Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

131A - Field Artillery Targeting Technician

The Field Artillery Warrant Officer provides assistance and advice to 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. At company grades of WO1 and CW2, 131As may serve as a Target Acquisition Platoon Leader or Counterfire Officer in the Fires Battalion or a DIVARTY HQ or as a Targeting Analyst at the BCT HQ. Field grade Warrant Officers (W3-W4) serve in a variety of positions. W3: BCT Targeting Officers, DIVARTY Targeting Officers, Field Artillery Intelligence Officers (FAIO) in Divisions and Corps. W4: Corps FAIO, Corps Targeting Officers and Targeting Officers in a Battlefield Coordination Detachment (BCD). Senior field grade Warrant Officers (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.

Personnel with over 12 years Time in Service must submit a TIS 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 Luis O. Martinez
FA Proponent Warrant Officer
Email: luis.o.martinez2.mil@mail.mil
DSN: 639-4962
COMM: 580-442-4962


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