Criminal investigations special agents are primarily responsible for investigating any criminal allegations/offenses related to the Army.
They handle felony-level crimes that involve Army property and Army personnel.
- Investigate criminal activities such as espionage, treason and terrorism
- Interview witnesses and question suspects
- Collect/analyze criminal intelligence and provide forensic laboratory support
- Maintain Army criminal records
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for a criminal investigations special agent requires completing 20 weeks of a resident course, which is designed 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
- Interest in law enforcement
- Willingness to perform potentially dangerous work
- Ability to make quick decisions
- Remain calm under heavy duress
Required ASVAB Score(s)
Skilled Technical (ST) : 102