Become a CI Special Agent

The Army Counterintelligence (CI) Program requires its members to be mature, intelligent, and personable to carry out the broad range of CI functions to detect, identify, exploit, and neutralize any Foreign Intelligence and Security Service (FISS), International Terrorist Organizations (ITO) and Insider Threats who are targeting U.S. forces, information and technologies. The CI Special Agent has to be able to operate independently and be relied upon to make sound judgments in the absence of higher leadership or supervision. The CI Special Agent also has to interact with senior officials of both U.S. and host-nation (HN) military, civilian law enforcement, intelligence, and security agencies. This requires that personnel applying for the Army CI Program be among the most professional and competent Soldiers in the Army. The CI applicant process is extremely important in ensuring that the CI military occupational specialty (MOS) remains capable, and that the most qualified and competent personnel are accepted into the Army CI Program. CI Special Agents will conduct all interviews and processing of Army CI Program applicants.

CI Applicant Qualifications

  • A physical demands rating of Medium
  • A physical profile of 222221
  • Normal color vision
  • A minimum score of 105 (may be waivered) in aptitude area ST/Technical score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
  • A minimum age of 21 years of age for award of MOS 35L accreditation as a CI Special Agent
  • Able to attain a TOP SECRET clearance
  • Meets Time in Service requirement
  • Tatoo Screening
  • Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Soldiers interested in becoming a CI Special Agent are encouraged to begin the process at the CI Applicant Portal

For additional information contact the Army Counterintelligence – Fort Leavenworth Office.