Program Overview - Active Guard Reserve Applicants

General Information On The Warrant Officer Program

Warrant Officers are technical and tactical leaders who specialize, throughout an entire career, in a specific technical area. The Army Warrant Officer Corps comprises less than three percent of the total Army. Although small in size, the level of responsibility is immense and only the very best will be selected to become Warrant Officers. Benefits include extended career opportunities, worldwide leadership assignments, and increased pay and retirement benefits.

There are two ways to become an Army Aviator Warrant Officer. One is if you are already on active duty and the other is if you are a civilian, reservist or in the National Guard. If you are not currently on active duty you will go through your local Army recruiter. For more information visit the civilian applicants page.

If you wish to apply for the Active Guard Reserve, regardless of branch, please visit the Active Guard Reserve Recruiting web site at: for more information.

If you are a member of the National Guard or Reserves, to include AGR, and you wish to apply for an active duty Army position as a Warrant Officer Technician, your application will be completed and processed exactly as the active duty applications are. However, you will also require a conditional letter-of-release DD Form 368 from your component as part of your packet. AGR applicants for the active duty program do not require a DD 368 however, you must process a DA Form 4187 (Request for Conditional Release) IAW Paragraph 2-2b (12), AR 135-100 through your Branch Manager at HRC Fort Knox.

The following information will assist you in determining eligibility and submitting your application. All potential applicants are required to read this information first.

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