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-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.
  • Sister Service(s):
    • 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.
    • 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 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)
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.​​
Please contact the proponent POC below only for questions regarding qualifications. Address all other inquiries to your Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter.
CW4 William A. Parker
Engineer Warrant Officer Proponent
U.S. Army Engineer School
14010 MSCOE Loop, Suite 3623
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473

COMM: 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: 11 March 2023