Special Investigations Officer

Internal security is crucial to the Air Force’s ability to protect our missions and advance our objective. It’s the job of Special Investigations Officers to focus on conducting investigations into criminal, fraud, counterintelligence, internal security and other security concerns. Managing investigations both within the Air Force and outside of it, they help accomplish our mission by keeping every unit and every base safe and secure.

Relevant Interests and Skills

  • Emergency Management Response
  • Law Enforcement

Career Tasks

  1. Formulate special investigations policies in counterintelligence, cyber threats, counter threat, criminal, fraud and assigned special agents.
  2. Coordinate, monitor and direct special investigation activities.
  3. Analyze and disseminate information collected.
  4. Manage counterintelligence, criminal and fraud intelligence collection systems.

Service Commitment A Duty and an Honor

After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, cadets accept a commission as second lieutenants in the Air Force or Space Force, appointed by the President of the United States. The length of your initial service commitment depends on your career. Most officers have a four-year, active-duty service commitment. Pilots have a 10-year, active-duty service commitment, and both Combat System Officers and Air Battle Managers have a six-year service commitment upon completion of their respective training. Nursing graduates accept a commission in the Air Force Nurse Corps and serve four years on active duty after completing their licensing examination.

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