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Warrant Officer Recruiting Mission

The Warrant Officer Recruiting Team is tasked with recruiting HIGHLY QUALIFIED in-service applicants who demonstrate character, competence, and commitment to serve as Joint and Combined Arms capable Army Warrant Officers who will maintain the Army capability overmatch required to "Win in a Complex World".

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.

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  • 05 JUNE 17 *****Attention all 140A, 140K, 140L, 150A, 150U, 350F, 350G, 351L, 352N, 353T, 890A, 913A, 914A, and 915A Applicants*****

    In an effort to secure the best qualified applicants, we have added additional FY17 selection boards for 140A, 140K, 140L, 150A, 150U, 350F, 350G, 351L, 352N, 353T, 890A, 913A, 914A, and 915A specialties in JULY and SEPT. View all packet deadlines at:


  • 10 MAY 17 *****Attention all 922A Applicants*****

    The New Packet deadline for applicants interested in applying for these specialties on the JUL 2017 Selection Board has been extended to 16 JUN 2017. Packets submitted inside the original packet submission deadline (19 MAY 17) that require waiver(s) are NOT guaranteed to make the JULY Selection board.


  • 6 APR 17 *****Attention all Prior Service and Sister Service (Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard) applicants*****

    Effective immediately, the Army is instituting a 6-week Prior Service Basic Combat Training Course (PSBCT) in lieu of the standard 12-week Basic Training Course (BCT) for prior service applicants with more than a 3-year break-in-service OR sister service applicants having completed Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard Basic Training (regardless of the length in break-in-service). Prior Service applicants with less than a 3-year break-in-service OR those who have graduated Army BCT, Marine Corps BCT, Navy/Air Force Special Operations Training or Air Force Security Police Training are NOT required to attend Army BCT or PSBCT. Learn More Here: Prior Service Basic Training Course


  • 22 MAR 17 ****Attention all 170A, 255A, 255N, and 420C Applicants*****

    The New Packet deadline for applicants interested in applying for these specialties on the MAY 2017 Selection Board has been extended to 8 MAY 2017. Packets submitted inside the original packet submission deadline (24 MAR 17) that require waiver(s) are NOT guaranteed to make the MAY Selection board.


  • 16 MAR 17 ****Attention all Commissioned Officers interested in applying for 311A CID Special Agent Warrant Officer the application deadline has been extended to 15 MAY 2017. More details below.*****

    Officers to Warrant Officer Special Agents



  • 1 JAN 17 ****Attention all Ordnance branch 890A, 913A, 914A, 915A, 919A, 948B, and 948D applicants*****

    Effective 1 Jan 17, there are changes and updates to the Ordnance branch prerequisites. See specific MOSs for more details.


  • 7 DEC 16 ****Attention all 150A and 151A Applicants*****

    Effective immediately, all applicants applying for the 151A or 150A are required to obtain a letter of recommendation (LoR) from a Senior Warrant Officer (CW3-CW5) who holds the desired MOS. The Letter must attest to the applicant’s technical/tactical competency and potential for warrant officer service. Refer to prerequisites in the appropriate MOS list for clarification.


  • 7 DEC 16 ****Attention all (Non-Aviator) Commissioned ARMY Officer Applicants for 153A (Rotorwing Aviator)*****

    Effective immediately, the board procedures for (non-aviation branch) Army commission officers applying for 153A (Rotorwing Aviator) have changed. All Army commissioned officers (non-aviator) that desire to be boarded for 153A will be boarded in March 2017. Subsequent boards will be held once per FY in January.


  • 28 NOV 16 ****Attention all 120A, 125D, 180A, 255A, 255N, 311A, 352S, 353T, 420A, 420C, 880A, 881A Applicants*****

    Due to low volume of packets for these critical specialties, the New Packet Submission Deadline for the January 2017 Selection Board has been extended to 2 JAN 2017, Corrections and Updates deadline will both be 9 JAN 2017. Packets that require waivers are NOT guaranteed to make the January 2017 WOSB. Qualified packets for these MOS's have a HIGH probability for selection.


