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Army MOS 31D CID Special Agent

The Army has their own law enforcement and security specialists to handle felony-level crimes committed on Army property or that involve Army personnel. Criminal Investigations Special Agents are primarily responsible for supervising or conducting investigations of incidents and offenses or allegations of criminality that affect Army or Defense personnel, property, facilities or activities. Some of your duties as a Criminal Investigations Special Agent may include:

Investigate criminal activities and activities related to espionage, treason, and terrorism
Interview witnesses and questioning suspects
Use polygraph machines (lie detectors)
Conduct sensitive/serious investigations
Collect, analyze, and disseminate Criminal Intelligence
Conduct Protective Service Operations
Provide forensic laboratory support
Maintain Army criminal records
Investigate serious crime

Job training for a Criminal Investigations Special Agent consists of a 15-week resident course challenging the student both mentally and physically, and is designed to train enlisted personnel for criminal investigation duty in field units of the US Army Criminal Investigation Command. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

Civil and military laws
Special investigative techniques and photography
Drug investigations
Investigative reports
Economic crimes
Investigation procedures and techniques
Investigations of crimes against persons and property
Physical evidence
Crime scene processing
Testimonial evidence

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The skills you learn as a Criminal Investigations Special Agent will help prepare you for a future with federal, state and local, intelligence and law enforcement agencies as well as private security companies. You’ll be able to pursue a career as a detective, private investigator, undercover agent, or security guard.

Related Army Positions
Military Police (31B)

See Promotion Points for MOS 31D