Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

420A - Human Resources Technician

Human Resource (HR) Technicians are adaptive technical experts, leaders, trainers and advisors. They maintain, operate and integrate Army Human Resource (HR) processes and 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; 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, TOPMIS, EDAS, COPS, SIDPERS (NG), RCAS, RLAS, DTAS, and DCIPS. Must be proficient in managing basic office automation (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Supervises military and civilian personnel on specialized administrative actions and related duties. Makes decisions based on a variety of information sources; interprets regulations and 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 essential personnel services, strength management, postal, casualty and replacement operations. Duties could also include orders processing, awards, evaluations, promotions, DEERS/RAPIDS, military pay functions, sponsorship, Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES), in/out processing, and records management.

Minimum prerequisites:

(42A) Active Component

Note: Applicants must submit a separate waiver request for each prerequisite not met. Waiver requests must provide rationale as to why the waiver should be granted. Submission of a prerequisite waiver does not constitute automatic approval.

Preferred prerequisites:


Minimum prerequisites:

(42A) 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 Karen D. Torres
E-Mail: karen.d.torres9.mil@mail.mil
DSN: 312-734-8446
COMM: 803-751-8446

ARNG POC: CW5 Jill E. Graham
E-Mail: jill.e.graham.mil@mail.mil
Senior Warrant Officer National Guard Adivisor SSI Fort Jackson, SC 29016
COMM: 803-751-8202

CW5 Jacque L. Nixon
E-Mail: jacque.l.nixon.mil@mail.mil
Chief Warrant of the Adjutant General's Corps
DSN: 734-8358
COMM: 803-751-8358

Last Updated: 11 SEP 2015

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