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Enlisted, Reserve & National Guard requirements

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- U.S. citizenship
- Minimum age of 21
- Maximum grade of SGT.  SSG (with one year or less time in grade) may apply with waiver (*See below)
- Minimum of 2 years of military service and maximum of 10 years of military service
- Minimum of 60 college semester hours from an accredited institution (Up to 30 hours may be waived)
- Minimum ST score of 107 or higher and GT score of 110 or higher
- Consistently meet the height and weight standards prescribed in AR 600-9 and consistently pass the Army Physical Fitness Test
- Physical profile 111221 or better and ability to deploy worldwide
- Normal color vision (waiverable if applicant can distinguish between green, red and amber)
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and favorable driving record
- Ability to speak and write clearly
- Minimum of one year of military police experience or two years civilian police experience (May be waived)

*NOTE: SSGs (with one year or less time in grade) may apply for law enforcement experience or education waivers ONLY in combination with grade waiver. 

- Suitable character, integrity, reputation, sobriety, discretion, and stability as established by a Single Scope Background Investigation and other information developed during application processing
- No pattern of behavior or actions that is reasonably indicative of a contemptuous attitude toward the law or other duly constituted authority
- No courts martial convictions or record of any disciplinary action under UCMJ, which indicates behavior inconsistent with the high standards of a CID Special Agent
- No record of pre-trial intervention or conviction by military or civil court of the following:
*Any offense involving force or violence
*Any major misconduct offense per AR 601-210, para 4-11 or charges considered felonies under the local law, regardless of disposition
*Two or more misconduct offenses per AR 601-210, para 4-10, regardless of disposition
- No record of having less than an honorable discharge or Lost Time
- No record of mental or emotional disorders
- No record of unsatisfactory credit
- Pass the Adult Basic Education (TABE) test (level A w/Spelling) with a total battery grade level of 12.9 (applicants with 60 semester hours or more are exempt from this requirement)
- 36 months of service obligation upon completion of the CID Special Agent Course

NOTE: Must have completed at least 12 months (CONUS) or two-thirds the tour length (OCONUS) at current duty station prior to application submission.

For additional information, contact the nearest CID office.

CID application checklist
Application cover memo sample letter
Unit commander endorsement sample letter
Authorization for release of information
Applicant background questionnaire
Applicant financial questionnaire
CID Form 86(c)4 Disclosure Form
Contingency statement

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