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KEEPING PEACE AND ORDER

Military police (MPs) protect, defend and uphold the rule of law. As the Guard’s security experts, MPs are trained in force protection, anti-terror and crime prevention functions—including many duties that mirror those of civilian officers. In event of disaster, they act alongside local law enforcement and first responders.


Chemical Corps specialists are emergency professionals, always prepared for the unexpected. Trained in hazardous materials, they use science to protect their communities from dangerous events and accidents.

  • 31B Military Police

    OVERVIEW
    Military police protect the lives and property on Army installations by enforcing military laws and regulations. They also control traffic, prevent crime and respond to all emergencies.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Law enforcement patrols
    • Interview witnesses, victims and suspects in investigations
    • Crime scene security and processing
    • Arrest and charge criminal suspects


    TRAINING
    Twenty weeks of One Station Unit Training and on-the-job instruction in police methods. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 9 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Basic warrior skills and use of firearms
    • Military/civil laws and jurisdiction
    • Investigating and collecting evidence
    • Traffic and crowd control
    • Arrest and restraint of suspects


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in law enforcement
    • Ability to make quick decisions
    • Ability to remain calm under heavy duress
    • Ability to interact well with people


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 91

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal, state and local law enforcement.


  • 31D Criminal Investigations Special Agent

    OVERVIEW
    Criminal investigations special agents are primarily responsible for investigating any criminal allegations/offenses related to the Army. They handle felony-level crimes that involve Army property and Army personnel.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Investigate criminal activities such as espionage, treason and terrorism
    • Interview witnesses and question suspects
    • Collect/analyze criminal intelligence and provide forensic laboratory support
    • Maintain Army criminal records


    TRAINING
    Fifteen weeks of a resident course, which is designed to teach criminal investigation duties to field units for the Army.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Civil and military laws
    • Investigation procedures and techniques 
    • Crime scene processing
    • Testimonial evidence


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in law enforcement
    • Willingness to perform potentially dangerous work
    • Ability to make quick decisions
    • Ability to remain calm under heavy duress


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 107
    General Technical (GT): 110

    The 31D Criminal Investigations Special Agent Pilot Program is open to applicants interested in Criminal Investigative Division (CID) positions. Successful applicants must complete 31B Military Police One Station Unit Training (OSUT) and the CID Special Agent Course (CIDSAC). Due to the nature of work required of CID special agents, strict qualifications must be met prior to enlistment:

    • U.S. citizenship
    • 21 years of age or older
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the following: criminal justice, forensic science, computer science or pre-law
    • 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Normal color vision (no exception to policy authorized)
    • Valid driver's license and a favorable driving record
    • Favorable credit history
    • No felony or court martial convictions
    • Eligibility for Top Secret clearance
    • Suitable character, integrity, reputation, sobriety, discretion and stability as established by a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
    • No history of mental or emotional disorders

    If you meet the requirements and are interested in the program, contact your local recruiter.

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    311A CID Special Agent

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal, state and local law enforcement.


  • 31E Internment/Resettlement Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Internment/resettlement specialists are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Supervision of confinement and detention operations
    • External security to facilities
    • Counseling/guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program
    • Records of prisoners/internees and their programs


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Military laws and jurisdictions
    • Self-defense and use of firearms
    • Interpersonal communications skills
    • Search/restraint and custody/control procedures


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in law enforcement
    • Physical and mental fitness
    • Ability to make quick decisions
    • Ability to remain calm under heavy duress


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 95

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal, state and local law enforcement.


  • 74D Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Be the first line of defense against weapons of mass destruction. You will be responsible for defending a nation against the biggest and most powerful threats that exist. You will be trained and trusted to handle defense measures, response operations, detection equipment and decontamination equipment.


    JOB DUTIES

    • Maintain Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) equipment
    • Conduct CBRN reconnaissance and surveillance
    • Operate decontamination equipment in the event of a disaster
    • Camouflage recon and surveillance equipment


    REQUIREMENTS

    To serve in the Guard, you must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). It’s a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identifies which Army job is best for you.


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 91


    TRAINING

    To become a CBRN specialist, you will train for 10 weeks at Basic Training, where you will learn basic soldiering skills. After that, there are 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. You will split this time between the classroom and the field. 


