Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
311A - CID Special Agent
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.
- Must hold a 31D MOS (MOS 31B/31E exception ONLY, see below)
- Must be a SGT (E-5) or above
- Must have a minimum of two years criminal investigative experience in MOS 31D with USACIDC (NON-WAIVERABLE)
- Must possess a sustained and demonstrated level of technical and leadership competency as supported by rater and senior rater comments on NCOERs.
- Must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. (Degree requirement may be waived to 60 semester hours by CID command assuming applicant is otherwise qualified.)
- Must have a Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
- Must have letter of endorsement from Detachment Commander (Company Level).
- Must have letter of endorsement from Battalion Commander.
- Must have letter of endorsement from Group Commanders (Brigade Level)
- Exception for MOS 31B/31E - MUST meet the prerequisites for both 31D (see www.cid.army.mil) and 311A. Applicant must have completed the Military Police Investigator (MPI) Course (V5 ASI) and served at least 24 months in an MP investigator capacity. MPI applicants must be SSG or SFC (not yet eligible for MSG).
Please contact your first line Warrant Officer supervisor or your local CID Office. If further clarification is required, contact the proponent POCs below for any questions regarding qualifications. Address all other inquiries to the Warrant Officer Recruiting Branch at email@example.com
POC: CW5 John E. Welch
CID Command Chief Warrant Officer
Comm: (571) 305-4007
Reserve/National Guard CID (311A)
POC: CW5 Jon Huntington
USAR/ARNG Training Officer
Comm: (571) 305-4344
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