Posted on Feb 21, 2020
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Hello all
I am planning to re-enlist I served as a 0311 in the marines and since I got out I spent about 15 years in the financial field done retail banking lending asset protection from probate and underwriting retail operations compliance and loss prevention . My main goal is to become a CID I currently hold 3 AS (marketing/photovoltaic &energy efficiency / and resource and recycle management) the last two is because I am planning to move my family completely off the grid some time soon. However I want to peruse a career in financial crimes and terrorism funding. I currently hold a very well paid position doing underwriting and the money the military would pay would impact greatly in my family since my wife is a full time student got mortgage in Los Angeles etc. I wanted to initially join active but the pay cut made me hesitant. What is your opinion regarding what MOS I should enlist as that would provide me the greatest chance into gaining acceptance in to the CID program?
I’ve been told 31B is a good choice to start off but I also know that there are cryptologist intelligence and linguist (I speak write Spanish fluently native speaker and understand and can maintain a simple conversation in Portuguese) mos that are closely related ... as well as the last 2 offering enlistment bonuses.
Looking for advice as I love to learn from others instead of making mistakes and learning from that ...
thank y’all for your time and insight
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An intel job would be your best bet if you want to get into (FINTEL) which is obviously the collection of financial information on you’re aforementioned targets. I don’t know if you plan on going back to USMC or to the USA. I know there are a few courses that tailor to the financial portion.

If you plan on USMC you will have to wait for CID/CI/HUMINT as it is a Latmove only MOS with the minimum rank of Cpl. I’d like to say it’s the same for the Army but I’m not sure, the reason for CID being is because you go to FLETC which gives you federal agent credentials.

I believe CI in the Army is also Latmove as well. I’m sure someone can tell you that.
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SPC (Join to see) Correct I believe they go through ACICC.
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GySgt (Join to see) I’m not aware sergeant. I didn’t look too much into CI as that’s not something I want to do.
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PFC A G They do have age waivers. Although I’m not sure how high of a priority you would be for the recruiting mission
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As long as you have the line scores and can get a top secret clearance, you can go CID. If you can't initial enlist as a 31D then come in as infantry. That way you don't waste time in any AIT. You can apply to CID shortly after getting to your first duty station.
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I took a practice asvab in the recruiting off. He said I got an 83. Didn’t ask about my line scores, however I have been studying to ensure I pass with flying colors and am an attractive candidate for either USA or USAF. I am a little reluctant about infantry (done at. USMC) as I would like to acquire a new skill while I am there before I apply for CID. Since I don’t have a bachelors yet ( working on it) I can enlist directly from civilian to 31D. So I thought that enlisting in a similar field would not only increase my chances but also look favorable in my application. Thank you for guidance.
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PFC A G "acquiring a new skill" is a waste of time if you aren't going to use it or spend time developing it. Army AIT will teach you just enough about a job to get to your unit where someone else will actually teach you how to do your job. You don't need a bachelor for CID, you only need 60 SH to apply. As for your ASVAB, your line scores should be fine. Even if they aren't, you can retake it later. We have a class in the Army that is dedicated towards raising your ASVAB scores. You don't need to be in a similar field to get selected. Every person I've reclassed to CID was infantry at the time. The hardest part for most people is they don't have enough college until later in their careers, at which piont its too late to switch because of the rank requirements
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Counter intel( 35L) would allow you the ability to go CID without dealing with petty crime like MP’s do. 35P wouldn’t be bad if DLI(language school) would allow you to learn a different language( Farsi, Arabic) to deal more in terrorism
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That sounds like a solid plana de reasoning behind it. I have not looked in to it. In your opinion and of you were on my shoes taking in to consideration training time which would you have as your top mos ? 35L/35P/35F/35M
Thank you for your time
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