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Counterintelligence Agent - 35L

  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Enlisted
  • Restrictions:None


The Counterintelligence (CI) Agent conducts investigations to detect and counter terrorist threats. The agent identifies and counters activities of any foreign adversary that poses a threat to Army forces. The agent also provides counter intelligence reports, estimates, threat assessments and vulnerability assessments.

Job Duties

  • Provide CI assistance
  • Exploit/neutralize intelligence threats
  • Write CI reports and plans
  • Assist in management of all military CI collection
  • Requirements

  • Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you. In addition to the ASVAB, Soldiers must be at least 21 years old at time of graduation from 35L course.
  • Training

    Job training for an counterintelligence agent requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 18 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Write/edit and disseminate CI reports
  • Establish a CI plan
  • Source management
  • Helpful Skills

  • Gathering information and studying its meaning
  • Ability to think, speak and write clearly
  • Working on a team to solve problems

    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.

  • No ASVAB
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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