Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
311A - CID Special Agent
CID Special Agent Warrant Officers are leaders and staff officers who manage all aspects of felony criminal investigation in all operational environments. They plan, organize, conduct, and supervise criminal intelligence operations (forensic and biometric applications), investigative support programs (economic crimes and drug suppression) and high-risk protective services operations in support of the institutional security operations and local nation rule of law operations. Investigates felony and other significant crime of Army interest as defined by regulation, military and federal law. Plans, organizes, conducts, and supervises overt and covert investigations. Examines and processes crime scenes. Collects, preserves, and evaluates physical evidence for scientific examination by crime laboratories and use in judicial proceedings. Obtains and executes arrest and search warrants. Conducts raids and task force operations. Interviews and interrogates victims, witnesses, suspects, and subjects and obtains written statements executed under oath. Develops, evaluates, and manages informants and other sources of criminal intelligence. Represents the Army's interest in investigations conducted collaterally with the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and other federal, state, and local investigative agencies. Maintains close working relationships with attorneys of the Staff Judge Advocate and the United States Attorney's Office, and testifies at courts-martial, Federal District Court, and other judiciary tribunals. Writes, reviews, and approves technical investigative reports. Conducts and supervises technical surveys of Army elements and activities which analyze and detect on-going crime, and recommends actions to prevent crime which could result in significant economic loss and reduced combat effectiveness. Conducts personnel security vulnerability assessments for designated senior Army officials. Provides personal security for designated DOD executives, visiting foreign officials, and other key officials. Performs hostage negotiations.
***Applicants must meet all Administrative Requirements to become a Warrant Officer.***
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Minimum Prerequisites:
  • Must hold a 31D MOS and be an accredited Special Agent.
  • Must possess a sustained and demonstrated level of technical and leadership competency as supported by performance reports (field agent training assessments, monthly/quarterly counseling, NCOERs, and DA Form 1059s (Service School Academic Evaluation Report, etc.)).
  • Must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. (Degree requirement may be waived to 60 semester hours by CID command assuming the applicant is otherwise qualified.)
  • Must have a Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • Must have letter of recommendation from immediate supervisor.
  • Must have letter of recommendation from Special Agent in Charge or Assistant Special Agent in Charge.
  • Must have a letter of recommendation from Senior Warrant Officer.

Address all warrant officer application questions and inquiries to a Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter.  Please visit the "How Do I Apply" page for required forms and examples. Contact the proponent POCs below for any questions regarding technical qualifications.
CW5 Paul D. Arthur
Command Chief Warrant Officer
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, 27130 Criminal Investigation Command, Quantico, VA 22164-2253
Comm: (571) 305-4007
DSN: (312) 240-4007
Reserve/National Guard CID (311A)
POC: CW5 Cruz Garcia
AC/RC Coordinator
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Quantico, VA
Comm: (571) 305-4406
BB: (571) 286-9185

Last Update: 12 May 2023