The 31D is a Special Agent with the United States Criminal Investigations Command. 31D Special Agents, are primarily responsible for investigating cases where a felony level crime has been committed. Within the ranks of the Army, they serve as both Soldier and a Criminal Investigator
- Investigate criminal activities such as espionage, treason, and terrorism
- Interview witnesses and question suspects
- Collect/analyze criminal intelligence and provide forensic laboratory support
- Maintain Army criminal records
Those interested in applying to be a CID Agent must meet the following requirements:
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- At least 21 years of age
- Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in one of the following concentrations:
- Criminal Justice
- Forensic Science
- Computer Science
- Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
- GT score of 110 or higher
- ST score of 107 or higher
- PULHES rating of 111221 or better along with NORMAL Color Vision-no exception to policy authorized.
- Valid drivers license and a favorable driving record.
- Favorable credit history.
- No felony or court martial convictions.
- No record of lost time or having received less than an honorable discharge.
- Screened and eligible for a Top Secret clearance.
- Enlistment pay grade will be SPC for NPS. PS applicants will be subject to a grade determination waiver
- No history of mental or emotional disorders.
- Must have suitable character, integrity, reputation, sobriety, discretion, and stability as established by a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and other information developed during application processing.
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for a criminal investigations special agent requires completing 20 weeks of a resident course, which is designed to train criminal investigation duties in field units for the Army.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Civil and military laws
- Investigation procedures and techniques
- Crime scene processing
- Testimonial evidence