Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
913A - Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer
Directly responsible for all activities and personnel engaged in field level maintenance which involves the repair of small arms, field artillery and armament weapon systems. Directs procedures for the identification and troubleshooting of malfunctions in electrical, hydraulic, fire control, and instrument items. Establishes evacuation and replacement procedures of such items that are unserviceable and beyond the repair capabilities of forward support companies. Manages quality assurance and production control programs to ensure established work standards are met and repairs are made on a timely basis. Responsible for the accurate reporting and monitoring to include tracking of requisitioned repair parts through the Maintenance Control Section to include the Logistics Information System. Enforces regulations and procedures pertaining to physical security, accountability, and shipment of weapons. Directs repair teams in support of field units and activities. Establishes and directs a shop safety program per applicable regulations. Establishes a technical library and examines, interprets, and disseminates technical material, including orders and bulletins.
- SGT (E-5) or above.
- 48 months of experience in the primary Ordnance MOS documented on NCOERs. See NCOER section below.
- ALC Graduate from feeder MOS documented on ERB with all DA Form 1059s provided in the application
- Six semester hours of college level English from an accredited academic institution not gained through an evaluation of military education. TABE test results can be submitted to satisfy this requirement. When the TABE test results are submitted, test results must indicate a 12th grade level in Spelling, Vocabulary, Language, Language Mechanics, and Reading areas.
- Physical profile of not less than 111221. Have normal vision correctable to 20/20; normal color discrimination per AR 40-501 (may be waived by USAREC surgeon).
- Must be fully deployable
Rater’s bullet comments reflecting performance:
- PMOS competency and technical ability must be clearly stated on the NCOER
- Supervisory capacity (leadership) in MOS by position or assignments
- Bullets must identify that the NCO was responsible for scheduling, tracking or reporting of armament systems and small arms readiness in their organization
- Proficiency and ability to fault isolate and repair various armament systems
- Ability to lead and perform at a higher level in a stressful demanding environment
Senior Rater's bullet comments reflecting:
- Exceptional promotion potential
- Capacity to serve in assignments or positions of increased supervisory responsibility
Letters of Recommendation (LORs): LOR must be from a Senior Warrant Officer CW4-CW5 in MOS 915E. The LOR must come from a Senior Warrant Officer within your immediate organization or your chain of command. If a Senior Warrant Officer in not assigned to your immediate chain of command:
- Active Component contact the Personnel Development Officer POCs below to assist with contacting a Senior Warrant Officer holding the feeder MOS to facilitate the required interview.
- Reserve Components contact the assigned Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) in your chain of command. They can write the LOR or assist with contacting a Senior Warrant Officer holding the feeder MOS to facilitate the required interview.
NOTE 1: Experience defined: Specific (operations/logistic support) experience includes any position involving direct contact with weapons systems maintenance which includes fault isolation and repair as well as organizational readiness.
NOTE 2: Reserve Components civilian experience related to their MOS will be taken into consideration. Evaluation reports documenting experience must describe specific MOS related positions, duties, and responsibilities performed and must be commensurate with the rank of the Soldier.
NOTE 3: Applicants must submit a separate waiver request for each prerequisite not met. Waiver requests must provide rationale to why the waiver should be granted. No waivers will be granted for E-4 and below.
Please contact the proponent POCs below for any questions regarding qualifications. Address all other inquiries to Warrant Officer Recruiting at firstname.lastname@example.org
POC: CW4 Danny K. Taylor (Active Component)
E-Mail : email@example.com
If you are a member of the Army Reserves (regardless of branch) and who wishes to apply for position as a Warrant Officer, for more information on the Army Reserve Warrant Officer Accession program please visit:
POC: CW5 Ronald P. Diehl (Reserve Components)
If you are a member of the Army National Guard talk to your State, Territory or the District of Columbia Warrant Officer Strength Manager (WOSM) to see if you meet the qualifications and how to complete a Predetermination Packet. To speak to a Warrant Officer Strength manager please visit:
POC: CW5 James Williams (Army National Guard)
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