Program Overview - Active Guard Reserve Applicants

General Information On The Warrant Officer Program

US Army Warrant Officers are self aware and adaptive technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, and advisors who specialize, throughout an entire career, in a specific technical area. The US Army Warrant Officer cohort comprises less than three percent of the total US Army strength. Although small in size, the level of responsibility is immense and only the very best are selected to become US Army 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.

For AGR Officer and Warrant Officer Active Guard Reserve information, visit (CAC may be required):

If you are an enlisted member of the Title 10 Active Guard Reserve (AGR), and wish to apply into the active duty Warrant Officer Program, your application will be completed and processed in accordance with the requirements for active duty applicants. Additionally, if selected, you are required to submit a voluntary release from the AGR program (AGR REFRAD) through the appropriate AGR Separation team. Contact AGR Separation Team, 502-613-5466 or email: for all REFRAD eligibility questions. Selection for the active duty WO program doesn’t guarantee the approval of your REFRAD. Furthermore, you will be responsible to align your REFRAD date with given WOCS date based on HRC orders.

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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