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.