In the days after our country was attacked on September 11, 2001, the career of Army Counter Intelligence has risen to a higher level of importance. Protecting information and national defense secrets and to protect our country against terrorist threats has become a new priority, having seen where we can at times be exposed and vulnerable. Protecting our nations defense and military information from foreign agents, foreign nationals and those who would seek to do us hard is part of the job of the Army Counter Intelligence Specialist.
This is not an entry-level job; you should have a background in law enforcement as an active law enforcement officer or other experience, and receive permission from a recruiter before attempting to enter this job skill area. If you have practical experience and qualify, then this job is very fast paced, dealing with intelligence and crucial defense information that is primary and foremost in keeping our nation safe from terrorists and enemy forces.
The Army Counterintelligence Agent is a person that is important to providing Army personnel and Army leaders with accurate information about the intent, capability and intelligence of the enemy, and helping to map out a way to counter those capabilities. The Counterintelligence Agent in the Army is responsible for supervising and dealing with investigations of organizations, individuals, activities, facilities, installations and groups to make sure that their activities pass muster. The Army Counter intelligence agent is responsible to identify exploit, counter, assess, and neutralize any and all threats found to the national security of the United States.
Some of your duties as a Army Counterintelligence agent may involve: Processing various counterintelligence information and evidence, Performing counterintelligence support to thwart terrorism and in support of anti terrorist activities, distributing and processing intelligence and counter intelligence reports regarding Force Protection to all necessary need to know parties, and to conduct an assortment of national security investigations. Acting as a Counter Intelligence agent in the Army you will be responsible for helping to be the first line of defense against terrorism and terrorists. Because this is not an entry-level position, while you will attend Basic Combat training for nine weeks, you will then be advanced to individual training. Your previous qualifying law enforcement training or background will help dictate the length of your individual advanced training, you will spend from 9 to 18 weeks training in both classroom and on the job training as a counterintelligence agent.