Become a Counterintelligence Special Agent

The Army Counterintelligence (CI) Program requires its members to be mature, intelligent, and personable. The CI mission is to detect, identify, exploit, and neutralize the foreign intelligence and security services and international terrorist organizations 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 leadership or supervision. The CI Special Agent also has to interact with senior officials from 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 ensures that only the most qualified and competent personnel are accepted into the 35L, CI Military Occupational Specialty. 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
    • Tattoo 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 Information

National Capital Region Field Office
902d Military Intelligence Group
9955 Middleton Road, Building 235
Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060

Main Office Telephone:

Report a Counterintelligence Incident:

Fort Belvoir Military Police Emergency Number: