Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
740A - Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Technician
CBRN warrant officers are executive level professionals who provide unmatched technical and tactical expertise and experience throughout the CBRN community at all levels of command. As expert technicians, they are advisors to commanders and staffs on all aspects of CMF 74 .The 740As are capable, credible, trusted and empowered officers who must be technically proficient with branch and mission-unique equipment, tools, information and systems, combined arms operations, CBRN technical Force Support, coordination principles, and must possess knowledge of Chemical branch requirements. This knowledge includes practical experience in tactics, combined arms operations and the employment of all CBRN related assets, as well as general knowledge of joint, interagency, intergovernmental, multinational (JIIM) operations and how the Chemical Corps supports each of them. CBRN Warrant Officers manage HAZMAT programs, track technical certifications and coordinate refresher training, leverage advanced knowledge and experience to facilitate CBRN proficiency training, provide unequal troubleshooting ability to improve CBRN equipment/system readiness, and advise commanders on CBRN collective training and squad/crew team certifications.
- Be a SSG (E6) or above and graduated from MOS 74D ALC (NOT Waiverable).
- Hold MOS 74D with a minimum of 5 years experience in the MOS. Recruiter, Drill Sergeant and other non-technical duties are not considered MOS experience.
- Base line score of 100 for the ST.
- Must have one year documented Squad Leader experience in a Chemical Squad or one year documented experience as a CBRN NCO at battalion level or higher.
- HAZMAT Certification. All applicants must be HAZMAT Technician certified. A copy of their DoD HAZMAT Technician Certificate issued by the Department of Defense Firefighter Certification System with the attached International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) seal must be included in their WO application packet. This requirement can be waivered with valid justification.
- OPMF Hard Copies (Last 10 years of NCOERS and AERS (1059s) in order newest to oldest. The majority of your NCOERs must reflect outstanding and exceptional duty performance ratings noted with "among the best" ratings by the Rater and "successful" and "superior" ratings by the Senior Rater. Applicant must provide one NCOER as a SSG.
- Soldiers must be fully deployable, able to meet all physical requirements IAW AR 40-501, be able to take and pass an approved APFT IAW FM-21-20 (standard or alternate), and meet height/weight standards IAW AR 600-9. Soldiers may request a waiver to take the Alternate Event APFT for entrance in to Warrant Officer Candidate Program.
- Company Commander Letter of Recommendation (or applicable Company Grade UCMJ authority).
- Battalion Commander Letter of Recommendation (or applicable Field Grade UCMJ authority).
- Have two years in a supervisory position documented by NCOER's.
- Have an Associate’s Degree or greater in a Math/Science/Engineering academic major.
- Reserve Component: One year documented Squad Leader experience in a Chemical Squad or one year documented experience as a CBRN NCO at battalion level or higher.
Please contact the proponent POC below for any questions regarding qualifications. Address all other inquiries to the Warrant Officer Recruiting Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org
US Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School
14030 MSCoE Loop, Suite 1029
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
AC - Comm: 573-563-7376
AR - Comm: 573-563-4026
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