Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 116


To provide professional special investigative services for the protection of Air Force and DoD people, operations and materiel worldwide.


* A Premier Investigation Agency

* A High-Performance Team

* A Key and Indispensable Player on the Air Force Team


"Preserving our legacy, protecting the future."

Command Priorities

* Exploit counterintelligence activities for force protection

* Resolve violent crime impacting the Air Force

* Combat threats to our information systems and technologies

* Defeat and deter acquisition fraud


The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) was founded on August 1, 1948, at the suggestion of Congress to consolidate investigative activities in the U.S. Air Force. Secretary of the Air Force W. Stuart Symington created AFOSI and patterned it after the FBI. He appointed Special Agent Joseph Carroll, an assistant to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, as the first AFOSI commander and charged him with providing independent, unbiased and centrally directed investigations of criminal activity in the Air Force.

Useful Links and Information

AFOSI Web Site:

AFOSI Fact Sheet:


Albuquerque FBI: