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United States Army Counterintelligence Command

Army Counterintelligence Command (ACIC) is in a daily, multi-domain fight against foreign intelligence entities (FIE) worldwide. ACIC supports the Army in competition, crisis, and conflict with delegated authorities and assets to protect the Army's modernization efforts, defense critical infrastructure, and support priority Secretary of the Army and theater requirements. ACIC is the only U.S. Army element - and only one of four members of the Intelligence Community - capable of executing the full extent of counterintelligence (CI) authorities and activities: investigations, collection, operations, analysis and production, and functional services.

Through its regional headquarters, battalions, local field offices, and resident agencies, ACIC provides Army senior leaders, commanders and organizations with understanding of the FIE threat, CI support capabilities, CI reporting requirements, and other CI services as required. ACIC’s CI special agents conduct covering agent program (CAP) activities, national security investigations, CI collection activities, CI operations, CI surveillance, technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM), CI digital threat investigator (CDTI) activities, and CI-scope polygraph examinations.

Established in December 2021, ACIC was created from the former 902nd Military Intelligence Group and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command's (INSCOM) G2X staff element (Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Division). The establishment of ACIC as a one-star command with a reconfigured, flattened structure has improved systems and processes, resulting in a flat, fast, and focused CI force aggressively protecting Army, DOD, and U.S. equities and interests globally.

ACIC Soldier in front of a satellite image.






As a Counterintelligence Special Agent, you’ll conduct investigations, collect and process forensic and physical evidence to identify and detect foreign intelligence and international terrorist threats, and plan the appropriate countermeasures to neutralize them.

To learn more about joining, visit: https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/career-match/signal-intelligence/languages-code/35l-counterintelligence-agent.html

Active-Duty Applicants: https://ikn.army.mil/apps/IKNHostedWebsites/CIRecruiting


The Military Intelligence Civilian Excepted Career Program (MICECP) is a Headquarters, Department of the Army program managed by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). The MICECP Staff under the authority of INSCOM is responsible for recruiting, training, and developing a highly qualified, technically skilled, foreign language capable, mobile civilian intelligence workforce to conduct sensitive intelligence and counterintelligence operational missions worldwide. The MICECP is administered by the U.S. Army Field Support Center, a subordinate element of INSCOM, and is located at Fort George G. Meade, MD.

The MICECP provides the Army a valuable career program which supports various Army commands with highly skilled intelligence and counterintelligence professionals. Central management under INSCOM has ensured that Army commands worldwide can avail themselves of this unique talent pool to meet their mission-essential requirements. MICECP employees, in Intelligence Operations Specialist Job Series (0132), are actively recruited, trained, and assigned to conduct highly specialized operational intelligence functions within the Army. The MICECP is an operational career management program that requires its members be dedicated to the missions of intelligence and counterintelligence. Members must agree to a mobility agreement and be willing to be assigned and reassigned according to the needs of the program.

Benefits of the MICECP

  • Postings available in Europe, South America, Far East, Middle East and various locations within the Continental United States.
  • Professional Training Opportunities.
  • Competitive Pay and advancement potential.

Skills Sought

  • Foreign Counterintelligence
  • Cyber Counterintelligence
  • Overt Human Intelligence Debriefing
  • Offensive Counterintelligence Operations
  • Counterintelligence Investigations, Collection, Analysis, and Production
  • Target Exploitation
  • Counterintelligence Force Protection Source Operations/Military Counterintelligence Collections
  • Liaison and Intelligence Support
  • Foreign Languages

MICECP is a proud member of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Since 2009, the Intelligence Community has consistently ranked among the top ten Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, according to an independent analysis of federal workers’ job satisfaction and commitment.

MICECP vacancy announcements are periodically posted on USAJOBS.gov. For further information, please contact usarmy.meade.usafsc.mbx.micecp-div-recruiting@army.mil.

Army Regulation 690–950–4: Civilian Personnel - Military Intelligence Civilian Excepted Career Program


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ACIC Soldier saluting the American flag outside ACIC Headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland.





While Army Counterintelligence Command uncased its colors in July 2022 as a brand new command, the unit traces its roots back to the origins of the 902d Military Intelligence Group over 100 years ago.

During World War I, the Army formed the Corps of Intelligence Police (CIP) to combat espionage, sabotage, and subversion against personnel, units, and installations. CIP agents saw service both overseas and in the United States. In 1942, the CIP became the famed Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) of World War II. American troops were once against fighting on foreign soil and operating in an environment exploited by saboteurs and collaborators. CI units deployed worldwide to protect U.S. and Allied Forces.

One of the CIC units was the 902d CIC Detachment. Activated on November 23, 1944, the 902d CIC Detachment was formed in Hollandia, New Guinea -- General Douglas MacArthur’s Southwest Pacific Area. It provided security to combat forces on New Guinea, and later, on Luzon in the Philippines. For its service in the Philippines from October 1944 to July 1945, the detachment received the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

The 902d CIC Detachment was reactivated in January 1952 with the mission of handling sensitive personnel assignments from the CIC School at Fort Holabird, Maryland. Moreover, the unit was responsible for counterintelligence operations being handled directly by the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI), G2 at the Pentagon. For the first time, all CI functions in direct support of Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) were consolidated into a single organization. In December 1957, the unit was redesignated as the 902d Counter Intelligence Corps Group. Throughout the rest of that decade, the 902d provided technical, linguist, and security support to Army elements worldwide. The 902d represented the apex of Army counterintelligence.

On October 15, 1966, the unit received the designation of the 902d Military Intelligence (MI) Group. On December 31, 1969, the 902d MI Group was assigned to the U.S. Army Intelligence Command, but remained under the operational control of the Army’s ACSI.

Assigned to the newly established U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command in 1977, the 902d was charged with bring CI and communications security functions together in a unified mission. By 1996, the 902d had evolved into the Army’s principal shield against the threat posed by foreign intelligence services. The 902d protected forces in the United States before they deployed through multidiscipline CI activities such as operation security surveys prior to movement from home stations, communications security analysis, polygraphs of linguists, and route vulnerability assessments from home station to point of embarkation.

In 2019, the Secretary of the Army directed that Army counterintelligence undergo a transformation in order to align its force structure, enable agents to respond more rapidly to threats from adversaries, and to divest operational authorities to the lowest level of command where they could be used most effectively. As a result, MDMP began to build the foundations of what would level become Army Counterintelligence Command.

In December 2021, the unit officially activated, creating the Counterintelligence Command and establishing ACIC as the Army’s single military department counterintelligence office. In July 2022, the unit cased the legacy 902d Military Intelligence Group Colors, uncased the Army Counterintelligence Command colors, and welcomed its first Commanding General, Brigadier General Cox.

Today, ACIC conducts CI activities to support Army commanders, protect and maintain the DOD and Army’s strategic advantage, and detect, identify, neutralize, and exploit foreign intelligence services and international terrorist threats.