Becoming a CI 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 the foreign intelligence and security services (FISS) and international terrorist organizations (ITO) threats targeting U.S. forces. 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 from both U.S., and host-nation 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 35L, 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 conduct all interviews and processing of Army CI Program applicants.

CI applicant qualifications include the following:

  • 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)

Full details are found in Army Regulation 2-22.2

Also check out the Army Counterintelligence Recruiting Site (CAC Access Required)

Contact Info

902nd MI Detachment
Building 22408 (Basement)
Christy Ave
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613

For matters requiring immediate MP attention on Fort Huachuca.

(520) 538-6969

To anonymously report suspicious activities nationwide.

Use a computer to transmit an iSALUTE, or REPORT AN INCIDENT.


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