|Prev - 27A||Legal and Law Enforcement||Next - 31E |
Criminal Investigations Special Agent - 31D
CID special agents are primarily responsbile for conducting criminal investigations in which the Army is, or may be, a party of interest. They handle felony-level crimes that involve Army property and Army personnel.
Conducts independent felonylevel criminal investigations; General and Economic Crimes, and CounterDrug OperationsProcesses crime scenes and collects evidenceConducts interviews or interrogations of complainants, victims, witnesses and subjectProvide forensic laboratory supportPerforms Protective Services operationsFor more information about Army CID, visit www.cid.army.mil.
CID Special Agents must have high moral standards and the utmost integrity. The training agents receive provide them with the technical skills that will permit them to execute any felony investigative mission with success.† Due to the nature of work required of CID Special Agents, strict qualification must be met prior to application.† Minimum eligibility requirements are listed below.In-service Soldiers onlyU.S. Citizen21 or olderCompleted Basic Leader Course (formerly known as the Warrior Leader Course)SPC-SSG (SSG must have less than one year time in grade)Between 2-10 years of military service60 semester hours or more from an accredited institutionSkilled Technical (ST) score of 107 or higherGeneral Technical (GT) score of 110 or higherConsistently meet the height and weight standards prescribed in AR 600-9 and consistently pass the Army Physical Fitness TestAbility to deploy worldwide, have no physical limitations and normal color visionMust possess a valid driver's license and favorable driving recordAbility to speak and write clearlyFavorable credit historyValid driver's license and favorable driving recordAt least one year of military police experience or two years civilian police experience (requirement for reserve soldiers only)Visit www.cid.army.mil/militaryagents2.html for the complete list of requirements and instructions to begin your application.
Job training for a CID Special Agent requires completing 15 weeks of a resident course, which is designated to train criminal investigation duties in field units for the Army.Some of the skills you'll learn are:Civil and military lawsInvestigation procedures and techniquesCrime scene processingTestimonial evidenceProtective servicesChild abuse preventionCrisis/Hostage negotiations
Interest in law enforcementWillingness to perform potentially dangerous workAbility to make quick decisionsRemain calm under heavy duressMental and physical fitnessCID DIRECT ACCESSIONS PILOT PROGRAM FOR NEW RECRUITSIf you are a college graduate interested in joining the Army and having a career as a federal law enforcement officer, you may be interested in the CID Direct Accessions Program.† Successful applicants must complete 31B Military Police One Station Unit Training (OSUT) and the CID Special Agent Course (CIDSAC).† Due to the nature of work required of CID Special Agents, strict qualification must be met prior to enlistment:Requirements:U.S. Citizenship21 years of age or olderBachelor's degree or higher in: Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics, Legal Studies, Accounting, Finance, Psychology or Biology3.0 GPA or higherNormal color vision (no exception to policy authorized)No physical limitations and no history of mental or emotional disordersSpeak and write clearlyFavorable credit historyValid driver's license and favorable driving recordNo felony or court martial convictionsEligibility for Top Secret clearanceSuitable character, integrity, reputation, sobriety, discretion, and stability as established by a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)If you meet the requirements and are interested in the program, contact your local recruiter. For more information about Army CID, visit www.cid.army.mil.
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.
Skilled Technical (ST): 107, General Technical (GT): 110
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
See the whole list of Army Occupational Specialties here
To learn more about the Army's rank structure, see our complete list of Army ranks.
To see a list of military medals and decorations that can be earned by servicemembers in the Army and other branches of the military, see our list of military decorations and medals.