Warrant Officer Accession Program

Soldiers who desire to take his or her operational and technical skills to a higherlevel should consider becoming an Army Reserve Warrant Officer.

The warrant officer is the highlyspecialized expert and trainer who,by gaining progressive levels ofexpertise and leadership, operates,maintains, administers, andmanages the Army’s equipment,support activities, or technicalsystems for an entire career.

As leaders and technical experts,they provide valuable skills,guidance, and expertise tocommanders and organizations in their particular field.

Contact your Career Counselor for the latest board results.

Selection Board Dates

Month - Army Reserve Board Date

November 2015 - 16 November 2015
January 2016 - 11 January 2016
March 2016 - 14 March 2016
May 2016 - 16 May 2016
July 2016 - 18 July 2016
September 2016 - 14 September 2016

* NOTE: There is no guarantee that if Army Reserve Careers Division (ARCD) receives your packet (s) by theRecommended arrival to ARCD date, that it will be boarded for the next month board. This date ensures thatARCD has time to process your packet (s) to proponents including the processing of any waivers. Arrival ofpackets after the Recommended Arrival to ARCD date will be processed; however, no guarantee will be madewhen ARCD will start processing them.

This Board schedule does not include special boards i.e.: 670A, 640A, 420C, 270A.

Applications & Procedures

To complete an application, contact your localWarrant Officer Accessions NCO.

Enlisted Military Occupational SpecialtyConversion Listing

Click here to locate which military occupational specialty's (MOS) feed into whichwarrant officer specialty.

Click here to view the warrant officer military occupational specialty (WOMOS) listand to see the duty description, prerequisites and preferred qualifications that youmay be eligible to apply. Clicking on the WOMOS will provide you theprerequisites.

You must meet the MINIMUM prerequisites for the WOMOS for which you willapply, or you must request a prerequisite waiver. Waivers are not needed forpreferred qualifications.

Army Reserve Aviation

Unique among all Army Aviation Commands the Headquarters, 11th AviationCommand has units located across the Continental USA and consist of:

  • over 2300 Soldiers
  • 17 Aviation Support Facilities
  • over 370 Military Technicians & Civilians
  • and over 160 aircraft.

For more information on Army Reserve Warrant Officer or to complete a application packet,contact your local Warrant Officer Accession Career Counselor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I need to include in my warrant officerapplication packet?

A: YourArmy Reserve Officer Accession Career Counselor(OACC) will assist you in preparation of your packet. Call orsend an e-mail to your OACC and he/she will contact you withall the information you will need. The e-mail and telephonenumbers for the OACC is under the Contacts section of thisweb site. Use the checklist to guide you through this process. Q: What is the standard on letters of recommendations?

A: Letters of recommendation are a very important part of theapplication. At a minimum, your packet should containcompany and battalion commander recommendations and onefrom a senior warrant officer in your chosen career specialty.

Additionally, the company and battalion commanderrecommendations must be from your current chain of command unless you haveless than 90 days with your current chain of command. The letters should bespecific and quantifiable. If you have received noncommissioned officers evaluationreports (NCOERs) you may want to use some of the strong bullets as a startingpoint in drafting the memorandums. Do not use a form letter that uses generic orflowery sentences. The letters should emphasize your technical skills andmanagement abilities. Q: Can I apply for more than one military occupation specialty (MOS)?

A: In block 5a of the DA Form 61 you can list up to three options, BUT YOU MUSTMEET THE CRITERIA for all listed. List the MOS in order of preference, because thepacket is boarded with your first preference and if you are selected the packet isnot boarded again. If not selected, your packet is boarded a second time for yoursecond choice. Your packet is boarded up to two times in each of the additionalrequested MOS'. Your application must include the documents required for eachMOS. Also, each proponent must qualify you for each of the MOS'. Listing morethan one MOS causes additional processing time with proponents, so be preparedfor this delay. Q: What happens if I do not meet the prerequisites?

A: A request for waiver may be submitted for prerequisites regarding age, BasicNCO Course (BNCOC), military experience (if civil experience is comparable), andrank, etc. Waiver requests must be justified with a DETAILED EXPLANATION as towhy you feel this waiver should be considered and granted. Remember that youare telling the waiver authority that you have special circumstances and should begranted special consideration. Waivers are not routinely granted. Q: How do I know if I need a moral waiver?

A: If you checked YES in block 26 of the DA Form 61, indicating you were arrested,charged, cited, held, or detained for any reason at any time. You must list alljuvenile offenses, Article 15s, courts-martial or traffic fines of more than $250.

Example: You were cited for vandalism while in high school but the charge wasdismissed. You still require a waiver because you were cited for this offense. Q: What is the standard for the security clearance memo?

A: Contact your regional support command (RSC) or division security manager.The security manager must sign the memorandum, which will indicate the type ofclearance, type of investigation, the date the clearance was granted or to whomthe periodic reinvestigation was submitted. The memorandum MUST be signed bythe RSC or division security manager. The DA form 873 may be substituted for thisrequirement and, if expired, the DA Form 873 with a cover memorandum from theRSC division security manager. The OACC will also assist you if your having anyproblem. Q: What is the standard for the DA Form 2-1?

A: It is your responsibility to ensure this form is up-to- date and accurate.Only personnel who are authorized to update this form may make typed or pen andink changes. Ensure the awards on the DA Form 2-1 agree with your DA photo. Ifyou recently tested to raise your GT score, ensure the new score is posted. Yourcivilian education entry must agree with your transcripts. Also ensure item 35correctly shows your assignment history. Q: What is the standard for the Official DA photo?

A: The photo is a very important part of your packet. This is the first item of yourapplication the board sees and it helps to form the first impression. Wear onlypermanent decorations. Have someone look you over before taking the photo and,if possible, ask someone to go with you to ensure your uniform is correct in everyway. A long sleeve shirt and four-in- hand tie is recommended for males. Q: What is the standard for the physical examination?

A: It must be in accordance with chapter 2, AR 40-501. Physicals taken forappointment in non-aviation MOS' must state for WO appointment, WOC training.Physical examination must include a HIV and drug and alcohol test results. YourOACC will help you get an appointment to get a proper physical. Q: What is the standard for the APFT?

A: This APFT will follow the regulation very strictly, so we caution you to get inshape. If you cannot pass an APFT given "by the book," you may experience PTproblems at Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS). Without exception,candidates are expected to meet the Army standard APFT. If you cannot, you willfail and be sent home. Q: What happens if I am not selected?

A: If you are not selected by the first board that considers yourapplication, your application is designated Fully Qualified-Non- Select(FQ-NS). The next board that convenes for your requested MOS willconsider your application. After review by two boards, yourapplication is designated Not Competitive-Not Selected (NC-NS) andwill be destroyed in 90 days. You will not receive personal noticeafter either board if you were not selected and the reason for non-selection. However, your OACC will be advised of the board resultsafter each board, so you may contact him or her for this information.You can reapply with a completely new application, one (1) year afterthe date in block 42 of the DA Form 61.

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