Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
351L - Counterintelligence Technician
Directs CI Operations and Investigations as the principal advisor to the Command and staff on CI and other intelligence Operations, training, policies and procedures; manages CI support to the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP); employs internal and external capabilities and integrates analysis and automation ISO CI Operations; conducts all CI activities IAW applicable laws and policies. Serves as a Senior CI Technician responsible for areas of operation within tactical and operational environments worldwide. Performs duties in support of the Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) and unit Covering Agent Program (CAP) to provide CI Assistance, knowledge, and reporting procedures. Performs evidence custodian duties; directs the CI application process and conducts CI mission management.
***Applicants must meet all Administrative Requirements to become a Warrant Officer.***
351L Prerequisites
  • Must be a SGT (E-5) or above. (NO WAIVERS)
  • Have successfully completed the CI Special Agent Course (CISAC) and be eligible to carry CI credentials.
  • Must be CI Probationary Program (CIPP) Complete.
  • Must have successfully completed ALC Phase 1.
  • Have a minimum of three years demonstrated 35L experience, working as a Counterintelligence Agent in two operational positions.
  • Must submit a minimum of two (2) NCOERs, 24 months of rated time reflecting technical, tactical competence and exceptional duty performance ratings as a 35L demonstrated by rater and senior rater comments. Applicants should wait for their most recent finalized NCOER before application submission. The most recent NCOER submitted cannot exceed 12 months from the date the WO Application is submitted.   Applicants WILL submit all NCOERS, regardless of duty position or duty MOS, for review by the MI WO Proponent and Accession Board.
Rater’s bullet comments reflecting performance:
  • MOS competency and technical ability must be clearly stated on the NCOER
  • Supervisory capacity (leadership) in MOS by position or assignments
  • Bullets must identify that the NCO was responsible for executing MOS functions
  • Ability to lead and perform at a higher level in a stressful demanding environment
Senior Rater’s bullet comments reflecting potential:
  • Exceptional promotion potential
  • Capacity to serve in assignments or positions of increased supervisory responsibility
  • Must have a current Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and be currently eligible for access to sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI) before acceptance into the WOCS. In addition, applicants requiring periodic reinvestigation (PR) must submit their PR paperwork prior to submitting a WO Accession Application.
  • Enclose a written Letter of Recommendation (LoR) from a 351L (CW2-CW5).  If no senior 351L is available, please contact Proponent for guidance/assistance. (NO WAIVERS)

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 Michael Works
MI Warrant Officer Proponent
DSN: 821.1181 or COMM: 520.533.1181

Last Update: 17 June 2024