A primary Objective of the Recruiting and Retention Command (RRC) is to select qualified and competent Soldiers for advancement to the Warrant Officer Career Fields. Our leadership is unwavering in the recruitment process and we target only the most desirable candidates. This is a challenging objective, considering the required technical experience and competencies expected of today's Warrant Officer (WO).

The talent we seek is inherent among most seasoned enlisted Soldiers. After learning more about the many incentives of becoming a Warrant Officer, we are confident that you will strongly consider transitioning to the Corps. Among the incentives are job satisfaction, and the substantial differences in annual training, drill and retirement incomes. When comparing the earnings potential, spanning the career of an enlisted Soldier compared to that of a Warrant Officer the differences are absolutely astounding! 

We hope that your selection as a potential Warrant Officer Candidate and consideration for an appointment is encouraging. To further pursue this opportunity; please assist your Warrant Officer Recruiter by providing the requested information on return side of this memorandum. Once this insert is received, I will personally contact you to discuss your military career goals. Please visit the U.S. Army's Recruiting Command's Warrant Officer Recruiting Information Site at https://recruiting.army.mil/ISO/AWOR/ARMY_FEEDER/ for additional information.

There are five grades within the Army Warrant Officer Corps A person is initially appointed as a Warrant Officer (WO1), and progresses to Chief Warrant Officer Two (CW2) after 2 years. Competitive promotion to Chief Warrant Officer Three (CW3), Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4), and Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) occur at approximately six year intervals for Aviation Warrant Officers and five year intervals for those in other branches.

Adjutant General - Fort Jackson, South Carolina Air Defense Artillery - Fort Sill, Oklahoma Aviation - Fort Rucker, Alabama
Engineer - Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Chemical - Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Electronic Warfare - Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Field Artillery - Fort Sill, Oklahoma  Judge Advocate General - Charlottesville, Virginia Medical Service - Fort Sam Houston, Texas
 Military Intelligence - Fort Huachuca, Arizona  Military Police - Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Quarter Master - Fort Lee, Virginia
Ordnance - Fort Lee, Virginia Transportation - Fort Eustis, Virginia Signal - Fort Gordon, Georgia
Veterinary - Fort Sam Houston, Texas Special Forces - Fort Bragg, North Carolina Cyber - Fort Gordon, Georgia


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen by birth or naturalization 
  • Must have a GT score of at least 110 on the ASVAB
  • Must be a High School Graduate or have a GED at the high school level 
  • Must have at least a Interim Secret Security Clearance. Some MOS require actual clearance. 
  • Must pass an Appointment Physical (Chapter 2, AR 40-501, or Class 1A flight Physical) 
  • Must meet height and weight standards 
  • Must pass a standard PT test without alternative event(s) 
  • Must possess outstanding leadership traits 
  • Must be an E5 or above 
  • Must meet specific MOS requirements of DA Circular 601 Series 
  • Technical Specialties applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 46. 
    • Age waivers are possible over age 46. 
  • For Rated Aviation Position must be programmed to begin Flight Training prior to age 33 
  • 12 Months or more remaining on enlistment contract. 

Additional Documentation Required for Predetermination Packet for Warrant Officer Candidate Program: 

  • 62E - Application for federal recognition. 
  • USAREC Form 1935 (Warrant Officer Resume)
  • 2807 and 2808 - Report of Medical History and report of medical examination. 
    • The required chapter II physical can be scheduled at MED DET through this office if necessary. This will be a commissioning physical. 
    • Also, you will need to have taken a urinalysis within the past six months. 
    • Females need a PAP within the last 12 months. 
    • Soldiers over 40 will need the over 40 physical. 
  • Birth Certificate (or evidence of Citizenship) 
  • Copy of SSN Card
  • Letters of recommendations from your CDR, BN, BDE CDR 
  • Commander's recommendation – must include the following certification: 
    • "I certify that (name &_rank) successfully passed the Army Physical Fitness Test consisting of push-ups, sit-ups and the two mile run with a score of (score) on (date); the verified height is (feet & inches) and the verified weight is (lbs)."
  • Letter of recommendation from a CW3-CW5 who is currently in the same career field you seek to enter. 
  • DD214's, NGB 22's 
  • Updated copy of Enlisted Record Brief
  • College Transcripts and or High School Diploma 
  • Transcripts documenting completion of required college level courses and courses supporting training related to the applied for MOS 
  • OER's/NCOER's covering period of feeder MOS 
  • Documents listed on Warrant Officer Recruiting homepage required by the proponent. (Training/leadership certificates, DA Form 1059 for all NCOES and applicable schools) 
  • Any and all Civilian Documents which support training or experience directly related to the MOS (Performance evaluations, position descriptions, licenses, etc) 
  • DA 705 (must be within last 6 months and date of submission to proponent) 
  • DA Form 5500/5501 (Body-Fat Worksheet) 
  • Statement of Understanding for appointment as a Warrant Officer 
  • Statement of Understanding if unable to complete 20 years service for retirement 
  • DD 368 (only for Soldiers with affiliation in another component or state outside of Vermont) 

NOTE: Requests for waivers other than for mandatory prerequisites, i. e., age, civil convictions, or two-time non-selected for promotion, will be submitted as separate actions and not as a part of the predetermination action.

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