    • 19 OCT 16 ****Attention all 140E (Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Tactician/Technician (Patriot Systems Technician) Applicants*****

      Effective immediately the ADA Branch is suspending all applications for the 140E WOMOS and implementing the 140K (Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Systems Tactician) and 140L (Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Systems Technician) WO MOS's. All existing 140E applicants will compete as scheduled on the NOV 2016 WOSB and 140K/140L applicants will compete on all future WOSB's. This is an exciting opportunity for 140K and 140L Army and Sister Service feeder MOS's to track technician or tactician and become an expert in the Air and Missile Defense (AMD) field. Learn more about the 140K and 140L WO MOS's on our website WO MOS List


      • 28 SEP 16 ****ATTENTION 150U (Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (TUAS) Operations Technician) APPLICANTS*****

        Effective Immediately, the ONLY valid feeder MOS's for 150U are 15E, 15W and USMC MOS 7314/6214, USAF AFSC 1U0X1, USN NEC 8361-4, 6-8 (with and MOS Prerequisite Waiver). Aviation Branch is SUSPENDING all Army Combat Arms feeder MOS's (11B, C, H, M, B; ALL CMF 12, 13, 18, 19 series) with Certified SUAS IO Small Unmanned Aircraft Master Trainer (ATRRS Course# 600-F20) until further notice. Qualified Army Combat Arms applicant packets (with Small Unmanned Aircraft Master Trainer - ATRRS Course# 600-F20) submitted prior to 28 SEP 16 will still compete IAW the WOSB schedule for 150U.



        ALL WO applicants are REQUIRED to complete the short Applicant Survey (located at ) upon submission of their WO packet.

        This survey will provide the Warrant Officer Cohort and the Recruiting Team with critical information to adjust and improve our requirements and processes. Your support is greatly appreciated. Applicants are only required to complete this survey ONCE per packet submission. If you were previously non-select for WO or had your packet removed from consideration and are re-applying, you will complete the survey again.


      • 25 FEB 16 ****ATTENTION 350F, 350G and 352S Applicants*****

        The MI Proponent has opened these critical WO MOSs to the following USMC Feeder MOSs (MOS 350F - USMC MOS 0231; MOS 350G - USMC MOS 0241; MOS 352S - USMC MOS 2631). Army or Sister Service applicants who meet the requirements for these critical MOS's have a HIGH potential for selection. Contact the MI Proponent POC (CW5 Jessica A. Ohle, E-mail:, DSN: 821.1181, COMM: 520.533.1181 with questions about your eligibility. Do not wait to begin your packet process!


      • 29 JAN 16 ****Did you know you could also apply to be a Warrant Officer in the Army Reserve*****

        Explore your options as a Reserve Warrant Officer under the Warrant Officer Transition Program “09W” and find out if you qualify for a $20,000 BONUS (for specific MOS’s)!

        Contact your local Reserve Component Career Center (RCCC)/Transition Center for all the details. Web Directory ~ 23 February 2016


      • 9 DEC 15 ****Attention 255A (Information Services Technician) and 255N (Network Management Technician) Applicants*****

        For MOS 255A and 255N the minimum prerequisites have changed you must have a current TS/SCI clearance or eligible to obtain a TS/SCI clearance. Applicants who do not have a TS/SCI clearance will initiate procedures to obtain the proper level of clearance immediately upon selection to MOS 255A or 255N. Failure to obtain an adjudicated TS/SCI clearance by 1 OCT 2017 precludes you from holding the MOS. Applicants requiring periodic reinvestigation (PR) must submit their PR paperwork prior to submitting a WO Accession Application.


      • 15 OCT 15 **** Attention all Ordnance Branch 890A, 913A, 914A, 915A, 919A,948B, and 948D applicants****

        All applicants that will compete with their first selection board in MARCH 2016 (or later) must comply with the newly published English College Credit and/or TABE prerequisites. National Guard applicants who submit their applications on/after 1 MAR 2016 must met this requirement. English Credit and TABE Requirements (if applicable) are listed on your desired MOS page under "Prerequisites ". Please direct all questions concerning English/TABE prerequisites to the OD Proponent POCs.


      • 7 JUL 15 ****UPDATED HQDA G-1 TATTOO GUIDANCE (For ALL Applicants to include Sister Services)****

        AR 670-1, dated 10 April 2015, no longer provides a provision for grandfathering tattoos. The grandfathering provision was provided in the March 2014 iteration of AR 670-1, and provided ample time for Soldiers and CDRs to documented eligible tattoos in the Soldier's iPERMS. HQDA G-1 will NO LONGER accept tattoo ETPs (from Army Applicants) for WO appointment unless the procedures outlined in AR 670-1 par3-3f are followed. Soldier MUST provide separation board proceedings indicating the CDR retained the Soldier along with a Tattoo Waiver Request (found under the "Downloads" tab). Additionally, as part of the WO application checklist (under downloads tab), the applicant's servicing Battalion S-1/S-1 NCO or PSD/MPD Supervisor must verify that the CDR has completed a tattoo verification, been found in compliance with AR 670-1 (dated 10 APR 15) and that all tattoos are properly documented in iPERMS. If a Soldier is in compliance with the tattoo guidance in AR 670-1 Para 3-3 (dated 10 April 2015) and has verified with their BN S-1 (indicated on the application checklist) that their "non-compliance" tattoos below the wrists (on the hands) and/or above the neck line (on head/face/inside mouth) were properly uploaded into iPERMS (ICW the March 2014 version of AR 670-1, i.e. grandfathered) they DO NOT require a tattoo waiver/ETP.

