Undersheriff Don L. Adams

Undersheriff Don AdamsEducation: Marion County Indiana Public Schools; AS degree, General Studies, University of Maryland; BS degree, Criminology, Troy University: graduate US Air Force Command and Staff College 2009; distinguished graduate, US Air Force Special Investigations Academy, 2000; graduate, US Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, 1992; graduate, FBI National Academy 168th Session, 1991; distinguished graduate US Air Force Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, 1988; distinguished graduate US Air Force Non-Commissioned Officers School, 1982; US Army Military Police Investigators Course, 1976, graduate Florida Criminal Justice Institute Chief Executive Seminar

Career: US Air Force Security Police Patrolman, 1974-1976; US Air Force Criminal Investigator, 1976-1983; Chief Investigator US Forces Police, Kaiserslautern Germany, 1983-1987; Non Commissioned Officer in Charge Eglin AFB FL Investigations/Range Patrol Section 1987-1989; Law Enforcement Superintendent, Eglin AFB FL 1990-1991; Security Systems Engineer Manager, Aeronautical Systems Center, Eglin AFB, FL 1991-1995; Deputy Sheriff Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office 1995-1997; Investigator Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office 1997-2000; Special Agent, Air Force Office of Special Investigations 2000-2008, Special Agent in Charge Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Special Projects Division, 2008-2010

Honors and Affiliations: Department of Defense Exemplary Civilian Service Award, Department of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Department of Defense Civilian Global War on Terrorism Campaign Medal; Distinguished Graduate Air Force Special Agent Academy; Outstanding Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year 1993, Aeronautical Systems Center, Eglin AFB, FL; Outstanding Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year 1992, Joint Systems Program Office, Eglin AFB, FL; Outstanding Security Police Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year 1988, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews AFB, MD; Outstanding Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year 1988, Munitions Systems Division, Eglin AFB, FL; Outstanding Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year 1988, 3201st Security Police Squadron, Eglin AFB, FL; Distinguished Graduate, Tactical Air Command Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL; Commandant’s Leadership Award Winner, Tactical Air Command Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL; 1986 – Military Volunteer of the Year, Ramstein Air Base, Federal Republic of Germany; Ramstein Air Force Base, Federal Republic of Germany Outstanding Security Police Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year 1985; American Legion’s Florida State Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 1982 (1st Runner Up); Military Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 1982, Niceville American Legion Post, Niceville, FL; Military Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 1982, Ft Walton Beach Optimist’s Club, Ft Walton Beach, FL; Distinguished Graduate, AF Systems Command Non-Commissioned Officer School, Kirtland AFB, NM; Commandant’s Leadership Award Winner, AF Systems Command Non-Commissioned Officer School, Kirtland AFB, NM; Member Blue Knights Motor Cycle Club, Member FBI National Academy Associates; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Florida Sheriff’s Association; National Sheriff’s Association

Born Indianapolis, IN, spouse Debra, two children, Baptist church.