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WARRANT OFFICER JOBS. This page is left for historic purposes only.
In 1985, the Department of the Army developed a clear and concise definition which encompasses all warrant officer specialties.
An officer appointed by warrant by the Secretary of the Army, based upon a sound level of technical and tactical competence. The warrant officer is the highly specialized expert and trainer who, by gaining progressive levels of expertise and leadership, operates, maintains, administers, and manages the Army's equipment, support activities, or technical systems for an entire career.
(Para 1-7 DA Pamphlet 600-11)
Further clarification of the role of a warrant officer is found in FM 22-100.
"Warrant officers are highly specialized, single-track specialty officers who receive their authority from the Secretary of the Army upon their initial appointment. However, Title 10 USC authorizes the commissioning of warrant officers (WO1) upon promotion to chief warrant officer (CW2). These commissioned warrant officers are direct representatives of the president of the United States. They derive their authority from the same source as commissioned officers but remain specialists, in contrast to commissioned officers, who are generalists. Warrant officers can and do command detachments, units, activities, and vessels as well as lead, coach, train, and counsel subordinates. As leaders and technical experts, they provide valuable skills, guidance, and expertise to commanders and organizations in their particular field."
(Para A-3, Field Manual 22-100)
The Army Warrant Officer Corps is comprised of over 25,000 men and women of the active Army and reserve components. Warrant officers are technical experts that manage and maintain increasingly complex battlefield systems. They enhance the Army's ability to defend our national interests, and to fight and win our nations wars.
Candidates who successfully complete Warrant Officer Candidate School are appointed in the grade of Warrant Officer One. When promoted to Chief Warrant Officer Two, warrant officers are commissioned by the President and have the same legal status as their traditional commissioned officer counterparts. However, warrant officers remain single-specialty officers whose career track is oriented towards progressing within their career field rather than focusing on increased levels of command and staff duty positions.
There are five grades within the Army Warrant Officer Corps A person is initially appointed as a Warrant Officer (WO1), and progresses to Chief Warrant Officer Two (CW2) after 2 years. Competitive promotion to Chief Warrant Officer Three (CW3), Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4), and Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) occur at approximately six year intervals for Aviation Warrant Officers and five year intervals for those in technical fields.
Warrant officers serve at all levels of the Army. Typically, junior warrant officers are assigned at the unit level, whereas senior warrant officers are assigned at higher levels such as Battalion, Brigade and Division, and also to positions on the Army Staff at the Pentagon. Warrant officers also serve with Department of Defense, Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other military services.
||Warrant Officer Title
||Enlisted Feeder MOS
||Field Artillery Targeting Technician
13C,13D, 13E, 13F, 13M, 13P, 13R, 82C, 93F
||Command and Control Systems Technician
||PATRIOT System Technician
||Air Traffic Control Technician
||93C (Reserve Component only)
||Aviation Maintenance Technician
CMF 67 MOS (includes 68 Series)
||Rotary Wing Aviator
||Special Forces Warrant Officer.
CMF 18 MOS
||Utilities Operation and Maintenance Technician
52C, 52D,52E , 52G
||Terrain Analysis Technician
||Network Management Technician
31W, 74C w/ASI Z2
||Information Systems Technician
||74B, 74G, 74Z
||Signal Systems Support Technician
||CID Special Agent
||All Source Intelligence Technician
||Imagery Intelligence Technician
||71L w/ASI E4
||Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations
||Human Intelligence Collection Technician
||Traffic Analysis Technician
||Voice Intercept Technician
||Morse Intercept Technician
||Emanations Analysis Technician
||Non Morse Intercept Technician
||Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Technician
CMF 33 MOS's
||Human Resources Technician
75 MOS Series
CMF 97 MOS
||Veterinary Services Technician
||Health Services Maintenance Technician
||Marine Deck Officer
||Marine Engineering Officer
||52E w/ASI S2
||Armament Repair Technician
||Allied Trades Technician
||Unit Maintenance Technician (Light)
63D, 63H, 63S,63W, 63Y
||Electronic Systems Maintenance Technician
||Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Technician
27M, 27T, 27X, 35B, 35M
||Engineer Equipment Repair Technician
52X, 62B, 63B
||Property Accounting Technician
||Supply Systems Technician
||Airdrop Systems Technician
||Food Service Technician
Information Courtesy of United States Army