        ***ALL Sister Service applicants still MUST submit a signed Tattoo Validation and Waiver Request Memo (regardless if applicant has tattoos) but are NOT required to separation board proceedings if tattoos are not ICW AR 670-1 Para. 3-3b and 3-3c, dated 10 April 2015****.

        DA PAM 670-1, Para 3-3 provides guidance on the photos to be included with a Tattoo Waiver Request. Based on photos previously received, the DA G1 has additional guidance:

        1. Applicant should be in the IPFU (authorized PT uniform for applicants from other Services) when having their tattoo(s) photographed.
        2. Color photos are required using a white or neutral color background.
        3. Photos will depict tattoo location and size by showing the entire area below the elbow, below the knee, and/or above the t-shirt neck line using a ruler.
        4. In order to show perspective, a full-length photo of the applicant showing their tattoo(s) is also required.
        5. There are no specific camera settings required; however, all photos must be clear and visible.



      • ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS, THE CHECK YOUR WARRANT OFFICER APPLICATION STATUS LINK REMAINS DOWN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. If you have not received an e-mail after your initial packet submission after ten business days, please contact your local recruiter to inquire about your status! After the initial email, it is incumbent upon the applicant to check their packet status as you will not receive any further correspondence from the Warrant Officer Recruiting Team. If you need to inquire about your packet status, please contact your local recruiting team via email or telephonically at:



      • ATTENTION ALL SISTER SERVICE APPLICANTS: Any sister service applicant who has not successfully completed an Army Basic Training, Warrior Transition Course, Marine Basic Training, Air Force or Navy Special Operations Forces, Air Force Tactical Air Control Training or Air Force Security Police Training will be required to attend Army Basic Training prior to attendance to WOCS. A Statement of Understanding (SoU), which is required for all packets, will serve as acknowledgement (from applicant) of the requirement for sister-service applicants to attend Army BCT. Any questions, concerns, or requests for withdrawal of current packet submissions can be addressed to USAREC G3, Board OIC at 502-626-1893.

      • 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.

      • APFT WAIVER GUIDANCE: Per AR 350-1, paragraph 3-14a, Soldiers with medical profiles due to operational deployment will be permitted by their immediate commanders to attend appropriate courses (to include PME) within the guidelines of their profile. Soldiers must arrive at the aforementioned courses of instruction with a copy of their current profile and a memorandum signed by their commander stating the profile is a result of injuries sustained due to operational deployment. Per AR 350-1, paragraph 3-13j(3), Candidates applying to WOCS or OCS must pass the standard three-event APFT as a enrollment requirement. An exception to policy may be granted by HQDA DCS, G3/5/7 for a permanent profile to the running event only. The exception only allows the Soldier to apply to compete for entry into WOC or OCS school. The permanent profile must be a result of extraordinary circumstances.


      • 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. At a mimimum, an applicant must have six months remaining on their service contract by the time their packet will be board to even be considered for a waiver. Furthermore, approval consideration will be based on the strength of the MOS and number of applicants applying for the program!

      • USAF APPLICANTS: Per the USAF AFPC, conditional release paperwork should be routed through VMPF (Virtual Military Personnel Flight) by selecting "voluntary separations" and then "early release". The last page of that application allows individuals to upload the LOI and the DD Form 368.


      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. Waivers request must be included with the packet (USAREC Boards will process them accordingly).

  • 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.

  • 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 WO applicants are REQUIRED to complete the short Applicant Survey (located at ) upon submission of their WO packet.

    This survey will provide the Warrant Officer Cohort and the Recruiting Team with critical information to adjust and improve our requirements and processes. Your support is greatly appreciated. Applicants are only required to complete this survey ONCE per packet submission. If you were previously non-select for WO or had your packet removed from consideration and are re-applying, you will complete the survey again.

  • 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.
  • 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!


Send "NEW PACKETS" to:

Send any "UPDATES" for packets to:

Send any "CORRECTIONS" for packets to:



Due to technical issues, please use the fax to PDF feature (502) 626-0938 ONLY as a last resort (View quality will be diminished as a result).

