CID seeks Military Police Investigators to join warrant officer ranks

Criminal Investigation Command
News Release

QUANTICO, VA (Nov. 19, 2019) – As part of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command’s continued effort to recruit the best of the best to become special agents, CID is currently seeking Military Police Investigators  from Career Management Field 31 to become CID Special Agent Warrant Officers.

“The MPIs possess valued training, investigated skills and experience,” said CID’s Command Chief Warrant Officer, CW5 Joel Fitz, who served as an MPI early in his Army career,  “These Soldiers will undoubtedly bring a lot to the fight and have  a positive impact on CID’s highly-skilled teams by providing what they have learned from the Military Police Corps. MPIs are strongly encouraged to take the next step and take advantage of this career growing opportunity by applying now.”

The application timeframe begins in December and runs through May 2021.   Approved applications will be considered by warrant officer accession boards convening in FY 20 and FY 21.  Qualified MPI applicants are encouraged to coordinate with the USACIDC Recruiting Operations Cell (ROC) at  to speak with the USACIDC recruiting team regarding questions about the process and to start the application process.

Eligible applicants must be Regular Army Soldiers who hold Military Occupational Specialty 31B or 31E in the ranks of staff sergeant, staff sergeant (promotable), and sergeant first class (non promotable). They are required to have completed V5 training at the U.S. Army Military Police School (USAMPS) and have at least two years of investigative experience in the past four years, according to Military Personnel Message 19-346, MPI Application Requirements for Appointment to CID Warrant Officer (MOS 311A). Upon completion of the required military and law enforcement training, the Soldiers will qualify for appointment to warrant officer as a 311A. Agents receive training at the USAMPS and advanced training in a wide range of specialized investigative disciplines.

“CID agents are sworn federal law enforcement officers who investigate felony crimes with an Army nexus,” said Thomas Seaman, Chief, Special Agent Management Division, and retired CID special agent.  “Our highly trained special agents receive some of the most state-of-the-art law enforcement training in the world today.

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.

For questions about application procedures, see MILPER 19-346, MPI Application Requirements for Appointment to CID Warrant Officer (MOS 311A), or contact the CID Special Agent Management Division ROC team at or 571-305-4348/4369/4337/4112. 

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