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CID seeking special agents via online-application portal

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command

Published: 11:00PM July 24th, 2014

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, which features an online-application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID special agents.

CID agents are sworn federal officers, responsible for investigating felony-level crime where there is an Army nexus. Agents in the field routinelywork with the Department of Defense senior leadership and other law enforcement agencies worldwide.

To start the online application process, active-duty Soldiers must use the CID website at — click on the “Join CID” link. The initial questionnaire takes only minutes to answer.

“There are 13 basic qualification questions,” said special agent Frank Jeppe, the Recruiting Operations Cell team’s NCOIC. “If the Soldier is qualified ... we contact the candidate.”

Once contacted Soldiers will build their CID application packet online with the CID-APP; consisting of forms and uploading supporting documents. Afterwards, the closest CID office will schedule a meeting with the Soldier

“Being a special agent is an opportunity to be a part of something significantly larger than oneself,” said Special Agent David Eller, a special sexual assault investigator with the Fort Carson, Colo., CID Office. “Whether it’s protecting a dignitary at a foreign summit, to working a murder case, you have to be on your ‘A’ game every day. We need agents who’ll take ownership of their investigations, ... (what) we’re looking for is unquestionable integrity.”

Prospective CID agents attend the CID Special Agent Course at the U.S. Army Military Police School in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for 15 weeks.

For more information on the new online recruiting process, contact the CID Recruiting Operations Cell at, or call 571-305-4348.

Colby T. Hauser, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command