CID- Criminal Investigation Command

Thursday January 26, 2006

As the Army's primary criminal investigative organization and DoD's premier investigative organization, CID is responsible for the conduct of criminal investigations in which the Army is, or may be, a party of interest.

Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and operating throughout the world, CID Special Agents conduct criminal investigations that range from death to fraud, on and off military reservations and when appropriate, with local, state and other federal investigative agencies.

CID supports the Army through the deployment of highly trained Soldier and government service Special Agents and support personnel, the operation of a certified forensic laboratory, a protective services unit, computer crimes specialists, polygraph services, criminal intelligence collection and analysis and a variety of other services normally associated with law enforcement activities.

The Criminal Investigation Command's mission is the same in both the installation and battlefield environments, however, additional requirements are taken on during battlefield support.

Primary Mission Requirements:

- Investigate serious crime
- Conduct sensitive/serious investigations
- Collect, analyze and disseminate criminal intelligence
- Conduct protective service operations
- Provide forensic laboratory support
- Maintain Army criminal records

Additional Mission Requirements:

- Logistical security (from the manufacturer to the Soldier on the battlefield)

- Criminal intelligence (Develop countermeasures to combat subversive activities on the battlefield)

- Criminal investigations (Expanded to include war crimes and in some cases crimes against coalition forces & host nation personnel)

For more information on CID visit .


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Battlefield Detectives- 6-Day War

The History Channel presents, 6-Day War , Friday, January 27 at 11:00pm ET/PT

At 7:45 a.m. on June 5, 1967, Israel launched the most successful preemptive air strike in military history. Within a few hours, virtually the entire Egyptian Air Force lay in smoldering wreckage. Fighting on three fronts, against the combined might of five different armies, Israel secured a stunning victory in a mere six days. How did this tiny state manage to overcome an Arab enemy that had twice as many soldiers, three times as many tanks, and four times as many airplanes? With firsthand testimony from combatants and military planners plus access to key figures in the intelligence world, we gain insight into the meticulous preparations that the Israeli military undertook in the 1960s. Field-testing of key Israeli weapons and analysis of battlefield strategy on both sides show how this extraordinary victory was achieved.


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