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Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Special Agent Details

  • Investigates felonies and other significant crimes of National Guard interest, as defined by regulation, military and federal law.
  • Plans, organizes, conducts and supervises overt and covert investigations.
  • Examines and processes crime scenes.
  • Collects, preserves and evaluates physical evidence for scientific examination by crime laboratories and use in judicial proceedings.
  • Obtains and executes arrest and search warrants.
  • Conducts raids and task force operations.
  • Interviews and interrogates victims, witnesses, suspects and subjects, and obtains written statements executed under oath.
  • Develops, evaluates and manages informants and other sources of criminal intelligence.
  • Represents the Guard's interest in investigations conducted collaterally with the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and other federal, state and local investigative agencies.
  • Maintains close working relationships with attorneys of the Staff Judge Advocate and the United States Attorney's Office, and testifies at courts-martial, federal district court and other judiciary tribunals.
  • Writes, reviews and approves technical investigative reports.
  • Conducts and supervises technical surveys of Guard elements and activities which analyze and detect ongoing crime, and recommends actions to prevent crime which could result in significant economic loss and reduced combat effectiveness.
  • Conducts personnel security vulnerability assessments for designated senior Guard officials.
  • Provides personal security for designated Department of Defense (DoD) executives, visiting foreign officials and other key officials.
  • Performs hostage negotiations.

  • Be a Sergeant (E-5) or above serving in Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 31D
  • Two years' criminal investigative experience with United States Army Criminal Investigations Command (USACIDC) (nonwaiverable for enlisted Army personnel); will consider accreditation from other services such as Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), etc.
  • Demonstrate potential for successful performance under minimal supervision as a team chief, special agent-in-charge or operations officer
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; degree requirement may be waived to 60 semester hours by CID command, assuming applicant is otherwise qualified
  • Have a Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
  • Management abilities and good communication skills

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