Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
151A - Aviation Maintenance Technician
Manages personnel, supplies, equipment, and facility assets to maintain and repair Army rotary, fixed-wing and unmanned aerial systems.  Develops and implements responsive maintenance and logistical support to achieve the missions assigned by the Aviation maneuver commander.  They organize maintenance elements to inspect service, test, disassemble, repair, reassemble, adjust, replace parts, and retest aircraft or aircraft components.  Prepare, implement, and maintain standing operating procedures for management of maintenance activities.  Interpret regulations, technical manuals, and orders pertaining to maintenance and logistics of Army aircraft for commanders and subordinates.  Supervise Aviation equipment maintenance, direct maintenance, and accountability of organizational test equipment, supplies, and recovery equipment.  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.
  • Hold the following MOS: 15B, D, F, G, H, K, L, N, R, T, U, Y.
  • Must have worked five of the last eight years in CMF 15.
  • Be an Advanced Leadership Course (ALC) graduate in a feeder MOS.
  • At least one year experience as a section chief or equivalent supervisory experience as defined in DA Pam 611-21.
  • Supervisory experience must be documented in NCOER's.
  • All applicants must have a digitally signed letter of recommendation (LOR) from an Army Aviation Maintenance Technician 151A (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.
  • Hold an Aircraft and Power Plant (A&P) certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA).
  • 8-12 years of Active Federal Service, on date that DA form 61 is signed. 

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: 13 February 2024