The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) provides professional investigative service to commanders of all United States Air Force activities. AFOSI identifies, investigates, and neutralizes criminal, terrorist, and espionage threats to United States Air Force and Department of Defense personnel and resources.
AFOSI has more than 3,000 active-duty, Reserve, and civilian personnel. Of this number, more than half are Federally-credentialed special agents, who are drawn from all segments of the total force. AFOSI accepts applications for civilian special agent positions from experienced law-enforcement personnel and from inexperienced college graduates looking for entry-level positions. In addition, Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) offers OSI special agent positions through its PALACE Acquire (PAQ) program, which hires approximately 10 new agents per year.