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NEWS | Nov. 19, 2019

CID seeks military police investigators to join warrant officer ranks

By U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command Public Affairs U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command Public Affairs

As part of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s continued effort to recruit the best of the best to become special agents, CID is currently seeking military police investigators from Career Management Field 31 to become CID special agent warrant officers.

“The military police investigators possess valued training, investigated skills and experience,” said CID’s Command Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joel Fitz, who served as a military police investigator, or MPI, early in his Army career.

“These Soldiers will undoubtedly bring a lot to the fight and have a positive impact on CID’s highly-skilled teams by providing what they have learned from the Military Police Corps,” Fitz added. “MPIs are strongly encouraged to take the next step and take advantage of this career growing opportunity by applying now.”

The application timeframe begins in December and runs through May 2021. Approved applications will be considered by warrant officer accession boards convening in fiscal year 2020 and FY 21.

Qualified MPI applicants are encouraged to coordinate with the USACIDC Recruiting Operations Cell at to speak with the USACIDC recruiting team regarding questions about the process and to start the application process.

Eligible applicants must be Regular Army Soldiers who hold Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS, 31B or 31E in the ranks of staff sergeant, staff sergeant (promotable), and sergeant first class (non promotable).

They are required to have completed V5 training at the U.S. Army Military Police School and have at least two years of investigative experience in the past four years, according to Military Personnel Message 19-346, MPI Application Requirements for Appointment to CID Warrant Officer (MOS 311A).

Upon completion of the required military and law enforcement training, the Soldiers will qualify for appointment to warrant officer as a 311A. Agents receive training at the USAMPS and advanced training in a wide range of specialized investigative disciplines.

“CID agents are sworn federal law enforcement officers who investigate felony crimes with an Army nexus,” said Thomas Seaman, Chief, Special Agent Management Division, and retired CID special agent. “Our highly trained special agents receive some of the most state-of-the-art law enforcement training in the world today.

CID special agents routinely work closely with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to solve serious crimes of corruption, fraud, homicide, sexual assault, cybercrimes and drug trafficking. They also provide protective services to high ranking Department of Defense and Army officials.

Once individuals become CID special agents, opportunities exist to become forensic science officers, digital forensic examiners or even polygraph examiners. There are many other professional opportunities for career growth within CID.

CID Special Agent warrant officers are subject matter experts and leaders who manage all aspects of felony criminal investigations in all operational environments. They plan, organize and supervise criminal investigations, protective services and rule-of-law operations.

For more information about application procedures, see MILPER 19-346, MPI Application Requirements for Appointment to CID Warrant Officer (MOS 311A), or contact the CID Special Agent Management Division ROC team at USArmy.Join-CID@mail.milor 571-305-4348/4369/4337/4112. For more information about CID, visit

At Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, the CID office is located at 2164 Wilson Way, building 268, suite 59. The phone number is 210-221-1050/0050/1514. Their email address is