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Warrant Officer Branch Mission
The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is charged with recruiting highly qualified applicants to serve as Army Warrant Officers.
Warrant Officers are highly specialized experts and trainers in their career fields. By gaining progressive levels of expertise and leadership, these leaders provide valuable guidance to commanders and organizations in their specialty. Warrant Officers remain single-specialty Officers with career tracks that progress within their field, unlike their Commissioned Officer counterparts who focus on increased levels of command and staff duty positions.
- 20 MAY 13 - Deadline for the JULY board is EXTENDED to 21 JUNE 13 for the following MOSs: 140A, 140E, 150A, 351L, 351M, 352N, 352S, 353T, 914A, and 948D. If YOU are qualified in one of these MOS' and have the prerequisite experience, then your probability of being selected on the JULY board is very HIGH!
- 20 MAY 13 - CUTOFF for packet UPDATES or CORRECTIONS for the JULY 13 Warrant Officer Selection Board is 28 JUNE 13. Send updates only to packets in board-ready ("B") status to: firstname.lastname@example.org and corrections to packets in recruiter ("R") status to: email@example.com
- FOR DEPLOYED SERVICE MEMBERS: IAW AR 135-100 and DA PAM 601-6: All Warrant Officer applicants must pass their appointment physical prior to submitting an application. Flight physicals are good for 18 months and Technicians for 24 months. This requirement will not be waived. If you are scheduled to deploy you will need to be proactive and get your physical complete prior to your departure as Afghanistan no longer has the capability to complete physicals.
- FOR ALL APPLICANTS: If you have submitted a new packet or a correction, please allow three weeks for processing due to the amount of e-mailed received by the recruiting team on a daily basis. It is incumbent upon the applicant to regularly check their status as well as their e-mail for updates. If you have not received an e-mail from the recruiting team or had your status change after ten business days, please contact your local recruiter to inquire about your status!
- FOR ALL APPLICANTS: Please use your AKO web mail or Enterprise Email account to submit your application packet. The benefits are twofold and both reduce processing time. (The time you have to wait for a packet status.) First, using your AKO account enables us to track your packet emails by last name for faster look-up times and easier tracking. Secondly, AKO does not attach certificates or digital signatures to your emails, both of which increase processing times considerably. If you use your Enterprise Emails account, please turnoff digital signatures before sending your packet!
- APFT WAIVER GUIDANCE PER DAG3: APFT Waivers will only be for Soldiers injured during combat operations in accordance with AR 350-1. All other Soldiers may apply on a case-by-case basis; however, the probability for getting their waiver approved is much lesser than those with combat-related injuries.
- LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FOR ARMY APPLICANTS: Due to several fraudulent LOR submissions by applicants, all Active Duty Army applicants will now be required to use USAREC Form 1936 and the recommender will be required to digitally sign the form. If a recommender cannot sign the form due to extenuating circumstance, these will be entertained on a case-by-case basis. Furthermore, the recommender MUST include their unit info, e-mail, and phone number in the bottom of the narrative.
- 12-MONTH TIS REMAINING REQUIREMENT: Given the constant changing of retention and the drawdown EXCEPTIONS will be granted on a case by case basis. Applicants will have to include a memorandum requesting to waive the 12 month requirement. Approval consideration will be based on the strength of the MOS and number of applicants applying for the program!
- 26 MAR 13 - Military Intelligence WO MOS accessions remain closed to AF/NAVY/MARINE applicants for FY 13 with the exception of 352N and 352S.
- 11 JAN 13 - The Aviation Branch has developed a replacement for the Alternate Flight Aptitude Selection Test (AFAST). The new test is the Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT) which is an aptitude test, therefore there will not be a study guide for it! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SIFT!!
- 3 JAN 13 - Effective 1 JAN 13 ALL Warrant Officer Application must have a Senior Warrant Officer Letter of Recommendation with the exception of 740A and 882A!
Please check the WO selection board schedule for new packet submission cutoff dates.
- All applications MUST be COMPLETE to be processed. INCOMPLETE packets will be REJECTED without action.
- For "New" applications, please allow 10 - 15 working days for processing, after submission, before inquiring about the status.
- Applicants who do not require waiver approval and submit a 100% error free packet, by the respective cutoff date, are guaranteed to go to that board. Pending Waiver approval or packet deficiencies can cause you to miss a board.
- Please check the WO Selection Board schedule for new packet submission cutoff dates.
- Any applicant fully qualified/not selected for two consecutive boards will be considered not select/not competitive and may not reapply for one year from the date of the DA 61, IAW DA PAM 601-6, Ch2, para 6.
- Applicants may request an exception to the one year wait period when more pertinent qualifications have been acquired IAW AR 135-100 para 2-5. All requests must be routed through the applicants Company Commander or equivalent to the Warrant Officer Boards Branch OIC.
USAREC Form 1942 WARRANT OFFICER BOARD WAIT PERIOD EXCEPTION REQUEST Submit supporting documents along with USAREC Form 1942 and email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- NEW FORMS (effective for NEW packets after 1 Jan 11) can be downloaded here.
