CID expands eligibility to become sworn federal law enforcement officers

| December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Criminal Investigation Command
News Release

Quantico, Virginia — The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, announced new initiatives that expand the eligibility pool of special agent warrant officer candidates to select commissioned officers, warrant officers from other technical fields and Military Police investigators (MPI).

“The changes we are making will allow us to maintain a high level of excellence in our organization by bringing the best and brightest officers, warrant officers and Military Police who have a passion for criminal justice into our ranks,” said Col. John Voorhees, CID deputy commander.

CID special agent warrant officers plan, organize, conduct and supervise criminal intelligence operations (forensic and biometric applications), investigative support programs (economic crimes and drug suppression) and high-risk protective services operations in support of institutional security operations and local nation rule of law operations.

They are critical to CID’s overt and covert investigations, and they represent the Army’s interest in investigations conducted collaterally with the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and other federal, state, local and foreign investigative agencies.

In the past, CID leadership has predominately looked to CID enlisted agents to fill the warrant officer ranks. The command is now looking not only at enlisted CID agents, but across the Army to broaden the applicant pool.

CID opened application eligibility to the ranks of 1st Lt., Capt., and CW2 in other technical fields, who meet the eligibility requirements. The application submission window is open now through Feb. 1, 2016.

Officers who meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in applying, should contact their local CID office to access the special agent application forms and complete an interview with the CID special agent in charge. The local CID office will assist officers with the electronic submission of the application forms.

CID has also opened eligibility to qualified MPI serving in 31B occupational specialty in the rank of staff sergeant and sergeant first class (not yet eligible for promotion to master sergeant).

MPI applicants must have completed the V5 skill-identifier training at the U.S. Army Military Police School, conducted criminal investigations within the past two years and meet all special agent warrant officer acceptance criteria, with the exception of the two years of investigative experience serving in the 31D occupation specialty.

MPI applications will also be accepted now through Feb. 1, 2016. As with officer-applicants, MPI-applicants should contact their local CID office for assistance with the application process.

“We have a unique mission and warrant officers are key to accomplishing our mission,” said Col. Debra Hanneman, CID deputy chief of staff for support. “We need to maintain our strength in our warrant officer ranks to ensure the highest caliber investigative and protective services capabilities for the Army.”

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Eligibility Criteria

*U.S. citizenship.

*General technical score of 110 or higher and skilled technical score of 107.

*Must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

*Eligible for a top secret clearance based on a single scope background investigation.

*Pass the standard three-event Army physical fitness test and meet height/weight standards.

*Have normal color vision and no physical limitations.

*Ability to deploy worldwide.

*Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a favorable driving record.

*Ability to speak and write clearly.

*Must possess a sustained and demonstrated level of leadership competency, as supported by rater and senior rater comments on officer evaluations.

 

 

MPI-Applicant Eligibility Requirements

*U.S. citizenship.

*General technical score of 110 or higher and skill technical score of 107.

*Advance Leader Course completion for staff sergeant.

*Senior Leader Course completion for sergeant first class.

*Must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

*Eligible for a top secret clearance based on a single scope background investigation.

*Pass the standard three-event Army physical fitness test and meet height/weight standards.

*Have normal color vision and no physical limitations.

*Ability to deploy worldwide.

*Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a favorable driving record.

*Ability to speak and write clearly.

*Must possess a sustained and demonstrated level of leadership competency as supported by rater and senior rater comments on noncommissioned officer evaluations.

 

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To learn more about the new special agent warrant officer eligibility initiatives, contact CID special agent accreditation division personnel.

CID continues to accept special agent applications from Soldiers with a rank of Spc., Sgt. and Staff Sgt. For a complete list of eligibility requirements for these Soldiers, visit www.cid.army.mil.

 

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