HomeNewsArticle Display

CMSAF Wright gets 'up close and personal' view of OSI

CMSAF Wright at OSI All Call

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright addresses an Air Force Office of Special Investigations member during an all call Aug. 14, 2017, at AFOSI Headquarters, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Hastings)

CMSAF Wright at OSI Enlisted Heritage Hall

Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Grant Nelson briefs Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright Aug. 14, 2017, on the 69-year history of AFOSI via the wall panels depicting the organization’s legacy, in the AFOSI Enlisted Heritage Hall at AFOSI Headquarters, Quantico, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Hastings)

QUANTICO, Va. (AFNS) -- Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright received an indoctrination to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations during a guided tour of its headquarters Aug. 14, 2017.

The orientation fortified the impression the Air Force’s top enlisted leader has maintained all along.

“I’ve always believed Air Force OSI is an extremely professional counterintelligence and criminal investigations organization,” Wright said. “All of my dealings with them have been amazing. All the information and situational awareness I’m provided has been fantastic. To get to see it up close and personal is a treat.”

Wright was immersed with briefings covering OSI’s criminal investigations, fraud, counterintelligence, cyber, special projects and anti-terrorism specialty team missions.

Those mission sets showed how OSI will advance the new Air Force priorities recently endorsed by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Wright.

“OSI will play an integral role, particularly in restoring our readiness,” Wright explained. “I think the Airmen in OSI and the things they do for us from a counterintelligence standpoint ensure the Air Force will always be ready to go. A lot of the work they do most Airmen and Americans don’t see. The amount of counterintelligence and advance-type work they do that allows us to set the conditions to be successful in a lot of these countries is just masterful.”

Wright then underscored why all Airmen should understand how important OSI is to their Air Force.

“If there’s one theme I want every Airman to know is that Air Force OSI plays a huge role in helping keep all of us safe on many fronts,” he said. “They keep us honest with all their criminal dealings, their role of investigating sexual assaults and in the area of fraud, they save money.”

Wright also noted the legacy of the OSI Hall of Heroes which honors 16 fallen members.

“It would have been one thing to walk down the Hall of Heroes and read some of the plaques,” he said. “But (Hall of Heroes guide Staff Sgt. Aaron) Coleman really explained to me what happened to each of those heroes. I was also extremely pleased to see two (of the enshrined) security forces members and Master Sgt. (Tara) Brown, an administrative member, are recognized as heroes alongside the agents. That was pretty powerful.”

Wright’s visit also included a tour of the OSI Enlisted Heritage Hall, a luncheon and an all call.

Wright shared his leadership philosophy, thoughts on leadership development and his goal to get the Air Force “in balance” between the mission and its people. He then fielded a variety of questions.

Prior to his departure, Wright said, “I thank the men and women of Air Force OSI for what they do every day, including support personnel, who help take care of the agents, and folks who mean so much to our Air Force and the nation. I appreciate it and look forward to working with the agency on a regular basis.”

Engage

Facebook Twitter
#B2 Spirit, a combination of #stealth & advanced avionics. #ThisWeekinHistory https://t.co/Bd7OrB3bbb
RT @AF_WSOC: 👀 who popped up with the big dogs on TopDrawerSoccer’s Top 40 Ranked Recruiting Classes for 2019! Excited to have these fresh…
For saving two fellow wingmen while deployed in Afghanistan, Tech. Sgt. Nick Torres received two bronze star medals… https://t.co/83bcAvqCxG
RT @DefenceHQ: Today the various NATO aircraft flypast at #RIAT19 to mark the 70th anniversary of NATO! Since its creation, NATO has been…
The @DeptofDefense has partnered with the @DeptVetAffairs to implement the first Women's Health Transition Training… https://t.co/JUTFicsXDw
⚡️ “Apollo 11 50th anniversary” https://t.co/GSeJYz6wPJ
The 413th Flight Test Sq. @TeamEglin successfully conducted the 1st #USAF piloted flight of the #HH60W Combat Rescu… https://t.co/wTyTtcmZjv
Jetting into the weekend like... #F16 https://t.co/wEWD7vr476
.@AstroHague showing his #USAF pride during the anniversary week of the #Apollo50 landing. @ISS_Researchhttps://t.co/WdgCFDmz6f
'Only two of us were not shot or dying': #USAF #Airman receives Silver Star for heroism in Afghanistan heroism… https://t.co/IdmKq8gtDx
RT @AFResearchLab: Dr. Lisa Rueschhoff was one of 82 engineers chosen to attend @theNAEng 2019 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium! Sh…
RT @ActingSecAF: .@GenDaveGoldfein is bolstering partners & #allies across Europe, discussing how we can be #StrongerTogether in air, #spac
Annual recovery efforts have helped to identify 40 of the 52 service members lost when a C-124 crashed into Mount G… https://t.co/fdHUY2IATf
8 of the surviving #Apollo #Astronauts got together for the 50th anniversary of the #moonlanding. @NASAhttps://t.co/szPJHXupa1
RT @HQUSAFEPA: Gen. Goldfein, during his keynote address at the 2019 Chief of the Air Staff's Air and Space Power Conference said the follo…
.@WrightPattAFB opened a #cyberdefense facility for #USAF Life Cycle Management Center's Fighters & Bombers Directo… https://t.co/QibdORLX2q
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: Our asymmetric advantage is represented in this room. It is all of us working together on a common cause. Great to see…
.@AFResearchLab supports @AFThunderbirds w/cutting-edge aerospace #technology. From G-suits, custom earpieces, fly-… https://t.co/HJ07fLg2aP