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.
***Applicants must meet all Administrative Requirements to become a Warrant Officer***
Minimum Prerequisites:
  • Army MOS 12Y.
    • ​Active Component (AC) SGT (E5) or Army Reserve (AR)/National Guard (NG) SGT (E5) and above.
    • Soldier will submit NCOERs, documenting exceptional leadership and technical skills.
  • Sister Service(s):
    • MOS:
      • AIR FORCE 1N1xx, Imagery Analyst, 1N6x1, Imagery Ground Station Operator.
      • NAVY 8284 Imagery Ground Station Operator, IS - Intelligence Specialist.
      • USMC 0241 Imagery Analysis Specialist, 0261 Geographic Intelligence Specialist.
      • Service member will submit performance evaluations, documenting exceptional leadership and technical skills.​
  • 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.
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). (NO WAIVERS)
Letter(s) of Recommendation:
  • Technical Performance Verification Letter of Recommendation: A Technical Letter of Recommendation (LoR) (Performance Verification) from a Company-Grade Warrant Officer (CW2) WO MOS 125D is expected to be submitted with the applicant's packet to account for technical experience. (PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED)
  • 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)
  • In organizations where no SWO is available, please contact the Proponency Office for guidance/assistance.
  • *All Active Duty (AD) EN Officers seeking to transition to 125D must submit an Unqualified Resignation (UQR) packet IAW with AR 600-8-4.  EN officers must submit a UQR through their unit's Human Resources Office (S-1) upon selection and the subsequent release of the Warrant Officer Selection Board Results.
Preferred Prerequisites:
  • 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.​​
**ALARACT 075/2023 - IMPLEMENTING GUIDANCE FOR DIRECT APPOINTMENT AND DIRECT COMMISSION OF CERTAIN WARRANT OFFICERS** Engineer Proponent will keep the option available for Warrant Officer Candidates that are competitive to be considered for Direct Appointment (DA) and Direct Commissioning (DC) to carefully respond to accessions, grade strength, and year group shortfalls as needed on a case-by-case basis.  The competing population will be informed after the board if a branch-wide implementation of these options has occurred. 
Engineer Criteria for ALARACT 075/2023:
  1. SSG or above
  2. Advanced Leader Course (ALC) / Senior Leader Course (SLC) / Master Leader Course (MLC) Graduate
  3. Evaluations: NCOERs and Academic Evaluation Reports (AER) displaying above average performance

Address all warrant officer application questions and inquiries to a Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter. Please visit the "How Do I Apply" page for all application information and required forms and samples. Contact the proponent POCs below for any questions regarding technical qualifications.
CW4 Michael Dugan
Deputy Director, Engineer Personnel Development Office (EPDO)
U.S. Army Engineer School
14010 MSCOE Loop, Suite 3623
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Office (P): (573) 563-4080
CW5  Frank O. Davis
Senior Warrant Officer Advisor (ARNG)
U.S. Army Engineer School
14010 MSCOE Loop, Suite 1661
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
COMM: 573-563-7119
DSN: 676-7119

Last Updated: 22 May 2024