Special Agent Nathan Schuldheiss
Special Agent (SA) Nathan Schuldheiss graduated from Gonzaga University in SpokaneWashington in 2002 with a degree in Political Science. He went on to attend Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island where he was awarded his Juris Doctorate in 2005. While attending Law School, Special Agent Schuldheiss was awarded a Legal Fellowship in Clarendon Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn, London, England. In addition, Special Agent Schuldheiss also served as a legal intern for the Spokane County Superior Court, Spokane Washington.
In September 2005, Special Agent Schuldheiss was hired by the United States Air Force and selected to attend the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). In March 2006, he successfully completed the special investigators course and was credentialed and certified as a Federal Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Special Agent Schuldheiss was subsequently assigned to AFOSI Detachment 204, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
In May 2007, Special Agent Schuldheiss volunteered and was deployed to the AFOSI Expeditionary Detachment 2411, Balad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During this time, Special Agent Schuldheiss was chosen above his peers as Civilian Special Agent of the Quarter for July – September 2007.
On 1 November 2007, Special Agent Schuldheiss was killed when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Special Agent Schuldheiss was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and the Defense of Freedom Medal.