MOS 5821 Criminal Investigator CID Agent

MOS 5821 Criminal Investigator CID Agent

MOS Description

Criminal Investigation Division Agents perform criminal investigative duties while operationally assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Law Enforcement Battalion (LEBN), Regional Trial Counsel (RTC), and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). CID Agents provide criminal investigative support to both supporting establishment law enforcement and deployed/combat contingency operations. CID Agents investigate misdemeanor and felony level crimes that fall within the jurisdictional purview of the DOD, provide technical guidance and supervision to junior CID Agents and apprentice investigators, conducts covert operations, personal protective services, crisis negotiations, forensic examinations/exploitation, assists the complex trial teams with trial case preparation, provides subject matter expertise and training to host nations during contingency operations and liaise with other military, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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