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Warrant Officers

What is a Warrant Officer?

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.

Specialized training prepares you to be a technical and tactical expert in your concentration and an effective leader, instructor and advisor to both subordinates and commanders who depend on you. With over 40 different tech warrant specialties, you will likely have options to select from based on your MOS. Whichever warrant officer career direction you choose, you'll be on a path to higher rank, increased responsibility and authority, and greater pay and benefits.


Eligibility Requirements

If you are currently an E5 or higher in the Army National Guard, a USAR Soldier, a transitioning active component Soldier, or a current or former Warrant Officer, you might just be the person we're looking for. There are also some basic requirements you must meet as determined by the Army National Guard.

Applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 46 (additional restrictions may apply to specific MOSs)
  • Score 110 or above on the General Aptitude Area Test
  • Be a High School Graduate or pass the General Education Development test (GED)
  • Be a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization
  • Be able to successfully pass all events on the Army Physical Fitness Test or the Gold Standard for the ACFT and meet height/weight standards
  • Be able to pass FINAL Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance (Interim clearances will not satisfy requirement)
  • Pass the commissioning physical for Technicians and/or the Class 1 (Warrant Officer candidate) flight physical for Aviators
  • Meet certain mandatory technical qualifications for your specific MOS
  • Have 12 months remaining on your enlistment contract





Army Regulation 135-100, Appointment of Commissioned & Warrant Officers of the Army.

DA Pamphlet 611-21, Military Occupational Classification and Structure

NGR 600-101, (Warrant Officers) Federal Recognition and Related Personnel Actions

DA Pamphlet 600-11, Warrant Officer Professional Development & Utilization.


WOMOS Warrant Officer Title Enlisted Feeder MOS
120A Construction Engineering Technician 12H, K, N, P, Q, R, T, W
125D Geospatial Engineering Technician 12Y, 35F, 35G
131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician 13B, 13J, 13F, 13M, 13R, 11C, 11B or 19D, 19K
140A Command and Control Systems Technician 14E, 14G, 14H, 14P, 14S, 14T, 15P, 15Q, 25B, 25U, or 29E  USAF: (AFSC: 1C3XX, 1C3XX); USN (Rating: IT, YN and CTM); USMC (Job code: 06XX)
140K Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Systems Tactician (14A, ADA Officers) 14E, 14G, 14H, 14P, 14T USMC (Job Code: 72XX)
140L Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Systems Technician (14A, ADA Officers; 91A, Ordnance Officers) 14E, 14G, 14H, 14P, 14T, 91D, 94M, 94S, 94Y USMC 28XX, 59XX, 63XX; USN 3M, ET, FC, FT; USAF 2A5XX, 2A3XX, 2A6XX
150A Air Traffic Control Technician 15Q USAF 1C1xx, USMC 7257, or USN A400 (AC) (MOS Prerequisite Waiver Required for ALL sister service)
150U Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (TUAS) Operations Technician

15C, 15E, 15M, 15W, - USMC MOS 7314/6214; USAF AFSC 1U0X1; USN NEC 8361-4, 6-8 (MOS Prerequisite Waiver Required for ALL sister service)

151A Aviation Maintenance Technician All CMF 15 MOS (Excluding 15P & 15Q)
153A Rotary Wing Aviator All MOSs
170A Cyber Operations Technician

Preferred CMF 17, 25 and 35 MOS (All other enlisted MOSs - including Sister Service - applicants may apply with strong related technical background.)

170B Electronic Warfare Technician Preferred 17E MOS (35S, 18E, 19D, and 25 Series MOS May Apply)
180A Special Forces Warrant Officer All CMF 18 MOS
255A Information Services Technician All MOSs (Must have 4 years IT experience IAW prerequisites)
255N Network Systems Technician All MOSs (Must have 4 years IT experience IAW prerequisites)
255S Information Protection Technician All MOSs (Must have 5 years IT experience IAW prerequisites)
270A Legal Administrator All MOSs (Must meet prescribed requirements and prerequisites)
311A CID Special Agent 31D
350F All Source Intelligence Technician 35F
350G GEOINT Imagery Technician 35G
351L Counterintelligence Technician 35L
351M Human Intelligence Collection Technician 35M, (USMC 0211 for USAR/ANG ONLY)
351Z Attached Intelligence Operations Technician All MOSs with SQI-7, open to ALL enlisted service members from other branches of service, must have completed JMAS/ASTP
352N SIGINT Analysis Technician 35N, 35P, 35S
352S Signals Collection Technician 35S
353T Military Intelligence Systems Maintenance/Integration Technician 35T
420A Human Resources Technician 42A
420C Bandmaster All CMF 02 MOS's (ALL CMF 42R and 42S)
640A Veterinary Services Food Safety Officer 68R, 68S,
670A Health Services Maintenance Technician 68A
740A Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Technician 74D
880A Marine Deck Officer 88K, 88L (Preferred); Open to ALL Army enlisted MOSs (Must meet defined prerequisites)
881A Marine Engineering Officer 88L; 88K, 12P, w/ASI S2 (Preferred); Open to ALL Army enlisted MOSs (Must meet defined prerequisites)
882A Mobility Officer  88N, 88M, 88H(Preferred) Open to ALL enlisted MOSs (Must meet defined prerequisites)
890A Ammunition Warrant Officer 89A, 89B, 89D
913A Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer 91A, F, M, P: Master Gunners w/ ASIs A8, K8, and J3 
914A Allied Trades Warrant Officer 91E, X
915A Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer 91A, B, H, L, M, P, S, X,
919A Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer 91B, C, D, L, H, X, 91J
920A Property Accounting Technician 92Y
920B Supply Systems Technician 92A, 68J
921A Airdrop Systems Technician 92R
922A Food Service Technician 92G, 68M
923A Petroleum Systems Technician 92F, 92L, and 92W
948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer 94D, E, F, H, M, R, W, Y & Z (25S/with waiver only)
948D Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer 94A, M, P, S, T, X, & Z


For more information on becoming a Warrant Officer, contact CW3 Thais Taylor at 517-481-9851 or CW2 Sarah Barnes at 517-481-9875 or email us at ng.mi.miarng.list.rrb-wo-recruiting@army.mil or apply here.