Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
948B - Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer
The Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer manages personnel, equipment, and facility assets for the installation, operation, repair, maintenance, and modification of radio, radar, computer, electronic data processing, controlled cryptographic items, television, fiber optical, radiological and related communications equipment and associated tools, test and accessory equipment. Establishes section SOPs and instructions to ensure that a proper work environment is maintained. Ensures all assigned personnel adhere to maintenance schedules, The Army Maintenance Management Systems (TAMMS), Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA-QC) procedures, Standard Army Maintenance System - Enhanced (SAMS-E) and Global Combat Support System- Army (GCSS-A).
- 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 possess civilian equivalent training and or certifications.
- 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 or TABE test results indicating a 12th grade level of English composition. Results included in the application. ****National Guard applicants who submit their applications on/after 1 MAR 2016 must met this requirement.****
- Physical profile of not less than 111111. Have normal vision correctable to 20/20; normal color discrimination per AR 40-501 (May be waived by USAREC surgeon).
- Must be fully deployable.
NCOERs: Must submit copies of ALL NCOERs. The NCOERs must reflect outstanding and exceptional duty performance from the Rater and outstanding and exceptional potential from the Senior Rater.
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 or has experience in the scheduling, tracking, and reporting of electronic equipment maintenance such as radio, radar, computer, electronic data processing, controlled cryptographic items, television, fiber optical, radiological, communications equipment and test, measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE) management
- Proficiency and ability to fault isolate and repair various electronic 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 (LOR’s): LOR must be from a Senior Warrant Officer (CW4-CW5) holding MOS 948B. The LOR must come from a Senior Warrant Officer within your immediate organization, chain of command, or Installation. If a Senior Warrant Officer in not assigned to your organization, immediate chain of command, or Installation:
- 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 equipment/commodity/electronics/ repair, retail or wholesale munitions operations and/or munitions management.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
POC: CW4 John J. Shappell Jr. (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, please visit http://stayarmyreserve.army.mil/wo.htm for more information on the Army Reserve Warrant Officer Accession program.
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)
The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) of this Web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD Web site.