U.S. Army Counterintelligence Command

Conducting worldwide counterintelligence activities to detect, identify, neutralize, and exploit foreign intelligence entities, international terrorists, insider threats, and other foreign adversaries to protect the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense


Army Counterintelligence Command conducts global counterintelligence against U.S. adversaries to protect the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense.


Army Counterintelligence Command (ACIC) is in a daily, multi-domain fight against foreign intelligence entities (FIE) worldwide. ACIC supports the Army in competition, crisis, and conflict with delegated authorities and assets to protect the Army's modernization efforts, defense critical infrastructure, and support priority Secretary of the Army and theater requirements. ACIC is the only U.S. Army element - and only one of four members of the Intelligence Community - capable of executing the full extent of counterintelligence (CI) authorities and activities: investigations, collection, operations, analysis and production, and functional services.

Through its regional headquarters, battalions, local field offices, and resident agencies, ACIC provides Army senior leaders, commanders and organizations with understanding of the FIE threat, CI support capabilities, CI reporting requirements, and other CI services as required. ACIC’s CI special agents conduct covering agent program (CAP) activities, national security investigations, CI collection activities, CI operations, CI surveillance, technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM), CI digital threat investigator (CDTI) activities, and CI-scope polygraph examinations.

Established in December 2021, ACIC was created from the former 902nd Military Intelligence Group and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command's (INSCOM) G2X staff element (Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Division). The establishment of ACIC as a one-star command with a reconfigured, flattened structure has improved systems and processes, resulting in a flat, fast, and focused CI force aggressively protecting Army, DOD, and U.S. equities and interests globally.


  • Brig. Gen. Rhett R. Cox
    Commanding General
    Brig. Gen. Rhett R. Cox
  • Command Sgt. Maj. Craig M. Hood
    Command Sergeant Major
    Command Sgt. Maj. Craig M. Hood
  • Col. Jeffrey J. Lakner
    Deputy Commanding Officer
    Col. Jeffrey J. Lakner
  • Mr. Gary Pepper
    Defense Intelligence Senior Leader
    Mr. Gary Pepper
  • Chief Warrant Officer 5 Aaron L. Skiles
    Command Chief Warrant Officer
    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Aaron L. Skiles
  • Mr. John M. Iwancio
    DISL, Special Advisor, Office of Professional Responsibility
    Mr. John M. Iwancio


While the United States Army Counterintelligence Command uncased its colors in July 2022 as a brand new command, the unit traces its roots back to the origins of the 902d Military Intelligence Group over 100 years ago.

During World War I, the Army formed the Corps of Intelligence Police (CIP) to combat espionage, sabotage, and subversion against personnel, units, and installations. CIP agents saw service both overseas and in the United States. In 1942, the CIP became the famed Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) of World War II. American troops were once against fighting on foreign soil and operating in an environment exploited by saboteurs and collaborators. CI units deployed worldwide to protect U.S. and Allied Forces.

One of the CIC units was the 902d CIC Detachment. Activated on November 23, 1944, the 902d CIC Detachment was formed in Hollandia, New Guinea -- General Douglas MacArthur’s Southwest Pacific Area. It provided security to combat forces on New Guinea, and later, on Luzon in the Philippines. For its service in the Philippines from October 1944 to July 1945, the detachment received the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

The 902d CIC Detachment was reactivated in January 1952 with the mission of handling sensitive personnel assignments from the CIC School at Fort Holabird, Maryland. Moreover, the unit was responsible for counterintelligence operations being handled directly by the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI), G2 at the Pentagon. For the first time, all CI functions in direct support of Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) were consolidated into a single organization. In December 1957, the unit was redesignated as the 902d Counter Intelligence Corps Group. Throughout the rest of that decade, the 902d provided technical, linguist, and security support to Army elements worldwide. The 902d represented the apex of Army counterintelligence.

