by Senior Airman Christine Halan
100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
5/20/2015 - RAF MILDENHALL, England -- The
Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 512 was recently
awarded the 2014 Air Force-level Detachment of the Year award.
The detachment was officially notified by U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Keith Givens, U.S. Air Force OSI commander, April 7, 2015.
"Every person at Det. 512 contributed to this award," said Special Agent
Marcy Givens, AFOSI Det. 512 superintendent. "We had a great year in
2014, starting in February when our detachment received an 'Outstanding'
rating during our Unit Effectiveness Inspection. This was an amazing
accomplishment and we were absolutely thrilled about our performance
during this inspection."
The team also stood up the AFOSI's very first Joint Sexual Assault Team -
which is part of the Chief of Staff's number one priority, taking care
In 2014, the efforts of Det. 512 efforts led to 86 criminal
investigations and opened 40 sexual assault cases. Their Joint Drug
Enforcement Team opened 32 cases involving drug use/possession and their
efforts in force protection were also record breaking for 2014, with
107 intelligence products being produced.
RAF Mildenhall's AFOSI team is a combined workforce of the criminal, fraud, counter-intelligence and special missions branchs.
The detachment covers a wide variety of investigations, such as: sexual
assault and rape investigations, fraud investigations; larceny; in the
case of high-value thefts, provides briefings for Air Force personnel
traveling to high-threat areas, and provide support to tenant units. The
Detachment is also responsible for areas away from the tri-base area,
such as temporary duty locations.
"This is a fulfilling job because you have the ability to effect real
change in the Air Force and you see the tangible results of your efforts
every day," said SA Craig Seals, AFOSI Det. 512 criminal investigations
branch chief. "I became an OSI agent because I was always interested in
law enforcement from the perspective of solving crime, even though
that's just a fraction of what we do. As an agent, I've had the
opportunity to see various aspects of the Air Force at work in locations
around the world. It's been an eye-opening experience for me, in a very
The award is a result of the hard work of the Detachment's OSI agents and the obvious pride they have in their job.
"Personally I'm very proud to be a part of this," Givens said. "An award
of this magnitude is something that a lot of agents could go without
ever experiencing. So it's really neat to be a part of the team and
working with this high caliber of people."
The AFOSI Det 512 leadership team consists of SA Tim Olive (Special
Agent-in-Charge); SA Givens (Superintendent); SA Linsay Temes (Director
of Operations); SA Craig Seals (Crim Chief); SA Jennifer Peterson (CI
Branch Chief); and SA Casey Restivo (Superintendent, Special Missions