Program Overview - National Guard 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. The Warrant Officer serves as the technical and tactical experts, as the leader of a team, and are highly trained in their field.

As a technical Warrant Officer you’ll be both a technical and tactical expert. If you have an interest in the field of Aviation, the Aviation Warrant Officer career path may be the best way to become an Aviator in the Army National Guard.

Warrant Officer Benefits

Once you become a warrant officer, you will continue to receive the benefits you get now, plus:

Where to Start:

Follow these steps to join the Warrant Officer Corp, receive higher pay and get on the fast track to even further career growth:

Step One:

You must be enlisted in the Army National Guard or hold a qualifying Active Duty Army position to apply to be a warrant officer, or have served as a warrant officer previously. If you’ve never served, contact your local Army National Guard Recruiter.

Step Two:

Talk to your State, Territory or the District of Columbia Warrant Officer Strength Manager (WOSM) to see if you meet the qualifications and how to complete a predetermination packet. To speak to Warrant Officer Strength manager please visit us at

Step Three:

Once your predetermination packet is approved, you will attend Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS). Your Warrant Officer Strength Manager can speak to you about the Federal and State Warrant Officer Candidate Schools.
Please visit the National Guard Recruiting web site at for more information.

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