CID Headquarters

RKBThe Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division, commonly know as CID, is responsible for investigating felony crime of Army interest. The headquarters is located on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

The first Criminal Investigation Division was formed in 1918 by General John J. Pershing during World War I. Later, the U.S. Army established the CID as a major command on September 17, 1971, that changed the name to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC); the acronym retained the "D" as a historical reminder of the orginal CID. Fifty years later on September 17, 2021, the command was re-designated as the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division, after the Army selected Gregory D. Ford as the organization's first civilian director.

This worldwide command is comprised of approximately 2,000 Soldiers and civilians.

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