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David Harper was appointed as the Inspector General of Albuquerque, New Mexico, this past April. Prior to becoming Inspector General, Harper served for over three decades in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), conducting and overseeing financial investigations resulting in recoveries of over one billion dollars. Most recently, he served as AFOSI’s Chief of Economic Crimes Investigations. In that capacity, he directed staff support to the more than 200 AFOSI field and regional offices and oversaw over 500 financial crime investigations. Harper previously served as Special Agent-in-Charge of the AFOSI regional office in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a B.S. in criminal justice from California State University-Sacramento, a M.P.A. from California State University-Dominguez Hills and is a Certified Inspector General, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator. Harper received his CIG certification through the Association of Inspectors General Chicago Institute in July 2016.



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