    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Operation of CBRN decontamination, defense, detection and monitoring equipment
    • Preparation for CBRN defense actions/procedures
    • Use of CBRN protective equipment
    • Hazardous materials certification (at the awareness level)
    • Exposure to toxic agents while wearing CBRN protective equipment


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Effective communication skills
    • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
    • Ability to plan and organize
    • Ability to work efficiently and calmly under high stress

     

     

  • 89D Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Explosive ordnance disposal specialist Soldiers are the Army’s preeminent tactical and technical explosives experts. They are warriors who are properly trained, equipped and integrated to attack, defeat and exploit unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices and weapons of mass destruction.

    Explosive ordnance disposal specialists are the culmination of the best tactical and technical training the Army and civilian academia can provide. They are prepared to perform missions in support of Army units worldwide, across all operational environments.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Research and identify ordnance
    • Assist in the preparation and use of advance robotics
    • Explosively dispose of hazardous ordnance
    • Prepare and maintain tools, equipment and vehicles


    TRAINING
    Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 36 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, VA.

    Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 4 days, Fort Lee, VA, and 28 weeks, 3 days, Eglin AFB, FL

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Basic electronics/electricity fundamentals
    • Hazards and identification of United States and foreign munitions
    • Demolition materials, procedures and operations
    • Chemical and biological ordnance and operations


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Interest in algebra, chemistry, physics, geometry and trigonometry
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Aptitude for planning and organizing
    • Work calmly under stress
    • Effectively use computers


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    Skilled Technical (ST): 110

    WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
    890A Ammunition Warrant Officer

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with government agencies, civil law enforcement and private industries performing ordnance research and development. You might also consider a future as a bomb disposal expert, gunsmith or munitions handler.


  • 31 Military Police Officer

    OVERVIEW
    A military police officer is responsible for leading the Soldiers who protect lives and property on Army installations.

    Officers supervise the execution of the five military police battlefield functions: maneuver and mobility support operations (reconnaissance and surveillance); area security operations (site security and response); law and order operations (law enforcement and developing host-nation police forces); internment/resettlement operations (military prisoners and enemy combatants); and police intelligence operations.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Lead small, tactical military police units and organizations
    • Advisor to the Army Reserve and Army National Guard


    TRAINING
    Job training for a military police officer requires completing the Basic Officer Leader Course II and 10 weeks of Military Police Basic Officer Leadership Course III in Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Officer leadership responsibilities
    • Skills and tactics of the Military Police Corps


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
    • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
    • Ability to make quick decisions 
    • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities


    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with federal, state and local law enforcement.



  • 74 Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Officer

    OVERVIEW
    A Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear officer commands the Army branch that specifically defends against the threat of CBRN weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction. These officers lead an extraordinary chemical unit that is completely dedicated to protecting our nation.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Command CBRN operations during combat/peacetime
    • Coordinate employment of CBRN Soldiers at all levels of command
    • Instruct CBRN skills at service schools and training centers


    REQUIREMENTS
    Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

    TRAINING
    Job training for a CBRN officer includes completion of the CBRN Basic Officer Leaders Course Phase III, where you will learn leadership skills, tactics and operational aspects used in a chemical platoon. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are: 

    • CBRN defense procedures and toxic agent training
    • Preparing chemical units and serving as a battalion CBRN officer
    • HAZMAT Operations Certifications (Department of Defense – accredited)
    • Demolition exposures

    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    General Technical (GT): 110


    HELPFUL SKILLS
    Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
    Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
    Ability to make quick decisions
    Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities

