Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
125D - Geospatial Engineering Technician
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.
Army MOS 12Y.
Active Component (AC) SGT-Promotable (E5) or Army Reserve (AR)/National Guard (NG) SGT (E5) and above.
Soldier will submit NCOERs, documenting exceptional leadership and technical skills.
Completion of Distributed Leader Course (DLC) 1, Distributed Leader Course (DLC) 2, and the Basic Leadership Course.
Non-Feeder MOS (All Services):
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.
Have documented experience with duties and skill sets similar to that of a 12Y or 125D. Sustained level of exceptional technical and leadership competency as a Team Leader of a Geospatial / GIS / GEOINT Organization; supported by civilian annual job performance appraisals and/or military evaluations on consecutive reports.
- 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). (NO WAIVERS)
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. (NO WAIVERS)
Obtain one or more academia, industry, or national level certification related to Geography, Geospatial Sciences, Geospatial Information Systems, or Geospatial Intelligence.
CW4 William A. Parker
Engineer Warrant Officer Proponent
U.S. Army Engineer School
CW5 Frank O. Davis
Senior Warrant Officer Advisor (ARNG)
U.S. Army Engineer School
14010 MSCOE Loop, Suite 1661
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Last Updated: 11 March 2023