Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force visits new AFOSI headquarters

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  • By James C. Dillard
  • Air Force Office of Special Investigations Public Affairs
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy visited the new Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquarters here July 7 for the first time.

Upon arrival at the headquarters, he was met by OSI senior leaders, including Brig. Gen. Kevin Jacobsen, the OSI commander; Michael Janosov, the OSI executive director; Col. Keith Givens, the OSI vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. John Fine, the OSI command chief.

Chief Roy received a special briefing on OSI operations, which was followed up by an open "all-call" for all the OSI headquarters personnel.

He began by thanking those present for the work they do every day for the Air Force and the U.S.

"I am absolutely impressed and appreciative for what AFOSI does," Chief Roy said. "You enable the Air Force to get the mission done."

Chief Roy spoke to military members and civilians about issues including current fiscal challenges in the Air Force, future plans for military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and upholding fitness standards. He encouraged everyone to be safe and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

"We've always focused on vigilance, reach and power, and to achieve these things, you should continue to relay what you need to your OSI leadership so we can work on meeting those needs," Chief Roy said. "We need to set up our people for success."

He fielded a couple questions from OSI members including one about the legacy he hoped to leave behind when he left his position.

In response, he emphasized the growing importance of joint coalition operations in Southwest Asia; stressed the necessity of education, experience and training for proper development of both the enlisted and officer force; and encouraged strength and resiliency, especially in these difficult times. 

He likewise reminded everyone present to remember the most important part of the Airman's support system: their families.

"On behalf of the Air Force leadership team, please tell your families how much we appreciate their sacrifices," Chief Roy said. "When you go home tonight, be sure to give your loved ones a hug and tell them how much you love and appreciate them."

As the Air Force continues to increase operations in Southwest Asia, the need for Airmen to stay strong and vigilant has become more vital. Chief Roy said he was confident the Air Force is up to the challenge.

"We're warriors," he said. "That's who we are. That's what we do. It's our future."

Following the all-call, Chief Roy was given an official tour of the OSI headquarters, which ended with a lunch with several headquarters OSI senior enlisted leaders.