IMPORTANT - ALL warrant officer application packet e-mails must contain the following in the subject line:


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.
  • APFT Waiver Disposition Appeals should only contain information previously unseen by DA G3/5/7 and should provide substantiating data relevant to the extraordinary nature of the injury, illness, and/or recover process.  Appeals that do not contain new and relevant information will not be processed.   To appeal your APFT waiver disposition, please contact USAREC G3 Board Branch - via email at: or phone at: 502-626-0485

The table below lists the available waivers, the approval authorities, and the lead time required for processing:

NOTE: WAIVERS ARE REPROCESSED ONE-AT-A-TIME AND ARE NOT INCLUSIVE. APPLICANTS SHOULD BACKWARD PLAN FOR THE SUBMISSION OF THEIR PACKET FROM THE 1ST DAY OF THEIR DESIRED BOARD, ADDING THE MAXIMUM PROCESSING TIME FOR EACH WAIVER. (i.e. If the first day of your desired board is 1 SEP and you require AFS, APFT, and Moral Waivers, you should submit your packet (6 weeks +8 Weeks +6 Weeks = 20 Weeks) then NO LATER than 1 MAY to ensure your packet meets your desired board. Submission planning should take into account the signature expiration date of Commissioning Physicals (24 Months), Flight Physical (18 Months), LOR's (12 Months), Security Verification Memo (12 Months), and APFT (6 Months). These documents must be current on the first day of the first board you are competing on.

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  1. Example in Sample Application available at briefings or for download on our website.
  2. DA Form 705 (APFT Score Card) must be included with application
  3. BN CDR’s LOR must state: “The applicant is physically capable of completing training and worldwide deployment”
  4. Must have a Permanent Physical Profile
  5. a. Permanent Physical Profile will be reviewed during the Commissioning/Flight Physical and annotated on the profile by a medical provider. The Permanent Physical Profile must be reviewed within 12 months and include an annotation.
    b. Physicals must be dated within 12 months of submission of an APFT waiver.
  6. Streamline process has been discontinued.
  7. Waiver request NOT prepared by the applicant - Applicant must send in all physical paperwork with packet submission - Warrant Officer Recruiting Team will prepare waiver request
  8. Waiver must include separation board proceedings indicating that the CDR retained the Soldier

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 - IAW Block 26 of the DA 61 a Moral waiver is required if you HAVE YOU EVER UNDER EITHER MILITARY OR CIVILIAN LAW BEEN INDICTED OR SUMMONED IN TO COURT AS A DEFENDANT IN A CRIMINAL PROCEEDING (Including any proceedings involving juvenile offenses, article 15, UCMJ, and any court-martial) REGARDLESS OF THE RESULT OF TRIAL, OR CONVICTED, FINED, IMPRISONED, PLACED ON PROBATION, PAROLED OR PARDONED, OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ORDERED TO DEPOSIT BAIL OR COLLATERAL FOR THE VIOLATION OF ANY LAW, POLICE REGULATION OR ORDINANCE? (Exclude traffic violations involving a fine or forfeiture of $250 or less). If a Moral Waiver is required, the applicant will FURNISH A COPY OF COURT ACTION OR DETAILED STATEMENT IN AFFIDAVIT FORM AS TO THE OUTCOME OF EACH CASE (to include UCMJ actions). Requests for Moral waiver that do not include proper substantiating documentation of the outcome of each case will be returned without action.

APFT Waiver - AR 350-1 is (dated 19 AUGUST 2014) Paragraph 3-13j.(3) states:

Candidates applying to WOCS or OCS must pass the standard three-event APFT as an enrollment requirement. An exception to policy may be granted by HQDA DCS, G–3/5/7 for a permanent profile to the running event only. The exception only allows the Soldier to apply to compete for entry into WOC or OCS school. The permanent profile must be a result of extraordinary circumstances. The 2.5-mile walk event on the APFT is the only authorized alternate event used as an enrollment requirement. The Soldier must also be able to walk the 6.2 mile foot march for WOCS or the 12 plus miles for OCS with 48 lbs. 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 not earlier than one year after denial of enrollment.
In layman's terms: The ONLY authorized alternate event is the 2.5 mile walk. The pushup and sit up events CANNOT be waived. The permanent profile must be a result of EXTRAORDINARY circumstances (DOES NOT NEED TO BE COMBAT/OPERATIONAL DEPLOYMENT RELATED). The request for APFT waiver must be accompanied by supporting documents and timeline that depict EXTRAORDINARY circumstances during the injury and/or recovery process. Examples of documentation include but are not limited to: Proponent Recommendation, Line of Duty, Documented Medical History and Personal Knowledge Statements)

*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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