Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

170B - Electromagnetic Warfare Technician
The Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) Technicians, 170Bs, analyze, plan, organize, execute, monitor, integrate and assess EW operations, threat environment, and technical requirements. The EW Technician focuses the efforts of EW systems, both air and ground, against adversary personnel, facilities, or equipment with the intent of denying, degrading, disrupting, neutralizing, defeating or destroying enemy capabilities, while protecting the use of friendly electromagnetic system operations through active coordination, integration and de-confliction. The EW Technician will integrate EW into the targeting and planning process as well as assist in the development of the enemy EW order of battle, EW target information and products, intelligence, and target selection standards. Junior grade warrant officers (W1 and W2) serve as an EW Technician within a Brigade Combat Team (BCT), Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), as well as within other Army units. Advanced-level warrant officers (W3) serve as an EW Technician within a Division, Multi-Domain Task Force (MDTF), and may fill development and broadening assignment positions. Senior-level warrant officers (W4) serve as an EW Technician within a Division and Corps / Corps-level unit, and may also fill development and broadening assignment positions. Master-level warrant officers (W5) serve as Echelons above Corps (EAC) EW Technicians.
***Applicants must meet all Administrative Requirements to become a Warrant Officer.***
Minimum Prerequisites (all general prerequisites apply):
  • Be a SGT and Above. (NO WAIVERS)
  • Be a Basic Leadership Course (BLC) graduate. (NO WAIVERS)
  • (ARMY) Applicants must have at least 36 months of documented (NCOER) experience executing EW operation and/or supporting, maintaining or managing EW Systems at the Brigade, Division, or Corps Levels.
  • Applicants must be able to obtain an adjudicated TS security clearance, prior to attending the 170B qualification course.  (NO Active Duty WAIVERS).  
  • A letter of recommendation (LOR) from a senior 170B Warrant Officer (CW3-CW5) is required (NO WAIVERS)
  • Base line scores of 110 for Electronics (EL) and Technical (ST).
  • Must have three (3) hours of English Composition and three (3) hours of Math (“C “grade or higher) from an accredited college or university. The only acceptable alternatives are completing the CLEP College Algebra and English Composition examination or an Associate’s degree or higher. The Department of Education maintains a database of accredited postsecondary education institutions and programs at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. (NO WAIVERS)
  • Must have two years documented (NCOERs) in a leadership position in feeder MOS.
Preferred qualifications for Active Component:
  • Hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • Have experience and certifications in RF Theory, RADAR, or Antenna Theory.
**ALARACT 014/2023 - IMPLEMENTING GUIDANCE FOR DIRECT APPOINTMENT AND DIRECT COMMISSION OF CERTAIN WARRANT OFFICERS** Cyber Proponent will keep the option available for Warrant Officer Direct Appointment and Direct Commissioning to carefully respond to accessions, grade strength, and/or year group shortfalls as needed on a case-by-case basis. If branch-wide implementation of these options occurs Proponent will notify the branch. WO Applicants cannot apply for Direct Appointment or Commissioning, if implementation occurs each and every packet is evaluated for possible inclusion. 

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.
CW4 Brandi L. Wyatt 
Electromagnetic Warfare Career Program Manager
Office Chief of Cyber
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
COMM: (706) 791-6887
DSN: (312) 780-6887
Gov Cell: (706) 524-1779
Jaclyn D. Rivera
WO Force Integration Specialist
Office Chief of Cyber,
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
COMM: (706) 791-5147
DSN: (312) 780-5147
CW5 Ramil F. Francisco
USAR Senior Warrant Officer Advisor/Liaison
Cyber Center of Excellence
COMM: (706) 691-3865
CW4 Walter Eis
ARNG Liaison to Cyber Proponent
Cyber Warrant Officer Career Program Manager

E-Mail: walter.b.eis.mil@army.mil
Office: (706) 791-3077

Last Updated: 09 May 2024