Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) - 7S0X1 - Air Force Careers

(7S0X1) Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI)



Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree


  • Knowledge of special investigative policy, procedures and techniques concerning criminal, fraud, counterintelligence, personnel background and technical security services

  • Must be an Air Force Officer with less than 12 years total active military service and no more than six years total commissioned service

  • Favorable interview by an AFOSI detachment commander Qualification to bear firearms

  • 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

  • No record of emotional instability

  • Completion of a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)

  • Completion of Officer Training School (OTS), Air Force Academy (AFA) or Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)

  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 39


Officer Training School: 9.5 weeks

Officer Training School Location: Maxwell AFB AL


Job Description: Special Investigation Officers frequently provide testimony in legal proceedings and regularly brief command officials on the status of investigative services. And they coordinate investigations of mutual interest with other local, state, federal and foreign law enforcement and security agencies. OSI Airmen also investigate allegations of espionage, sabotage, terrorism, subversion and security threats to the U.S. They contact and liaise with other countries' counterpart agencies, developing sources to monitor potential threats. They may also be involved in offensive counterespionage operations targeting foreign intelligence services.