Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
914A - Allied Trades Warrant Officer
Directs the setup, operation, and maintenance of machine tools and welding equipment used to fabricate or repair parts, mechanisms, tools, and machinery. Manages automotive body, frame, and hull repair, painting, glass, radiator, canvas, and woodworking shop operations. Supervises and conducts recovery operations and maintenance of tracked and wheeled recovery equipment. Employs principles of mechanics, metals identification procedures, shop mathematics, and shop layout. Establishes and directs the upkeep of shop, stock, repair parts, and maintenance-related items required per applicable regulations. Manages quality assurance and production control programs to ensure established work standards are met and repairs are made on a timely basis. Establishes training programs to ensure subordinates are qualified in current metal fabrication and machining techniques as well as equipment operation. Coordinates shop activities with other repair shops to ensure equipment is quickly repaired and returned to user. Establishes and conducts a shop safety program per applicable regulations.
- SGT (E-5) or above.
- Minimum 60 months of experience in the PMOS documented by NCOERs is preferred. Consideration will be taken for Soldiers that are CWI certified through the AWS or have Level II certifications through NIMS
- 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:
- MOS 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 allied trades, metal working, and machinery
- Ability to lead and perform at a higher level in a stressful demanding environment
Senior Rater's bullet comments reflecting potential:
- 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 with metal fabrication, metal working and recovery operations.
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 the Warrant Officer Recruiting Branch at email@example.com
POC: CW4 Danny K. Taylor (Active Component)
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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