 or higher
- Not currently participating in the AF Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program
- Meet agent applicant physical profile (PULHES) - 222221
- Have passed the Air Force Fitness Test. If the assessment will expire within one month of application due date, applicant must retest and provide updated results
- Be qualified for worldwide duty with no physical restrictions
- Be able to distinguish primary colors as determined by an optometrist administering a standard color vision exam
- Possess minimum General AQE (or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, if applicable) score of 43 (waiverable). Applicant with a General AQE score <43 must retake the exam before requesting a waiver
- Have no aversion to using a firearm and not have a misdemeanor or qualifying domestic violence charge
- Be eligible and able to maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance with the Air Force

OSI has been the Air Force's major investigative service since Aug.1, 1948. OSI is the Air Force agency responsible for investigating major crimes and works against terrorist and foreign intelligence efforts. The agency reports to the Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. This Field Operating Agency is headquartered at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and has 221 units throughout the world.

For more information about the OSI career field and career opportunities, visit www.andrews.af.mil/.