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Integrity Key To Being Successful AFOSI Agent
Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AFPN) June 26, 2000 -- Undersecretary of the Air Force Carol DiBattiste presented badges and credentials to 55 new special agents, and reminisced about her active-duty experiences, during recent ceremonies honoring the newest graduates of the U.S. Air Force Special Investigations Academy's Special Investigator's Course.
"I have not only a great passion for recruiting and retention, but also a great passion for law enforcement," the undersecretary said, noting her close working relationship with agents from AFOSI during her 10 years as an Air Force judge advocate. "You're entering a very elite group, and I loved working with you and your colleagues," she told the agents. "I envy each and everyone one of you."
The June 16 ceremony culminated 11 weeks of academics, practical exercises and firearms training for officer, enlisted and civilian agent-trainees. The new agents will be assigned to one of more than 160 AFOSI detachments and operating locations worldwide.
"As law enforcement agents and members of the United States Air Force, we invest in you a very special and high degree of trust. Integrity above all should drive everything that you do," said DiBattiste, who served as a circuit prosecutor and on the faculty of the Air Force Judge Advocate General School before her retirement from active duty in 1991.
AFOSI, the Air Force's major investigative service since Aug. 1, 1948, is responsible for providing Air Force commanders independent professional investigative services regarding fraud, counterintelligence and major criminal matters.
* Carol DiBattiste
* Air Force Office of Special Investigations