Become a Counterintelligence (CI) Agent


The Army Counterintelligence (CI) Program requires its members to be mature, intelligent, and personable to carry out the broad range of CI functions to detect, identify, exploit, and neutralize the foreign intelligence entities (FIE) and international terrorist organizations (ITO) threat 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 higher leadership or supervision. The CI special agent also has to interact with senior officials of both U.S. and host-nation (HN) 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 is extremely important in ensuring that the CI military occupational specialty (MOS) remains capable, and that the most qualified and competent personnel are accepted into the Army CI Program. CI special agents will 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 102 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.

For additional information regarding current rank requirements and application submission timelines, refer to the CI Recruiting page.

For More Information, speak with your Reenlistment NCO or contact the Knox Resident Agency.