Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

255A - Information Services Technician
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Information Services Technicians establish and maintain the ability to collect, process, store, secure, search for and discover, retrieve and disseminate information utilizing the application layer environment of the Army’s portion of the Cyberspace domain; they enable information dissemination management/content staging in order to perform the required information management/knowledge management functions supporting combat information superiority and decision dominance. They supervise and manage the systems, services and personnel in operation centers that ensure efficient and effective caching, compiling, cataloging, retrieval and distribution of information as an element of combat power. Information services technicians plan, install, administer, manage, maintain, operate, integrate, service, secure and troubleshoot information systems and services to include Mission command systems and various automation information systems enabling voice, video, data and imagery processing. They manage the training of personnel on the planning, installation, administration, management, maintenance, operation, integration, servicing, securing and troubleshooting of information systems and services. They develop policy recommendations and provide technical guidance and advice to commanders and staffs on the management and operation of Army, joint, intergovernmental, interagency and multinational information systems and services.

Minimum prerequisites (all general prerequisites apply):

Preferred Prerequisites:

NOTE 1: Although not a requirement or prerequisite, technical certifications also add great weight to the overall strength of the packet and should be cited in the resume and included in the packet. A few examples: CASP, CISSP, CCNA, and MCSE.

NOTE 2: Due to the large number of qualified applicants under 12 years Active Federal Service (AFS) for 255A, the Signal Regiment is discouraging applicants over 12 years AFS from applying at this time. Applicants with extenuating circumstances and exemplary files are encouraged to apply.

NOTE 3: Applicants from other military services (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy) who can substantiate their qualifications with performance evaluations, awards, and certificates are encouraged to apply for MOS 255A. Please contact the proponent POC below only for questions regarding ANY qualifications. Address all other inquiries to the Warrant Officer Recruiting Branch @ wo-team@usarec.army.mil.

NOTE 4: Reserve Component Only: Waiver requests for E4s and/or for the minimum of three NCOER's will be considered on a case-by-case base. Such waivers will be considered if the candidate has documented comparable managerial or leadership experience in the government service and/or civilian sector.

Points of Contact:
CW5 Keisha Towles
Signal Warrant Officer Personnel Developer (Proponent)
U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
COM: (706) 791-6545
DSN: (312) 780-6545
E-Mail: keisha.d.towles.mil@mail.mil

CW5 Mark Swiech
ARNG Senior Warrant Officer Advisor/Liaison
COM: (706) 791-6643
DSN: (312) 780-6643
BB: (706) 825-7242
E-Mail: mark.t.swiech.mil@mail.mil

CW5 Christopher Hall
USAR Senior Warrant Officer Advisor/Liaison
COM: (706) 791-8183
DSN: (312) 780-8183
BB: (706) 726-8501
E-Mail: christopher.e.hall3.mil@mail.mil


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