Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

170B - Electronic Warfare Technician
The Electronic 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. (NO WAIVERS)
  • Have a TOP SECRET clearance prior to attendance at the 170B qualification course. Note: All EW Warrant Officer (170B) operational assignments may require a final TOP SECRET clearance with SCI eligibility. (NO WAIVERS)
  • Have a written endorsement letter (LOR) from an interview with a CW3-CW5 Active Duty Electronic Warfare Warrant. (NO WAIVERS)
  • Base line scores of 110 for Electronics (EL) and Technical (ST).
  • Must have three (3) hours of English Composition, three (3) hours of Science, and three (3) hours of Math (“C “grade or higher) from an accredited college or university.
  • 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.
Direct all warrant application inquiries to your Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter.
Contact the proponent POC below for questions regarding Cyber prerequisite qualifications.
CW4 Brandi L. Wyatt 
Electronic 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
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
CW3 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: 30 March 2023