On October 15, 1966, the unit received the designation of the 902d Military Intelligence (MI) Group. On December 31, 1969, the 902d MI Group was assigned to the U.S. Army Intelligence Command, but remained under the operational control of the Army’s ACSI.

Assigned to the newly established U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command in 1977, the 902d was charged with bring CI and communications security functions together in a unified mission. By 1996, the 902d had evolved into the Army’s principal shield against the threat posed by foreign intelligence services. The 902d protected forces in the United States before they deployed through multidiscipline CI activities such as operation security surveys prior to movement from home stations, communications security analysis, polygraphs of linguists, and route vulnerability assessments from home station to point of embarkation.

In 2019, the Secretary of the Army directed that Army counterintelligence undergo a transformation in order to align its force structure, enable agents to respond more rapidly to threats from adversaries, and to divest operational authorities to the lowest level of command where they could be used most effectively. As a result, MDMP began to build the foundations of what would level become the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Command.

In December 2021, the unit officially activated, creating the Counterintelligence Command and establishing ACIC as the Army’s single military department counterintelligence office. In July 2022, the unit cased the legacy 902d Military Intelligence Group Colors, uncased the United States Army Counterintelligence Command colors, and welcomed its first Commanding General, Brigadier General Cox.

Today, ACIC conducts CI activities to support Army commanders, protect and maintain the DOD and Army’s strategic advantage, and detect, identify, neutralize, and exploit foreign intelligence services and international terrorist threats.


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  • A person with placement and access who intentionally causes loss or degradation of resources or capabilities or compromises the ability of an organization to accomplish its mission through espionage, providing support to international terrorism, or the unauthorized release or disclosure of information about the plans and intentions of U.S. military forces. (AR 381-12)

  • The act of obtaining, delivering, transmitting, communicating, or receiving information in respect to the national defense with an intent or reason to believe that the information could be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of any Foreign Nation and not pursuant to an international agreement duly entered into by the United States. (AR 381-12).

  • The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear, intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological. (AR 381-12).

  • An act or acts with the intent to injure or interfere with, or obstruct the national defense of a country by willfully injuring, destroying, or attempting to destroy any national defense or war material, premises, or utilities, to include human and natural resources. (AR 381-12)

  • The systematic observation of aerospace, surface, or subsurface areas, places, persons, or things, by visual, aural, electronic, photographic, or other means. (Army FM 34-1)

  • Any questionable, unsolicited meeting, association, or communication conducted in person, by telephone, letter, online or other means by an unknown and or foreign person that may represent a threat to DoD security interests.

  • The intentional or unintentional release of classified information to unauthorized parties or into unclassified mediums.

  • An act or acts intending to cause the overthrow or destruction of the U.S. Government by force or violence, or by the assassination of any U.S. Government official. These acts include conspiracy, knowingly or willingly advocating, abetting, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying by force or violence the U.S. Government. (AR 381-12)

  • One who, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against the United States or adheres to its enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere. It also includes one who, having knowledge of the commission of treason, conceals and does not, as soon possible, report it. (AR 381-12)

  • An act or acts inciting military or civilian personnel of the DOD to violate laws, disobey lawful orders or regulations, or disrupt military activities with the willful intent to interfere with, or impair the loyalty, morale, or discipline of the military forces of the United States (DODI 5240.6)


As a Counterintelligence Special Agent, you’ll conduct investigations, collect and process forensic and physical evidence to identify and detect foreign intelligence and international terrorist threats, and plan the appropriate countermeasures to neutralize them.

To learn more about joining, visit: https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/career-match/signal-intelligence/languages-code/35l-counterintelligence-agent.html

Active-Duty Applicants: https://ikn.army.mil/apps/IKNHostedWebsites/CIRecruiting


The AIDP-CI is a two-year training program designed to develop an officer’s management skills in preparation for leadership roles in CI assignments. Officers will have direct visibility and insight into the planning, conduct, management, and oversight of the Army’s most sensitive CI investigations and operations. Officers who graduate AIDP-CI will be awarded the 3E additional skill identifier (ASI) and apply their newly acquired skills in a CI-focused utilization assignment based on validated Army requirements. Note: MI Officers without the 2E CI Officer ASI will attend (TDY-en route) the 17-week CI Officer Course (CIOC) at Fort Huachuca, AZ.

