Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

120A - Construction Engineering Technician

Duties: The Construction Engineering Technician (120A) serves as the subject matter expert (SME) on construction operations, survey and design, electrical engineering and project management in a multifunctional capacity across the broad and diverse spectrum of engineering operations in both operational and non-operational units. In addition, Construction Engineering Technicians are tasked with providing commanders and staff with expert technical advice on theater of operations construction, maintenance and repair of vertical and horizontal infrastructure, construction operations, maintenance and repair of deployable hospital facilities and utilities, environmental concerns, project management and warrant officer training strategies. They also serve as an advisor on capabilities and limitations to engineering operations as well as, coach, teach, mentor and evaluate engineer Soldiers on all matters related to construction engineering operations.

***Applicants must meet all Administrative Requirements to become a Warrant Officer***

Minimum Prerequisites:


  • Army MOS 12H/K/N/P/Q/R/T/W
  • Sister Service MOS:
    • USMC: 1141 Electrician or 1169 Utilities Chief.
    • NAVY: BU Builder, CE Construction Electrician, EA Engineering Aid or UT Utilitiesman.
    • AIR FORCE: 3E0xx Electrical Systems, 3E4x1 Utilities, 3E3x1 Structural or 3E5x1 Engineering
    • Non-Feeder MOS – have a minimum of 4 years documented experience with duties and skill sets similar to that of Army MOS’s listed above.


  • Active Component (AC) SSG (E6) and above. Army Reserve (AR) or National Guard (NG) SGT (E5) and above.
  • Completion of all phases of the Advance Leadership Course. (May be waived based upon documented leadership and technical performance in feeder MOS while deployed)



  • Have a minimum of three years exceptional proficiency in feeder MOS, 12P course completion can be credited as one year.
  • Non-Feeder MOS:
    • Minimum of four years of documented military or civilian experience related to feeder MOS.
    • Sustained level of exceptional technical and leadership competency as supported by civilian annual job performance appraisals and/or military evaluations on a minimum of FOUR consecutive reports.
    • Of the four evaluations, a minimum of two must show a sustained level of leadership proficiency as a Construction Project Manager.


  • 3 Semester hours of College level Math, documented on official transcripts.
  • 3 Semester hours of College level English, documented on official transcript .


  • Soldier will submit a minimum of three (3) NCOERs.
  • Must document exceptional leadership and technical skills.

Letter of Recommendation:

  • Written Letter of Recommendation from a Senior Warrant Officer (SWO) (CW3-CW5) who holds WO MOS 120A. In organizations where no SWO is available, please contact Proponent for guidance/assistance. (Non-waiverable)

Preferred Prerequisites:


  • Preponderance of NCOERs must reflect “Most-Qualified” or “Among-the-Best” but will not be less than “Highly Qualified”.


Please contact the proponent POC below only for questions regarding qualifications. Address all other inquiries to your Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter.

CW5 David L. Goble
Engineer Warrant Officer Proponent
U.S. Army Engineer School

14010 MSCOE Loop, Suite 3623
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
E-Mail: david.l.goble3.mil@army.mil
COMM: 573-563-4080

CW5 Dean A. Registe
Regimental Chief Warrant Officer
U.S. Army Engineer School

14010 MSCOE Loop
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
E-Mail: dean.a.registe.mil@army.mil
COMM: 573-563-4088
Cell: 808-291-3615

CW5 Frank O. Davis
Senior Warrant Officer Advisor (ARNG)
U.S. Army Engineer School
14010 MSCOE Loop, Suite 1661
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
E-Mail: frank.o.davis.mil@mail.mil

COMM: 573-563-7119
DSN: 676-7119



Last Updated: 5 January 2021