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Counterintelligence Agent


Counterintelligence Special Agents conduct investigations and analysis to detect and counter foreign intelligence entities and international terrorist threats. They detect and identify the counterintelligence related inter threats and conduct the appropriate countermeasures.

Job Duties

  • Detect, exploit and neutralize intelligence threats
  • Investigate national security crimes
  • Serve as an Army CI liaison
  • Collect and process forensic and physical evidence
  • Conduct CI support to force protection


Counterintelligence Agents must have high moral standards and the utmost integrity. Due to the nature of work required of Counterintelligence Agents, strict qualification must be met prior to application. Minimum eligibility requirements are listed below.
In Service Requirements:
  • In-service Soldiers only, E4 (PZ and SZ) or E5
  • No felony or court martial convictions
  • U.S. Citizen; immediate family members must also be U.S. citizens
  • A minimum age of 21 upon completion of the CI Special Agent Course
  • Normal color vision (no exception to policy authorized)
  • Skilled Technical (ST) score of 105 or higher
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Eligibility for Top Secret clearance
Entry Level Requirements:
  • U.S. citizenship
  • 20 years of age or older
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • No record of conviction by court-martial or Article 15 proceedings
  • No felony arrests or convictions
  • Eligibility for a Top Secret (TS) security clearance
  • A Valid driver’s license
  • No physical limitations and no history of mental or emotional disorders
  • Normal color vision


Job training for a Counterintelligence Agent requires 18 weeks at the Counterintelligence Special Agent Course, with additional on-the-job training. Advanced training is also available in areas such as Foreign CI Training, CI Collection, Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures, CI Cyber, and CI Debriefing.

Helpful Skills

  • Excellent writing ability
  • Ability to work independently (self-motivated)
  • Capable of making sound judgement in the absence of leadership or supervision
  • Research and critical thinking capabilities
  • Ability to interact with senior officials from U.S. and host-nation military civilian law enforcement, intelligence, and security agencies

Future Civilian Careers

35L is more than a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), it is the foundation of a life-long career. The skills you learn will help prepare you for government service after the military, such as the Military Intelligence Civilian Excepted Career Program, FBI, CIA, and DEA, as well as private industry.

  • Paid training
  • Salary Pay
  • Housing and meal allowance for full-time positions
  • 30 days of paid vacation each year, in addition to federal holidays
  • 401(K) type savings plan
  • Full-coverage medical and dental insurance for Soldiers and immediate family members
  • Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 coverage)
  • Education Benefits (GI Bill) - tuition, housing, and book fees for 36 academic months of college
  • Tuition Assistance - up to $4500 per year
  • Student Loan Repayment - up to $65,000 in college loan repayment
  • Signing bonus - up to $40,000 in cash bonuses

In order to meet the minimum qualifications, you must:
· Be a US Citizen or Hold at least permanent residence (I-551/Greed Card)
· Have no major medical issues
· Have no major law violations (Felony level)

If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please apply now and within 24-48 hours, you will receive an email from our recruiting team, directly.