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Warrant Officers..... The Technical and Tactical Experts
They are often relied upon by the Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Soldiers of the unit for their guidance and training ability. Warrant Officers follow a single-specialty focus that allows them to progress in their chosen career track rather than a broader scope like the Commissioned Officers of the Army.
Some of the benefits of being a Warrant Officer include an increased pay scale, increased retirement benefits, and potential Accession and Retention incentives that Officers only can qualify for.


If you are currently an E-5 or higher in the Army National Guard, a USAR soldier, a transitioning active component soldier, or a current or former Warrant Officer, you might just be the person we're looking for. There are also some basic requirements you must meet as determined by the Army National Guard.
1. AGE: For technical specialties, applicants must be at least 18 and have not attained age 46 on the date of initial appointment. Applicants for rated aviator positions must have an approved flight application prior to age 33.
2. CITIZENSHIP: Must be a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization.
3. MENTAL APTITUDE: Score 110 or higher on the GT aptitude test. For rated aviation specialties, applicants must take the Flight Aptitude Selection Test (FAST). Minimum passing score is 90. Testing should be coordinated through the State Aviation Office or nearest Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF).
4. EDUCATION: High School Graduate or pass the General Education Development (GED) test at the high school level.
5. SECURITY CLEARANCE: A valid final secret security clearance is required prior to entry into WOCS. Some specialties require a higher than secret level (reference DA Pamphlet 611-21).
6. PHYSICAL: Must meet appointment physical standards in accordance with Chapter 2, AR 40-501 and height and weight standards of AR 600-9. See DA Pamphlet 611-21 for additional physical requirements for individual MOSs. In addition, applicants must be able to pass a standard APFT without any alternate events when reporting to WOCS.
7. LEADERSHIP: Must possess outstanding leadership traits documented on NCOER or performance evaluations.
8. PAY GRADE: With the exception of Aviation Candidates, the minimum required for most specialties is SGT (E-5) or have attained the grade established by DA MOS proponents. Applicants below the grade of SGT must be administratively appointed to pay grade E-5 by parent unit upon entering WOCS in accordance with NGR 600-101, paragraph 2-11c. Former commissioned and warrant officers are eligible for appointment without attending WOCS but must complete the predetermination process to be approved for entry into a warrant officer career.
9. SPECIFIC MOS REQUIREMENTS: Must meet specific MOS requirements posted on or also see for the latest changes. Former commissioned or warrant officers may also be considered based on their prior service qualifications both as enlisted soldiers and as officers.
Note for applicants for initial appointment in MOS 153A, Rotary Wing Aviator: You must meet the basic requirements except you must not be older than 27 years and 6 months at time of application. Applications for this MOS are submitted through the State ARNG Training Manager. To get more details, and to find out if you qualify, check with your recruiter. If you meet all the necessary prerequisites, you will be ready to proceed to the next step in becoming an Army National Guard Warrant Officer.
You can also contact a recruiter by calling 919-664-6213