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US Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Criminal Investigator Interview

Criminal Investigator
Twentynine Palms, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at US Marine Corps in July 2011.

Interview Details – I had to fill out an extensive background package. After a few weeks I was scheduled for a board which consisted of 3 senior staff. They asked me questions about everything from family to work history. I was also asked a series of scenario questions to test my ability to react to situations i might face on the job - law enforcement/ investigations/ integrity.

Interview Question – What was a serious mistake you have made in life and how did to recover from it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no pay increase for billets in the Marine Corps.


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Criminal Investigation Interview

Criminal Investigation

The process took 2 days - interviewed at US Marine Corps in March 2012.

Interview Details – Interviewing for CID was an intense two full day process where every aspect of your personality history and skills were evaluated. A failure to disclose information, lying directly or through omission or a failure to follow all the instructions given to you are grounds for immediate dismissal.

Interview Question – The situational questions. You expect pretty cut and dry situations but they are difficult and demonstrate your ability to think on your feet.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I chose to separate from the Marine Corps to pursue better options in the public sector. My primary motivating factor was time with family.

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