Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description


125D - Geospatial Engineering Technician


Duties: The Geospatial Engineering Technician (125D) Serve as the Army’s technical and tactical experts in terrain analysis and Geospatial Information and Services (GI&S). Responsible for the assimilation, integration and management of Geospatial data and products for use in Army Mission Command Systems and they perform analysis that aides the commander and staff in visualizing the terrain and understanding its impact on all military operations. As the geospatial technical expert, they collaborate with the planning staff and participate in each step of the Military Decision Making Process, enabling them to provide the right information at the right time to facilitate decision making. They may serve as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the GEOINT cell, where they work with imagery analysts to produce mission-focused Geospatial-Intelligence (GEOINT) products that enable situational understanding. 

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

Minimum Prerequisites:


  • Army MOS 12Y, 35F or 35G.
  • Sister Service MOS:
    • USMC 0241 Imagery Analysis Specialist, 0261 Geographic Intelligence Specialist.
    • NAVY 8284 Imagery Ground Station Operator, IS - Intelligence Specialist.
    • AIR FORCE 1N1xx, Imagery Analyst, 1N6x1, Imagery Ground Station Operator.
  • Non-feeder MOS - Have a minimum of four years of documented experience in one or more of the following: military geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GEOINT, imagery analysis, or other documented experience with duties and skill sets similar to that of MOS 12Y, 35F, 35G, 125D.


  • Active Component (AC) SGT-Promotable (E5) or Army Reserve (AR)/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 four years operational experience as a working analyst in Army MOS 12Y, 35F, 35G or service equivalent MOS in at least two assignments. One deployment as a working analyst may be credited as one assignment.
  • Non-feeder MOS - Four-year Geography related degree and/or a GIS/GEOINT Certification from an accredited college, university or government institution may be used to apply for waiver for military experience.


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

Security Clearance:

  • Must have a current Top Secret clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and must be currently eligible for access to sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI). (Non-waiverable)

Letter of Recommendation:

  • Written Letter of Recommendation from a Senior Warrant Officer (SWO) (CW3-CW5) who holds WO MOS 125D. 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”.


  • Obtain one or more academia, industry, or national level certification related to Geography, Geospatial Sciences, Geospatial Information Systems, or Geospatial Intelligence.
    • Applicable Certifications (List not all inclusive):
      • National System of Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT). Professional Certification (GPC).
      • Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).
      • Geographic Information Systems Certificate(s) (GISC).
      • USGIF Certified GEOINT Professional.

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
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@mail.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