Criminal Investigations Special Unit Job at U.S. Army, Delaware, OH

  • U.S. Army
  • Delaware, OH

Job Description

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The Army Virtual Recruiting Team of Columbus Ohio is currently looking to hire Active Duty and Reserve Soldiers. 


CID special agents are primarily responsible for conducting criminal investigations in which the Army is, or may be, a party of interest. They handle felony-level crimes that involve Army property and Army personnel.

Job Duties:

  • Conducts independent felony-level criminal investigations; General and Economic Crimes, and Counter-Drug Operations.
  • Processes crime scenes and collects evidence.
  • Conducts interviews or interrogations of complainants, victims, witnesses, and subject.
  • Provide forensic laboratory support.
  • Performs Protective Services operations.


If you are a college graduate interested in joining the Active Army and having a career as a federal law enforcement officer, you may be interested in the CID Direct Accessions Program. Successful applicants must complete 31B Military Police One Station Unit Training (OSUT) and the CID Special Agent Course (CIDSAC). Due to the nature of work required of CID Special Agents, the strict qualification must be met prior to enlistment:


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • 21 years of age or older.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in: Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics, Legal Studies, Accounting, Finance, Psychology, or Biology.
  • 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Normal color vision (no exception to policy authorized).
  • No physical limitations and no history of mental or emotional disorders.
  • Speak and write clearly.
  • Favorable credit history.
  • Valid driver’s license and favorable driving record.
  • No felony or court-martial convictions.
  • Eligibility for Top Secret clearance.
  • Suitable character, integrity, reputation, sobriety, discretion, and stability as established by a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).


Job training for a CID Special Agent requires completing 15 weeks of a resident course, which is designated to train criminal investigation duties in field units for the Army.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Civil and military laws.
  • Investigation procedures and techniques.
  • Crime scene processing.
  • Testimonial evidence.
  • Protective services.
  • Child abuse prevention.
  • Crisis/Hostage negotiations.

Helpful Skills:

  • Interest in law enforcement.
  • Willingness to perform potentially dangerous work.
  • Ability to make quick decisions.
  • Remain calm under heavy duress.
  • Mental and physical fitness.

About U.S. Army:

Army Recruiting Ohio is a small portion of a larger whole. The regular Army, Army Reserve Ohio, Army Reserve Kentucky, and Army Reserve West Virginia are important components of the total Army Structure. Regular Army, Active Duty Soldiers serve full-time, while Army Reservists fill critical roles right here at home. We are always searching for potential candidates all over Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia to build a diverse range of individual Soldiers, each with his or her own expertise. Follow us on Facebook: @armyrecruitingohioTwitter: @GoArmyOhio

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