Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

880A - Marine Deck Officer

Commands Army vessels (Class A1 and A2) operating on lakes, bays, rivers, sounds, coastal, and open ocean waters.  Responsible for proper maintenance and operation of vessels and vessel systems, to include (but not limited to): weather and oceanographic analysis and planning, navigation, route planning, communications, safety, pollution prevent and abatement, risk assessment, amphibious operations, Joint Maritime operations, crew leadership, training, vessel readiness, force protection & weapon systems,
medical preparedness & vessel sanitation, helicopter & airborne operations, seaworthiness, firefighting, and ships business.  Navigates vessels using all available means, to include nautical charts, ECDIS, area plotting sheets, compass, sextant, terrestrial bearings, depth soundings, radar ranges and bearings, and electronic navigational aids.

Minimum prerequisites:

(Any minimum prerequisites not met will require a prerequisite waiver in writing to proponent)

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

Daniel L. Edwards

Warrant Officer Proponent
Office of the Chief of Transportation (OCOT)
COMM: (804)765-7901
DSN: (312)539-7901


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