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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.

MOS Warrant Officer Title Enlisted Feeder MOS
131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician 13B, 13C,13D, 13E, 13F, 13M, 13P, 13R, 82C, 93F
140A Command and Control Systems Technician 14E, 14J
140E PATRIOT System Technician 14E, 14J, 27X
150A Air Traffic Control Technician 93C (Reserve Component only)
151A Aviation Maintenance Technician All CMF 67 MOS (includes 68 Series)
153A Rotary Wing Aviator All MOSs
180A Special Forces Warrant Officer. All CMF 18 MOS
210A Utilities Operation and Maintenance Technician 51B,51T,51H,51K,51R; 52C, 52D,52E , 52G
215D Terrain Analysis Technician 81T, 81Q
250N Network Management Technician 31F, 31W, 74C w/ASI Z2
251A Information Systems Technician 74B, 74G, 74Z
254A Signal Systems Support Technician 31U,74C, 74B
311A CID Special Agent 95D
350B All Source Intelligence Technician 96B
350D Imagery Intelligence Technician 96D
350L Attaché Technician 71L w/ASI E4
350U Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations 96U
351B Counterintelligence Technician 97B
351E Human Intelligence Collection Technician 97E
352C Traffic Analysis Technician 98C
352G Voice Intercept Technician 98G
352H Morse Intercept Technician 98H
352J Emanations Analysis Technician 98J
352K Non Morse Intercept Technician 98K
353A Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Technician All CMF 33 MOS's
420A Human Resources Technician All 75 MOS Series
420C Bandmaster All CMF 97 MOS
550A Legal Administrator 71D
640A Veterinary Services Technician 91R, 91S
670A Health Services Maintenance Technician 91A
880A Marine Deck Officer 88K
881A Marine Engineering Officer 52E w/ASI S2
882A Mobility Officer ALL MOS's
910A Ammunition Technician 55B,55D
913A Armament Repair Technician 45B, 45G, 45K
914A Allied Trades Technician 44B, 44E
915A Unit Maintenance Technician (Light) 63B, 63D, 63H, 63S,63W, 63Y
918B Electronic Systems Maintenance Technician 35B,35D,35E,35F,35H,35J,35N,35W,39B,31P,31S
918D Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Technician 27E, 27M, 27T, 27X, 35B, 35M
919A Engineer Equipment Repair Technician 52D, 52X, 62B, 63B
920A Property Accounting Technician 92
920B Supply Systems Technician 92A
921A Airdrop Systems Technician 92R
922A Food Service Technician 92G

Information Courtesy of United States Army

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