CID seeks Military Police Investigators to join warrant officer ranks

By Ms. La Toya Graddy (USACIDC)April 26, 2017

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As part of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's (CID) continued effort to recruit the best of the best to become special agents, CID is currently seeking Military Police Investigators (MPI) from Career Management Field (CMF) 31 to become CID Special Agent Warrant Officers.

"The MPIs have valued investigated skills and experience," said CID's Command Chief Warrant Officer Edgar Collins, who started his career as an MPI. "These Soldiers will have a positive impact on CID's highly-skilled teams by providing what they have learned from the Military Police Corps. MPIs should take advantage of this career growing opportunity by applying now."

Applications are currently being accepted until July 21. Approved applications will be considered by the warrant officer accession board that convenes in September 2017, so qualified MPI applicants are encouraged to visit the closest CID office and speak with the detachment recruiting coordinator to start the process as soon as possible.

Eligible applicants must be in the ranks of sergeant through master sergeant (non-promotable) and not yet selected for sergeant major. They are required to have completed V5 training at the U.S. Army Military Police School (USAMPS) and have at least one year of investigative experience, according to Military Personnel Message 17-138, MPI Application Requirements for Appointment to CID Warrant Officer (MOS 311A). Upon completion of the required military and law enforcement training requirements, the Soldiers will qualify for appointment to warrant officer. Agents receive training at the USAMPS and advanced training in a wide range of specialized investigative disciplines.

"CID agents are sworn federal officers who investigate felony crimes that have an Army tie, and on occasion they support DoD missions," said Special Agent Jeremy Rechkemmer, a CID headquarters recruiter. "Our highly trained special agents conduct counter-narcotic operations and develop criminal intelligence for the DoD."

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 DoD 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.

Rechkemmer added that qualified Soldiers who are interested in becoming CID special agents are encouraged to contact the CID Headquarters' Recruiting Operations Cell for specific details, or contact the nearest CID office, where personnel can help answer questions about the special agent program.

For questions about application procedures, visit MILPER 17-138, MPI Application Requirements for Appointment to CID Warrant Officer (MOS 311A), or contact the CID Special Agent Accessions Branch at or 571-305-4348/4369/4337/4112.

Once the CID application and interview process is complete, applicants must submit the completed CID application and the standard warrant officer application to the respective organizations no later than July 21. If either application packet is deemed incomplete, the packet(s) will be rejected.

The CID application requirements and packet submission checklist is provided by your local CID office and the warrant officer application requirements, packet submission checklist, and Warrant Officer Recruiting Team points of contact are located on the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) website at For more information, visit or contact the Warrant Officer Recruiting Team at

Those selected for appointment will be scheduled to attend the CID Special Agent Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, the Warrant Officer Candidate Course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, and the MOS 311A Warrant Officer Basic Course, also at Fort Leonard Wood. Acceptance into the CID program is contingent upon successful completion of all training and a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation. Appointment to warrant officer will incur a six year active duty service obligation.

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