Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
948D - Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer
The Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer employs digital switching theory, logic, computer fundamentals and infrared fundamentals applicable to the Army’s missile systems and associated equipment. Responsible for the operation of maintenance support teams and field level maintenance facilities. Monitors unit status reporting requirements for tactical missile units and associated support elements. Supervise maintenance and repair job organic tools, test sets, associated training equipment. Estimates supply requirements, observes work practices, and detects and corrects improper procedures and techniques. Initiates and monitors reporting of discrepancy (ROD), quality discrepancy report (QDR), and engineering changes proposal (ECP) documents 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.
- 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.
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 has knowledge and experience with Electronic Missile Systems or associated communication systems such as radars
- Proficiency and ability to fault isolate and repair various electronic missile systems
- 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 (LOR’s): LOR must be from a Senior Warrant Officer (CW4-CW5) holding MOS 948D. 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 Warrant Officer Recruiting at firstname.lastname@example.org
POC: CW5 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)
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