A Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agent is considered one of the most interesting and rewarding careers in law enforcement. 

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is a specialized law enforcement agency that has more than 1200 special agents in its service to safeguard the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

Although NCIS agents work for the Navy and Marine Corps., it is not a requirement that they enlist in the Navy or Marine Corps. Furthermore, an NCIS agent does not need to have any previous military or law enforcement experience.

In order to be a successful NCIS special agent, an individual must be able resourceful and handle a wide range of criminal, counterterrorism, and counterintelligence investigations. An NCIS special agent must also be willing to travel all over the world to perform investigations.

If an individual is interested in becoming an NCIS agent, then he or she will need to complete the application process.

The usual time it takes to become an NCIS special agent is six to nine months. When an individual is ready to begin the application process, he or she should first check for available openings at USAJobs, which is the website where all open positions will be posted. 

 If there are any open positions for NCIS agents, then an individual can submit his or her application through the USAJobs website. 

 If an applicant has previous military experience, then he or she must submit a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.