MOS 35L—Counter Intelligence Agent

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 35L, Counter Intelligence Agent:

PULHES: 222221
Physical Demands Rating: medium
Required ASVAB Score: ST: 101
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: TS SCI
U.S. Citizenship: Required
AIT Length / Location: 18 weeks, 4 days at Ft Huachuca, Arizona
Other Requirements

Counter Intelligence Agent (MOS 35L) Description / Major Duties:

The Counter Intelligence (CI) Agent is able to operate as part of an Army modular component to a Joint Task Force organization and conduct operations in a joint/combined operational environment. Supervises and conducts investigations, collections and operations to detect, identify, counter, exploit and neutralize adversarial, Foreign Intelligence Service and Terrorist (AFIST) threats to Army and Department of Defense (DoD) Equities. Utilizes appropriate reporting and communications equipment. Duties outside this scope are authorized only with approval of HQDA, DCS, G-2.

Duties for MOS 35L at each skill level are:

MOSC 35L2O. Plans and conducts CI investigations of national security crimes. Conduct liaison and operational coordination with foreign, and U.S. law enforcement, security, and intelligence agencies. Apply fundamentals of military and civil law. Detects, identifies, counters, exploits and neutralizes AFIST threats to Army and DoD equities. Conduct CI collection activities and source operations to include overt collection, surveillance and non-technical operations. Provides support for CI analytical products, to include preparation of CI reports, estimates, threat assessments and vulnerability assessments.

MOSC 35L3O. Performs duties shown in preceding skill level and provides guidance to subordinate Soldiers. Supervise, plans and conducts CI operations, to include: analyzing, selecting, exploiting, and neutralizing CI targets. Supervises and plans CI services and support. Plans and conducts counterespionage operations and investigations. Plans and conducts collection activities and CI source operations. Writes, edits, and disseminates CI products and reports. Conduct CI threat analysis.

MOSC 35L4O. Performs duties shown in preceding skill levels and provides guidance to subordinate Soldiers. Manages and supervises all CI activities. Manages and supervises collection activities and source operations. Manages and supervises CI investigative functions, to include operational and case control reviews. Supervises and directs special investigative and collection techniques. Reviews CI related reports and plans. Perform CI Coordination Authority (CICA) and S/G/J/C-2X staff management for all subordinate CI elements, to provide technical control and oversight.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 35L:

(1) Normal color vision.
(2) The Soldier must meet TOP SECRET (TS) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access eligibility requirements to be awarded this MOS. For clearance requirements to attend training, refer to the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS).
(3) Demonstrates clear enunciation and comprehension of English and good Standard English grammar skills.
(4) Never been a member of the U.S. Peace Corps, except as specified in AR 614-200, (para 3-2).
(5) MOS closed for reclassification at SFC, MSG and SGM, except for those Soldiers within CMF 35.
(6) No information in military personnel, Provost Marshal, intelligence, or medical records which would prevent the granting of a security eligibility under AR 380-67 (para 3.401.a).
(7) No record of conviction by court-martial.
(8) No record of conviction by a civil court for any offense other than minor traffic violations.
(9) This MOS accepts Soldiers reclassifying from all Army MOSs. There is no dedicated/preferred feeder MOS. All applications must be interviewed by CI personnel and fully processed in accordance with DA Pam 600-8, procedure 3-33.
(10) The Soldier must be a U.S. citizen. Members of immediate family (see 15b) must also be U.S. citizens. Soldier and immediate family can be naturalized citizens. If naturalized, there is no minimum residency requirement.
(11) Soldier and spouse must not have immediate family members who reside in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be common practice, either against--
(a) Persons accused of or acting in the interest of the U.S. or
(b) The relatives of such persons to whom they may reasonably be considered to be bound by ties of affection, kinship, or obligation. Immediate family for both Soldier and spouse will include both blood and step-: parents, spouse, children, sisters, brothers, any other living blood relative, or a person in loco parentis per AR 600-8-10.
(12) Have neither commercial nor vested interest in a country within whose boundaries physical or mental coercion is known to be a common practice against persons acting in the interest of the U.S. This requirement applies to the Soldier's spouse as well.
(13) A minimum age of 21 or above for accreditation as CI Agent.
(14) Meet selection criteria and classification and assignment restrictions contained in AR 601-210 and AR 614-200.
(15) Meet career management and development criteria contained in AR 614-200 and DA Pam 352-4.
(16) Formal training (completion of CI Special Agents Course conducted under the auspices of U.S. Army Intelligence Center) mandatory.
(17) Satisfactorily complete a 1 year probation period after CI training.
(18) Be advised that due to the nature of training and assignments, temporary restrictions may be placed on foreign travel both during and after the term of service.
(19) MOS closed for reclassification to Soldiers who have been deemed permanently non-deployable in accordance with AR 614-30, AR 40-501, AR 220-1 and AR 600-8-101. Soldiers must meet the minimum criteria for retainability stated in AR 600-60, paragraph 4-2(b) and be fully deployable to all locations and echelons.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 35L:

G9—Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM).
N7—Strategic Debriefing.
S7—Foreign Counterintelligence (FCI) (skill level 2-5 only).

Article Last Modified: February 17, 2011

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