Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

351L - Counterintelligence Technician

(Duty Description) Conducts investigations/operations by applying sound judgment and analytical reasoning methods to detect and prevent acts of espionage, sabotage, and terrorism directed against Army activities. Supervises and manages investigative/operational and administrative personnel from the local CI Office to tactical/operational CI teams in remote areas providing CI briefings to battalion and above key decision makers. Prepares, reviews, and approves investigative/operational reports of investigations and inspections. Performs terrorism counteraction analysis and threat analysis. Investigates national security crimes of Army interest as defined by regulation, the UCMJ, or applicable U.S. Code. Conducts and supervises both overt and covert investigations. Supervises the technical performance of subordinate military and civilian personnel in related job skills. Develops, evaluates, and manages sources and informants of military intelligence. Develops and approves investigative plans. Obtains and executes arrest and search warrants in coordination with the Criminal Investigations Division or the FBI. Interviews witnesses, suspects, and subjects, and obtains written statements executed under oath. Represents the Army's interests in investigations conducted collaterally with the DOD, Department of Justice, and other federal, state or local investigative agencies.

351L Prerequisites

  • Must be a SGT (E-5) or above.

  • Have successfully completed 35L MOS producing course or the CI Special Agent Course (CISAC) and eligible to carry CI credentials.

  • Must have successfully completed Advance Leadership Course (ALC) Phase 1 or SSD-2.

  • Have a minimum of four years 35L experience as a working Counterintelligence Agent in at least two assignments.

  • Must submit a minimum of three (3) NCOERs reflecting technical, tactical competence and exceptional duty performance ratings as a 35L. It is recommended applicants wait for their most recent finalized NCOER prior to application submission. The most recent NCOER provided cannot exceed 12 months from the date the WO Application is submitted. Applicants WILL submit all NCOERS regardless of duty position or duty MOS for review by the MI WO Proponent and Accession Board.

  • Must have a current Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must be currently eligible for access to sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI) prior to acceptance into the WOCS. Applicants requiring periodic reinvestigation (PR) must submit their PR paperwork prior to submitting a WO Accession Application.
  • Enclose a Letter of Recommendation (LoR) from a senior 351L (CW3-CW5). If no senior 351L or MI WO is available please contact Proponent for guidance/assistance.

Direct all warrant officer application inquiries to USAREC Warrant Officer Recruiting Special Branch.

Contact the proponent POC below only for questions regarding MI prerequisites qualifications.

CW5 Jessica A. Ohle
MI Warrant Officer Proponent
E-mail: jessica.a.ohle.mil@mail.mil
DSN: 821.1181
COMM: 520.533.1181


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