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Legal & Law Enforcement Careers

  • CID agent at firing range

    Criminal Investigations Special Agent (31D)

    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.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army Firefighters

    Firefighter (12M)

    Army firefighters are responsible for protecting lives and property from fire. They control fires and help prevent them in buildings, aircrafts and ships.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Military police

    Internment/Resettlement Specialist (31E)

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

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army JAG Attorneys

    Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps Attorney (27)

    Judge Advocates are responsible for offering legal support that involves military operations. They primarily focus on the areas of criminal law, legal assistance, civil/administrative law, labor/employment law, international/operational law, intelligence law, and contract/fiscal law.

    Duty locations include the continental United States and installations worldwide such as Germany, Korea, Japan, and Italy.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Military Police holding rifle

    Military Police (31B)

    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.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • A U.S. Army military police officer meets with a group of local police officers

    Military Police Officer (31)

    A military police officer is responsible for leading the Soldiers that 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 & order operations (law enforcement and developing host-nation police forces), Internment/resettlement operations (military prisoners and enemy combatants), and Police intelligence operations.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Military Police Working Dog Handler

    Military Working Dog Handler (31K)

    Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers are responsible for the care and training of his or her service dog, which contributes to combat operations abroad and installation security at home by providing target odor detection (explosive/drug). Service dogs, generally seen as a non-lethal option for neutralizing a threat, also serve as a psychological deterrent during law enforcement operations.  

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • JAG attorneys in the field

    Paralegal Specialist (27D)

    The paralegal specialist provides legal/administrative support in all areas of criminal law, international law, civil/administrative law, contract law and fiscal law. They assist judges, Judge Advocates and unit commanders with a wide range of legal matters and judicial work.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None