To learn more about joining, visit: https://armyeitaas.sharepoint-mil.us/sites/INSCOM-USACIC-DO/SitePages/Army-Intel.aspx


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Federal insurance plans

Group term life insurance

Long-term-care insurance

Flexible spending accounts

Federal retirement plans

Paid time off

We offer paid federal holidays, annual leave, and sick leave:


The Military Intelligence Civilian Excepted Career Program (MICECP) is a Headquarters, Department of the Army program managed by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). The MICECP Staff under the authority of INSCOM is responsible for recruiting, training, and developing a highly qualified, technically skilled, foreign language capable, mobile civilian intelligence workforce to conduct sensitive intelligence and counterintelligence operational missions worldwide. The MICECP is administered by the U.S. Army Field Support Center, a subordinate element of INSCOM, and is located at Fort George G. Meade, MD.

The MICECP provides the Army a valuable career program which supports various Army commands with highly skilled intelligence and counterintelligence professionals. Central management under INSCOM has ensured that Army commands worldwide can avail themselves of this unique talent pool to meet their mission-essential requirements. MICECP employees, in Intelligence Operations Specialist Job Series (0132), are actively recruited, trained, and assigned to conduct highly specialized operational intelligence functions within the Army. The MICECP is an operational career management program that requires its members be dedicated to the missions of intelligence and counterintelligence. Members must agree to a mobility agreement and be willing to be assigned and reassigned according to the needs of the program.

Benefits of the MICECP

  • Postings available in Europe, South America, Far East, Middle East and various locations within the Continental United States.
  • Professional Training Opportunities.
  • Competitive Pay and advancement potential.

Skills Sought

  • Foreign Counterintelligence
  • Cyber Counterintelligence
  • Overt Human Intelligence Debriefing
  • Offensive Counterintelligence Operations
  • Counterintelligence Investigations, Collection, Analysis, and Production
  • Target Exploitation
  • Counterintelligence Force Protection Source Operations/Military Counterintelligence Collections
  • Liaison and Intelligence Support
  • Foreign Languages

MICECP is a proud member of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Since 2009, the Intelligence Community has consistently ranked among the top ten Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, according to an independent analysis of federal workers’ job satisfaction and commitment.

MICECP vacancy announcements are periodically posted on USAJOBS.gov. For further information, please contact usarmy.meade.usafsc.mbx.micecp-div-recruiting@army.mil.

Army Regulation 690–950–4: Civilian Personnel - Military Intelligence Civilian Excepted Career Program


ACIC Mission Brochure [PDF - 2.1 MB]

Counterintelligence Special Agent (35L) Recruiting Brochure [PDF - 1.8 MB]

CIAR/TARP Brochure [PDF - 4 MB]

ACIC Mission Poster [PDF - 1.8 MB]

CIAR Poster [PDF - 2.2 MB]

ACIC PROTECTS Poster Series [PDF - 4.6 MB]
ACIC protects the Army's six modernization priorities: long range precision fires, next generation combat vehicle, future vertical lift, air and missile defense, network and Soldier lethality.

  • Long Range Precision Fires [PDF - 703 KB]
  • Next Generation Combat Vehicles [PDF - 740.8 KB]
  • Future Vertical Lift [PDF - 1001.4 KB]
  • Air and Missile Defense [PDF - 2.2 MB]
  • Army Networks [PDF - 1.2 MB]
  • Soldier Lethality [PDF - 1.5 MB]

This We'll Defend Poster Series [PDF - 5.4 MB]