Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
150A - Air Traffic and Air Space Management Technician
Supervises the effective utilization of ATC equipment and ATC personnel at all categories of Army ATC facilities; supervises fixed base ATC training and rating programs, combat support training and certification programs, and combat support and fixed base facility operations procedures; and supervises airspace management functions and airspace processing procedures into the National Airspace System (NAS). Aviation warrant officers fill a unique role within Army Aviation as the technical and tactical experts of the branch providing long-term continuity of service within both conventional and special operations Aviation units.
***Applicants must meet all Administrative Requirements to become a Warrant Officer.***
Minimum prerequisites: 
  • Be a SGT (E5) or above in MOS 15Q, USAF 1C1xx, USMC 7257, or USN A400 (AC).
  • Last five years’ experience in MOS 15Q, hold an Air Traffic Control Tower rating or Radar Air Traffic Control rating.
  • Successfully pass a Class IV Flying Duty Medical Examination (FDME) IAW AR 40-501 approved by the Director, U.S. Army Aeromedical Activity. Applicant's can request access to their records and receive updates pertaining to their flight physicals at: https://aero.health.mil/aero/portal/airportal.main.welcome
  • Two years’ experience in air traffic control leadership positions as Tactical Team Leader or Shift Leader as defined in DA Pam 611-21. Leadership experience must be documented on NCOER's or Sister Service equivalent.
  • Applicants from sister services will be considered based on qualifications and experience. An MOS prerequisite waiver required, which will address leadership positions, qualifications, experience, and ALC equivalent schools.
  • Advanced Leadership Course (ALC) graduate in a feeder MOS or Sister Service equivalent.
  • All applicants must have a digitally signed letter of recommendation (LOR) from an Army Aviation Air Traffic and Air Space Management Technician 150A (CW3 to CW5) currently serving (Not Retired) to accompany their Company and Battalion Commander LOR's. The Warrant Officer LOR must attest to the applicant's technical/tactical competency and potential for warrant officer service.
NOTE: Waivers will be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and only on a case-by-case basis.
Preferred qualifications (Minimum plus):
  • Two years of college credit at an accredited institution.
  • Experience as a Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) air traffic controller.

Address all warrant officer application questions and inquiries to a Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter.  Please visit the "How Do I Apply" page for required forms and examples.

***Contact the proponent POCs below for any questions regarding technical qualifications and aviation policy. Use this group email box in lieu of emailing each manager separately:  usarmy.novosel.avncoe.mbx.avn-warrant-officer@army.mil***

Aviation Proponent POC:
CW3 Ed Colby
COMM: 334-255-1414
DSN: 558-1414
Mr. Allen R. (Randy) Godfrey
Aviation Proponent Program Analyst

COMM: 334-255-1430
DSN: 558-1430
Mr. David M. Miller
Aviation Proponent Program Analyst
COMM: 334-255-1454
DSN: 558-1454

Last Updated: 01 November 2023