Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

131A - Field Artillery Technician

The Field Artillery Warrant Officer advices the Commander and staff on all matters relative to the employment of target acquisition assets and the Army's targeting methodology. Synchronizes and coordinates the Army's targeting process and Joint Fires at all echelons. Plans, organizes, implements, monitors, and evaluates operations, threat environment, maintenance and advice on the technical/tactical employment of Target Acquisition sensors. As company grades Warrant Officers, (WO1 and CW2) 131As may serve as a Target Acquisition Platoon Leader, Targeting Officer in the Counterfire section of the Fires Battalion or a DIVARTY HQ, or as a Field Artillery Intelligence Officer (FAIO) at the BCT HQ. Field grade Warrant Officers (W3-W4) serve in a variety of positions. W3: BCT Targeting Officers, SF Group Targeting Officer, DIVARTY Targeting Officers, Field Artillery Intelligence Officers in Divisions and Corps. W4: DIV/Corps FAIOs, CDIV/Corps Targeting Officers and Targeting Officers in a Battlefield Coordination Detachment (BCD). W5: serve as Targeting Officers at Corps and echelons above Corps.

Note: Any waiverable prerequisites not met will require a prerequisite waiver in writing to proponent. Be advised that submitting a prerequisite waiver does not constitute automatic approval. The Approval of your waiver will depend on the strength of your packet.

Personnel with 12 or more years Time in Service must submit an Active Federal Service waiver with packet.


Preferred qualifications for Active Component:


NOTE : Direct all Warrant Officer Application inquiries to the USAREC Warrant Officer Recruiting Branch. Only contact the proponent POC below for questions regarding FA prerequisites qualifications.

CW3 David Franco
FA Proponent Warrant Officer
Email: usarmy.sill.fcoe.mbx.fa-proponent-warrant-officer@mail.mil
DSN: 639-4962
COMM: 580-442-4962

CW5 Hector A. Vasquez
SR WO Advisor
Fires Center of Excellence
455 McNair Ave.
Fort Sill, OK 73503-9016
Email: hector.a.vasquez4.mil@mail.mil
Blackberry: 580-919-6391
COMM: 580-442-2821


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