  • 311A Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Special Agent

    DUTIES

    • Investigates felonies and other significant crimes of National Guard interest, as defined by regulation, military and federal law.
    • Plans, organizes, conducts and supervises overt and covert investigations.
    • Examines and processes crime scenes.
    • Collects, preserves and evaluates physical evidence for scientific examination by crime laboratories and use in judicial proceedings.
    • Obtains and executes arrest and search warrants.
    • Conducts raids and task force operations.
    • Interviews and interrogates victims, witnesses, suspects and subjects, and obtains written statements executed under oath.
    • Develops, evaluates and manages informants and other sources of criminal intelligence.
    • Represents the Guard's interest in investigations conducted collaterally with the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and other federal, state and local investigative agencies.
    • Maintains close working relationships with attorneys of the Staff Judge Advocate and the United States Attorney's Office, and testifies at courts-martial, federal district court and other judiciary tribunals.
    • Writes, reviews and approves technical investigative reports.
    • Conducts and supervises technical surveys of Guard elements and activities which analyze and detect ongoing crime, and recommends actions to prevent crime which could result in significant economic loss and reduced combat effectiveness.
    • Conducts personnel security vulnerability assessments for designated senior Guard officials.
    • Provides personal security for designated Department of Defense (DoD) executives, visiting foreign officials and other key officials.
    • Performs hostage negotiations.


    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES

    • Be a Sergeant (E-5) or above serving in Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 31D
    • Two years' criminal investigative experience with United States Army Criminal Investigations Command (USACIDC) (nonwaiverable for enlisted Army personnel); will consider accreditation from other services such as Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), etc.
    • Demonstrate potential for successful performance under minimal supervision as a team chief, special agent-in-charge or operations officer
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; degree requirement may be waived to 60 semester hours by CID command, assuming applicant is otherwise qualified
    • Have a Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI)
    • Management abilities and good communication skills

     
    NOTE: Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change. Your local warrant officer recruiter has the most up-to-date information about job availability and bonuses in your state.

  • 740A Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Technician

    DUTIES
    CBRN warrant officers provide in-depth technical expertise in the areas of CBRN defense.

    • Plan, coordinate and direct CBRN operations and training to include:
    • CBRN vulnerability assessment
    • Multispectral obscuration
    • Sensitive site exploitation and assessment
    • CBRN reconnaissance
    • CBRN decontamination
    • CBRN force protection
    • Combating weapons of mass destruction, which includes nonproliferation, counterproliferation, consequence management and identification of hazmat [including Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC) and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIM)]
    • Defense support to civil authorities
    • Plan, employ and coordinate CBRN systems in support of joint, interagency, intergovernmental, multinational (JIIM) and combined arms operations
    • Provide a broad base of technical expertise in the area of CBRN modeling, simulations and hazard prediction
    • Act as subject matter expert providing commanders (battalion through Army command) with recommendations on the full range of CBRN operations and hazards
    • Plan, recommend and evaluate CBRN training activities
    • Plan, recommend and evaluate the maintenance of CBRN defense systems
    • Prepare plans for training, operations, supply and maintenance of CBRN units and personnel


    MINIMUM PREREQUISITES

    • Be an SSG (E-6) or above and a graduate from MOS 74D Advanced Leaders Course (ALC) (NOT waiverable).
    • Hold MOS 74D with a minimum of five years' experience in the MOS. Recruiter, Drill Sergeant and other nontechnical duties are not considered MOS experience.
    • Have a base line score of 100 for the ST.
    • Have one year documented Squad Leader experience in a Chemical Squad or one year documented experience as a CBRN NCO at battalion level or higher.
    • Provide OPMF hard copies (last 10 years of NCOERs and AERs [1059s] in order, newest to oldest). The majority of your NCOERs must reflect outstanding and exceptional duty performance ratings noted with Among the Best ratings by the rater and Successful and Superior ratings by the Senior Rater. Applicant must provide one NCOER as an SSG.
    • Provide a Company Commander Letter of Recommendation (or applicable Company Grade UCMJ authority).
    • Provide a Battalion Commander Letter of Recommendation (or applicable field-grade UCMJ authority).
    • Be fully deployable, able to meet all physical requirements IAW AR 40-501, be able to take and pass an approved APFT in accordance with FM-21-20 (standard or alternate), and meet height/weight standards in accordance with AR 600-9. Soldiers may request a waiver to take the Alternate Event APFT for entrance into the Warrant Officer Candidate Program.


    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Have two years in a supervisory position documented by NCOERs
    • Have an associate degree or greater in a math/science/engineering academic major
    • Reserve Component: Have one year documented squad leader experience in a chemical squad or one year documented experience as a CBRN NCO at battalion level or higher


    NOTE: Army National Guard programs and benefits are subject to change. Your local warrant officer recruiter has the most up-to-date information about job availability and bonuses in your state.

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