Air Force News

Special Investigations Academy graduates 45 agents

Released: Dec 31, 1997

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AFNS) -- The Air Force Office of Special Investigations welcomed 45 new special agents to its ranks during a December graduation ceremony at the Air Force Special Investigations Academy.

The ceremony culminated 12 weeks of academics, practical exercises and firearms training for officer, enlisted and civilian agent-trainees in the academy's basic special investigators course.

Each agent received a badge and credentials from Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart, Air Force vice chief of staff, and Brig. Gen. Francis X. Taylor, AFOSI commander. The new agents will be assigned among 154 AFOSI locations worldwide.

AFOSI, the Air Force's major investigative service since Aug. 1, 1948, is responsible for providing Air Force commanders independent professional investigative services regarding fraud, counterintelligence and major criminal matters.