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Criminal Investigations Special Agent Details

Criminal investigations special agents are primarily responsible for investigating any criminal allegations/offenses related to the Army. They handle felony-level crimes that involve Army property and Army personnel.

  • Investigate criminal activities such as espionage, treason and terrorism
  • Interview witnesses and question suspects
  • Collect/analyze criminal intelligence and provide forensic laboratory support
  • Maintain Army criminal records

Fifteen weeks of a resident course, which is designed to teach criminal investigation duties to field units for the Army.

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Civil and military laws
  • Investigation procedures and techniques
  • Crime scene processing
  • Testimonial evidence

  • Interest in law enforcement
  • Willingness to perform potentially dangerous work
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Ability to remain calm under heavy duress

Skilled Technical (ST): 107
General Technical (GT): 110

The 31D Criminal Investigations Special Agent Pilot Program is open to applicants interested in Criminal Investigative Division (CID) positions. 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 qualifications must be met prior to enlistment:
  • U.S. citizenship
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the following: criminal justice, forensic science, computer science or pre-law
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Normal color vision (no exception to policy authorized)
  • Valid driver's license and a favorable driving record
  • Favorable credit history
  • No felony or court martial convictions
  • Eligibility for Top Secret clearance
  • Suitable character, integrity, reputation, sobriety, discretion and stability as established by a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
  • No history of mental or emotional disorders

If you meet the requirements and are interested in the program, contact your local recruiter.

311A CID Special Agent

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal, state and local law enforcement.