MOS 311A—Criminal Investigations Command (CID) Special Agent

Criminal Investigations Command (CID) Special Agent (MOS 311A) Description / Major Duties:

Investigates felony and other significant crime of Army 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 Army'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 Army elements and activities which analyze and detect on-going 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 Army officials. Provides personal security for designated DOD executives, visiting foreign officials, and other key officials. Performs hostage negotiations.

Minimum Prerequisites for MOS 311A:

  • Be a SGT (E5) or above serving in MOS 31D.
  • Two years criminal investigative experience with USACIDC (non-waiverable for enlisted Army personnel) (Will consider accreditation from other services such as AFOSI, NCIS; DCIS, etc.).
  • Demonstrated 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.

Article Last Modified: February 20, 2011

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