- NCOs will submit their most recent TEN YEARS of NCOERs and all of their Academic Evaluation Reports (1059s). NCOs who have less than ten years as an E-5 or above, will submit all of their NCOERs. EX: 8 years of NCO service will submit 8 years worth of evals; 6 year of NCO service will submit 6 years worth of evals; 12 years of NCO service will submit 10 years worth of evals and so on. Do not submit reports that extend beyond the current ten year period.
All Applicants: Warrant Officer applications must be 100% administratively complete at the time of submission and ready for immediate processing. Incomplete packets will be rejected and destroyed.
- All applications must be submitted digitally (via e-mail) unless deployed.
- Prior to submitting your application packet, please ensure you make a complete copy for your records.
- Please check the Board Schedule page often as it is subject to change without notification other than updates to the Board Schedule Page.
- Applicants twice not selected must send a complete new application after the one year wait period.
Send "New Packets" to: NewWarrantPackets@usarec.army.mil
Updates for "Board Ready" packets to: NewWarrantUpdates@usarec.army.mil
Send any corrections for Status "R" Packets to: NewWarrantCorrections@usarec.army.mil
Due to technical issues, please use the fax to PDF feature (502) 626-0938 ONLY as a last resort (View quality will be dimished as a result).
IMPORTANT - ALL warrant officer application packet e-mails must contain the following in the subject line:
PRIMARY WOMOS - LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI - E-MAIL NUMBER OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF E-MAILS being sent. Example:
JOHNSON, STEVEN M. - 153A - 1 OF 2, second e-mail subject line, JOHNSON, STEVEN M. - 153A - 2 OF 2. Also, be sure to title your PDF attachments in the following format: 1.pdf, 2.pdf, 3.pdf, etc... (packet compiled in the order set in the checklist, then broken up and labeled in the manner shown)
E-mail size cannot exceed 5MB.
New packet submission e-mails that do not conform to this standard will experience significant delays and may be rejected from further processing.
- A waiver request is a request for an exception to the current policy.
- The availability of a waiver does not constitute automatic approval.
- Waiver requests are approved on a case by case basis, based on the needs of the Army.
- Waiver dispositions are valid for one year.
The table below lists the available waivers, the approval authorities, and the lead time required for processing:
- Example in Sample Application available at briefings or for download on our website.
- DA Form 705 (APFT Score Card) must be included with application
- BN CDR’s LOR must state: “The applicant is physically capable of completing training and worldwide deployment”
- Must have a Permanent Physical Profile
- Permanent Physical Profile and physical must be dated within 12 Months
- Can submit Waiver ahead of Application. (Instructions on website)
- Waiver request NOT prepared by the applicant
Age Waiver - For 153A MOS - Is required if the applicant has reached their 33rd birthday prior to their packet being boarded. For all other WO MOSs - Is required if the applicant has reached their 46th birthday prior to their packet being boarded.
AFS Waiver - Is required if the applicant has more than 12 years of active federal service (AFS)
Moral Waiver - Is required if the applicant has had any legal infraction greater than a $250.00 speeding fine. This includes any negative UCMJ action.
Important: Streamlined Moral Waiver Request - Some applicants may be able to apply for a Moral Waiver prior to the submission of their entire packet. Please click here to see more information.
APFT Waiver - The revised AR 350-1 is dated 18 Dec 09 with an effective date of 18 Jan 10 and is online. Paragraph 3-12, i(3) states:
"Candidates enrolling in WOCS or OCS must pass the standard three-event APFT as an enrollment requirement; the alternate APFT is only authorized with HQDA, DCS, G-3/5/7 approval. The walk event on the alternate APFT is the only authorized alternate event used as an enrollment requirement. The Soldier must also be able to walk the 6.2 mile ruck march for WOCS or the 12 plus miles for OCS with 48 lbs. or more in their rucksack within school time parameters. If a Soldier enrolling in WOCS or OCS fails the initial APFT, the Soldier will be denied enrollment but allowed one retest with a subsequent class. Soldiers failing the second APFT will be considered ineligible for enrollment and must reapply for OCS or WOCS selection."
In other words, the only waiverable event is the 2 mile run. The only alternate event is the 2.5 mile walk. The pushup and sit up events cannot be waived under these guidelines. The effective date of the revised AR 350-1 is 18 Jan 10 as stated above. We will return any waiver request for the pushup or sit up events, after 17 Jan 10, without action.
*Physical Profiles/ Body Fat Worksheets - AR 40-501, with a Rapid Action Revision date
of 10 Sept 08, paragraphs: 7-4(3); 8-20d(3) & (4); 9-3b for USAR; and 10-10a for ARNG
Para 7-4(3) says that Permanent profiles "...WILL automatically be reviewed at the time of a Soldier's periodic health assessment or other medical examination". "Periodic" translates into annually in the other reference paragraphs above.
Effective immediately physicals and profiles must be no more than 1 year old in order to be current. Anything outside this window will not be processed. Body Fat Worksheet (DA Form 5500 or 5501 dtd Aug 2006) calculations also must be within 12 months of the physical date.
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