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Melody Mitchell

Melody Mitchell

Commander

OSI OL-A Jordan

Chief, Middle East Integration Desk - AFOSI

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OSI OL-A Jordan

Commander

- Stand-up new AFOSI Detachment in Jordan

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Toastmasters International

Toastmaster

- Joined Chopawamsic Toastmasters Club in order to enhance public speaking and leadership skills.
- Currently working on completion Competent Communication and Competent Leadership manuals and certifications.

Career

Air Force Office of Special Investigations

Chief, Middle East Integration Desk

- Leader of a team of analysts and desk officers to enhance and enable investigations and operations.
- Facilitate national level coordination on behalf of the field.

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AFOSI Detachment 110

Special Agent

- Felony Criminal Investigator; protective service details; assisted counterintelligence task force.

Naval Postgraduate School

Student

Selected for Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) program; attended school full-time for graduate degree in National Security Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies.

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Air Force Office of Special Investigations

Special Agent

Graduated from AFOSI Basic Academy Training, Andrews AFB, MD in July 2000

Air Force Office of Special Investigations

Middle East Area Specialist

- Subject matter expert for AFOSI Command on Middle East national security affairs and culture.
- Able to provide training to law enforcement and intelligence professional.

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United States Air Force

Officer

Commissioned January 2000; currently serving in the rank of Major

AFOSI Detachment 219

Commander

- Led a team of agents investigating federal criminal, fraud, and counterintelligence investigations.
- Conducted 136 major felony investigations resulting in three life sentences, 84 combined years jail time, and 18 exonerations.
- Acquired $132K funding for full-scale unit renovation and furniture project; managed implementation and sustained operations, resulting in much improved professional atmosphere.
- Provided Middle East culture seminars to over 300 local law enforcement officers.
- Codified relationship & partnered detachment with Northwest Louisiana Internent Crimes Against Children Task Force.
- AFOSI's first Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Liaison Officer during command headquarters stand-up.

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AFCENT OSI

Deputy Director

- Spearheaded large-scale initiatives to improve safety and security of AFOSI counterthreat operations supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Backfilled leadership positions at AFOSI 24th Expeditionary Field Investigations Squadron.
- Conducted Staff Assistant Visits at AFOSI Detachments in the SWA AOR; provided feedback to enhance operations and activities.
- Served as AFOSI representative to AFCENT and 9th AF Senior Leadership.
- Personal Security Detail support to AFCENT/CC and Spouse while traveling to AFCENT AOR.
- Provided Middle East cultural training to deploying special agents; enhanced their relationship building and communication skills in order broaden networks and increase reporting.
- Backfilled Force Protection Detachment Jordan Leadership, April-June 2008; maintained relations with Host Nation security and conducted airfield assessments.
- Traveled over 250 days to the Southwest Asia AOR; countries included Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.

Career

Defense Language Institute

Student

Continued in the AFIT program; following studies at NPS, learned Arabic in 18-month program at DLI.

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AFOSI Detachment 242

Commander

- Led a team focused on counterintelligence collections and force protection.
- Stood up satellite location to support Wing move from Iraq to Kuwait during End of Mission Iraq.
- Expanded host nation security network and improved quality of relationships.
- Initiated joint project to address and correct long term intelligence community gap; increased information and protection of personnel.

Career

AFOSI Expeditionary Detachment 2410

Commander

- Led a team conducting counterthreat operations in Kirkuk, Iraq.
- Rebuilt informant network and revitalized liaison relationships with host nation security personnel; enabling joint operations.
- Created and solidified partnerships with other US units; unprecedented information sharing and deconfliction.

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Defense Language Institute

Arabic

Naval Postgraduate School

Master's, National Security Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies

University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts, Economics