General Information - What To Expect Once Selected For Warrant Officer Training

Congratulations, Now What?

The first step recommended is to review the WOCS Web Site. You will find multiple sources of information to include a checklist to ensure you arrive with the correct equipment; Security Clearance information for individuals that have not completed their Secret level clearance; and course information to try and limit the number of surprises for candidates when arriving.

Currently the three biggest delays in starting WOCS is:

  1. Physical expiring prior to graduation - you must ensure your physical will carry you through your WOCS graduation. (Aviators - 24 Months and Technicians - 24 Months) If you are close - it will be strongly advised to get an updated physical prior to arrival. Candidates possessing physicals that do not cover complete attendance through Warrant Officer Candidate School may result in denied enrollment.

  2. Security Clearance Issues - make sure you don't show up with surprises for the Security Office at Ft. Rucker. If the Ft. Rucker Security Manager cannot verify you clearance - you will not start WOCS. The only form accepted after 9 April 05 will be the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) printout. It is your responsibility to ensure you carry a copy with you to Ft. Rucker.

  3. Physical fitness - your arrival date is not a surprise, therefore the APFT you'll take within the first week should not be a surprise either. Make sure you are mentally and physically fit - remember this is an officer producing program, the APFT grading standards are strictly enforced.

Once selected you can expect to receive notification Request For Orders (RFO) of your Warrant Officer Candidate School class date via email 90 days after selection. Your local Reassignment / LEVY section will receive notification of your upcoming class on or about the same date you receive you email notification. The Reassignment / LEVY section will publish your orders.

Please do not call or email the Warrant Officer Recruiting Team about your orders for at least 90 days after the release of selection board results.

If you have concerns because of upcoming deployment, conflicting school dates with other DA select programs (Drill Sergeant, NCO academy, Recruiting, ETC..) PCS or family issues, you can find information on how to change a class date on the HRC WOCS sites:

Accessions Branch Questions and Answer Section
WOCC Frequently Asked Questions

For 153A aviators, there are additional locations for information dealing with follow on training at the Fort Rucker Flight Training School. Soldiers with AKO access can get additional information from Bravo Company 1-145th Regiment's web site.

For 153A aviators, there are additional locations for information dealing with follow on training at the Fort Rucker Flight Training School. Soldiers with AKO access can get additional information from Bravo Company 1-145th Regiment's web site.

If the link does not work, you can find the site manually by taking the following steps:


Under Army Organizations
  1. Expand MACOMS
  2. Expand TRADOC
  3. Expand Aviation
  4. Expand 1st Aviation Brigade
  5. Expand 1-145th Avn Regt
  6. Expand B Co, 1-145th

For spouse access to the Family Readiness Support Group web site click here. This site will give spouses of future Aviators a headstart on local information, PCS information and many other useful tools to include contact information for further assistance.

For Interservice transfers - please review the MEPS information page.

Further information can be found on the Warrant Officer Division web page at U.S. Army Human Resources Command Web Site.

Another source of information would the the Warrant Officer Accessions FAQ page on HRC at https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/active/opdistacc/Accessions/Accessions_FAQ.htm

If you have problems while in route to training, will have problems with report date and/or you need further assistance, please call the S1 section of Headquarters and Heaquarters Company and inform the leadership. The contact information can be found on the Warrant Officer Career Center's Staff Directory Site. NOTE: Warrant Officer Candidate School selectees will ensure their qualifying commissioning or class 1 flight physical is current and extends through their scheduled warrant officer candidate school attendance. Candidates possessing physicals that do not cover complete attendance through Warrant Officer Candidate School may result in denied enrollment. Visit http://usawocc.army.mil/woes/wocs.htm for more details.

2009 ATRRS Class dates for WOCS - this link is not added so applicants can request a date - it is to give applicants another source of information about the course.

We encourage all selected applicants from other services to review www.futuresoldiers.com website for more information about becoming an US Army Soldier and get an AKO account.

 

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