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 maintenance techniques and 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 of five years on-the-job experience in feeder MOS validated by NCOERs
- ALC Graduate from feeder MOS documented on ERB with all DA Form 1059s provided in the application
Rater’s bullet comments reflecting excellent content not necessarily blocks in:
- 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:
- Exceptional promotion potential
- Capacity to serve in assignments or positions of increased supervisory responsibility
Letters of Recommendation (LOR’s): LOR must be from a Senior Warrant Officer (CW4-CW5) holding MOS being applied for. 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.
*OJE Experience defined: Specific (operations/logistic support) experience includes any position involving direct contact with equipment/commodity/electronics/ repair, retail or wholesale munitions operations and/or munitions management.
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: 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 Alexander W. Taylor (Active Component)
POC: CW5 Raymond A. Wolf Jr. (Reserve Components)
POC: CW4 Jimmy Polk (Army National Guard)
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