Tuesday May 14, 2013
While searching the internet today, I found this want ad:
Want to take a free body measurement test in the Seattle area later this month?
Several methods of measuring body fat are considered more accurate than tape testing. We're looking for male and female service members who have scored at least an "excellent" on their PT test, yet were forced to take the tape test and had difficulty passing it. Selected troops will have their body fat scientifically measured and compared to the body fat determined by the tape test.
Interesting, to say the least.
The tape test is one of the more controversial tests in the military. Soldiers can pass the PT test with flying colors and yet fail the tape test. A failing grade on the tape test can at worst get you discharged, but almost always hinder any promotions. Read this article for more information on the tape test.
Thursday May 9, 2013
DA Pamphlet 600-3, p. 3-9 defines the Army Warrant Officer as a self-aware and adaptive technical expert, combat leader, trainer, and adviser. Through progressive levels of expertise in assignments, training, and education, the WO administers, manages, maintains, operates, and integrates Army systems and equipment across the full spectrum of Army operations. Warrant officers are competent and confident warriors, innovative integrators of emerging technologies, dynamic teachers, and developers of specialized teams of soldiers. They support a wide range of Army missions throughout their career. Warrant officers in the Army are accessed with specific levels of technical ability. They refine their technical expertise and develop their leadership and management skills through tiered progressive assignments and education.
If you are interested in a career in the the Army as a Warrant Officer, this article lists the jobs available in the Army and various job descriptions as well as Enlisted feeder MOS's required.
Wednesday May 8, 2013
In the Army, a legal administrator is a position reserved for warrant officers. Legal Administrators are warrant officers that bring substantial knowledge, experience, and education of military law and operations to the leadership team. This is reflected in the leadership and technical application required for the position.
You can read more about the job responsibilities and qualifications of a 270A-Legal Administrator here.
Tuesday May 7, 2013
The U.S. Army Recruiting Command seeks only highly qualified applicants to serve as Army Warrant Officers.
Warrant Officers are highly specialized experts and trainers in their career fields. By gaining progressive levels of expertise and leadership, these leaders provide valuable guidance to commanders and organizations in their specialty. Warrant Officers remain single-specialty Officers with career tracks that progress within their field, unlike their Commissioned Officer counterparts who focus on increased levels of command and staff duty positions.
A Human Resources Technician, MOS 420A, manages functions which support the Army's Human Resource (HR)/Personnel Management systems. For more information on this Warrant Officer career check out my latest update to Army Warrant Officer career, 420A-Human Resources Technician.