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Special Investigations - Officer

Overview: These officers manage and conduct special investigations within the Air Force community, to include criminal, fraud, counterintelligence, internal security, technical services and other related activities.

Position: Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Formulate special investigations policy governing investigative and related programs in counterintelligence, cyber threats, counter threat, criminal, fraud and technical services areas
  • Coordinate special investigation activities and serve as representative on committees and boards
  • Analyze and disseminate information of counterintelligence, criminal, fraud, internal security and technical services nature to USAF commanders and other federal, DoD, state and local agencies


  • Bachelor's degree; specialization in criminal justice, criminology, behavioral science, social psychology, forensic psychology, political science, government, computer science, public administration, business management, accounting, law or legal studies is desirable
  • Force officers (grades O-1 through O-3) with less than 12 years total active federal military service and no more than six years total commissioned service.
  • Favorable interview by an AFOSI detachment commander
  • Certification by Commander of AFOSI
  • Qualification to bear firearms according to AFI 31-117
  • Applicants must also demonstrate, either via live or dry fire, the ability to meet the weapons handling standards for the Handgun Training Program in AF Manual 36-2227
  • Ability to speak and write English clearly and distinctly
  • Must possess or be eligible for a valid state vehicle operator’s permit
  • Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123
  • No record of emotional instability
  • Eligiblity for Top Secret security clearance


  • For award of AFSC 71S3, completion of the special investigators' course at the Air Force Special Investigations Academy is mandatory