Criminal Investigator CID Agent
MGySgt to Sgt - PMOS
Criminal Investigation Division Agents perform criminal investigative duties while operationally assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Law Enforcement Battalion (LEBN), Regional Trial Counsel (RTC), and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). CID Agents provide criminal investigative support to both supporting establishment law enforcement and deployed/combat contingency operations. CID Agents investigate misdemeanor and felony level crimes that fall within the jurisdictional purview of the DOD, provide technical guidance and supervision to Junior CID Agents and apprentice investigators, conducts covert operations, personal protective services, crisis negotiations, forensic examinations/exploitation, assists the complex trial teams with trial case preparation, provides subject matter expertise and training to host nations during contingency operations and liaise with other military, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- All requests for waivers must be approved by CMC (PS).
- Must be a Sergeant of any MOS. Sergeants applying for lateral move must have less than two years’ time in grade.
- Must be interviewed and recommended for a lateral move by a screening board comprised of the Investigations Officer, or Chief Investigator of a Provost Marshal's Office or Law Enforcement Battalion, Criminal Investigation Division.
- Must have a GT score of 110 or higher.
- Must be 21 years of age.
- Must have normal color vision (may not be waived).
- Must have a minimum height requirement of 64 inches. (In pursuit of safety, waivers to the height requirements in reference (ar) will not be granted).
- Must have a valid state driver's license (may not be waived).
- Must have vision correctable to 20/20.
- Must possess clarity of speech.
- Must have no history of mental, nervous, or emotional disorders. If previous treatment has been received the health care practitioner will be contacted to determine if the Marine under consideration has a condition that could impair judgment, reliability, or the ability to perform the duties of a CID Agent. Waivers will not be considered for those Marines determined unsuitable for assignment as a Criminal Investigator by a medical professional.
- No convictions by summary special or general courts-martial or civil courts (except minor traffic violations); non-judicial punishment convictions involving illegal drugs, spouse abuse/domestic violence, or immoral character (may not be waived).
- Prior to attending the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, Special Agent Course (CIDSAC), U.S. Army Military Police School (USAMPS), must have sufficient obligated service to allow 36 months remaining upon graduation.
- Those 5821 criminal investigators selected for assignment to NCIS as Marine Special Agents must be screened and determined eligible for duty by an NCIS Screening Board as described in OPNAVINST 1560.10C, the most current version of the MOU between Director, NCIS and CMC.
- All candidates will undergo a Law Enforcement Employment background investigation and must be found suitable for duties as a Criminal Investigator.
- All lateral move candidate background packages must be routed through CMC PSL and receive an eligibility letter from the Head, Criminal Investigation Division prior to submission of the lateral move package to HQMC.
- All CID Agents must initiate and satisfactorily complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and granted a top-secret clearance with SCI eligibility and complete with a satisfactory periodic review every 5 years. Personnel may work in the billet while awaiting clearance adjudication, providing interim clearance eligibility has been accomplished.
- All Marines accepted into the 5821 MOS will be required to complete the Apprentice Training Program or the Field Training Agent Program, or a combination thereof.
- Successfully complete the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent Course (CIDSAC), U.S. Army Military Police School (USAMPS), Ft Leonard Wood, MO.
- CID Credentials will be issued by the Head, Criminal Investigation Davison upon successful completion of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent Course (CIDSAC).
- A reserve 5811, Military Police Officer, may be awarded the 5821 MOS by successfully completing the USAMPS distance education course identification number CID Special Agent – 832-31D20/30(RC) (DL) (P), the CID On the Job Training (OJT) program with favorable endorsement from the overseeing CID Officer and receive an eligibility letter from the Head, Criminal Investigation Division, CMC PS.
- A reserve Marine of any MOS who is currently employed by a recognized civilian law enforcement agency as a Sworn Peace Officer, currently holding the position of a criminal investigator, with three years investigative experience, may be awarded the 5821 MOS by successfully completing the CID OJT program with favorable endorsement from the overseeing CID Officer and receive an eligibility letter from the Head, Criminal Investigation Division, CMC PS.
- Course seat assignment to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent Course (CIDSAC) for all IMOS 5821 Marines will be completed by Head, Criminal Investigation Division.
- For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.10C, Military Police and Corrections Training and Readiness Manual.
Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 33-1012.
Related Military Skill:
- Criminal Investigator, 5821.
- Polygraph Examiner, 5822.