Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

420A - Human Resources Technician

Human Resource Technicians manage functions which support the Army’s Human Resource (HR) Personnel Management systems. HR Technicians perform duties as Chief of a Section in any HR Technical and Joint Field of Operations. An HR Technician serves in a BCT (UA); Brigade/Battalion; Division/Corps, ASCC, HRSC and higher echelons within the Army structure. Monitors input into all primary HR Information Systems which include but are not limited to eMILPO, Integrated Personnel and Pay System (IPPS-A), TOPMIS; EDAS, COPS; SIDPERS (NG); RCAS; RLAS; DTAS, and DCIPS. Must be proficient in and manage basic office automation (e.g. Word, Excel, Power-Point, and Access). Supervises and military and civilian personnel on specialized administrative actions and related duties. Makes decisions based on a variety of information sources; interprets regulations to include deciphering MILPER/ALARACT messages for individuals, subordinates, commanders, and directors. Initiates and prepares correspondence in response to requests for information, policy or guidance. Monitors and manages the full spectrum of HR for the Combatant Commander to include Strength Management, Postal, Casualty and Replacement Operations, and Reassignments. Duties could also include all types of orders processing, Awards, Evaluations, Promotions, DEERS/Rapids, Military Pay Functions, Sponsorship Program, Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES), In/Out processing functions and Records Management.

Minimum prerequisites:

(42A/F) Active Component

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: If a graduate of BNCOC before 1 Oct 04, and PMOS 42L, must complete the 42A certification course. If a graduate of BNCOC after 1 Oct 04, 42A certification is not required.

Preferred prerequisites:


Minimum prerequisites:

(42A/F/L) National Guard/US Army Reserve


Preferred prerequisites:



Please contact the proponent POC below for any questions regarding qualifications. Address all other inquiries to the Warrant Officer Recruiting Branch at wo-team@usarec.army.mil


CW4 Ronnie Haynes
E-Mail: ronnie.haynes1.mil@mail.mil
DSN: 312-734-8446
COMM: 803-751-8446

CW5 David G. Betancourt
E-Mail: david.g.betancourt.mil@mail.mil
DSN: 734-8358
COMM: 803-751-8358

Last Updated: 11 SEP 2015

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