Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

351Z - Attaché Intelligence Operations Technician

Attaché Intelligence Operations Technicians Leads joint operations and administrative support teams in Defense Attaché Offices (DAO) at diplomatic missions worldwide. Serves as principal advisor to the Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché (SDO/DATT) and ensures operations are conducted in accordance with requisite policies. Represents the Department of Defense (DOD) as a diplomat and conducts liaison with host nation and third country officials per diplomatic protocols. Serves as an Operations Coordinator (OPSCO) and conducts inter-agency coordination with embassy partners to further DOD efforts and advance US foreign-policy. Synchronizes the DAO operations, performs management in support of strategic reporting and ensures compliance with relevant regulations and policies. Facilitates DOD activities in foreign countries by providing operational, administrative, and logistical support to personnel caring out DOD initiatives. Serves as a key contributor to the embassy country team and advocates for DOD equities. Advises DOD personnel on embassy operations and inter-agency processes. Plans and manages DAO administration, policy compliance, finance, personnel, reporting, security and logistics.


***Applicants must meet all Administrative Requirements to become a Warrant Officer.***


351Z Prerequisites

  • Be a SGT (E-5) to MSG (E-8) in Compo 1; any branch of service. (NO WAIVERS)
  • Have successfully completed Attaché Staff Training Program (ASTP) at the Joint Military Attaché School (JMAS); produces SQI 7 (Attaché). (NO WAIVERS)
  • Currently serving or recently served as a Defense Attaché Office OPSCO, Operations NCO (OPSNCO) or Operations Assistant (OPS ASSIST) within the last two years.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as an OPSCO, OPSNCO or OPS ASSIST in at least two assignments in the DAS.
  • Must have successfully completed ALC Phase 1 or SSD-2/DLC II.
  • Must submit a minimum of three (3) NCOERs reflecting technical, tactical competence and exceptional duty performance ratings as an SQI 7 qualified NCO demonstrated by rater and senior rater comments.  It is recommended applicants wait for their most recent finalized NCOER prior to application submission. The most recent NCOER provided cannot exceed 12 months from the date the WO Application is submitted.   Applicants WILL submit all NCOERS regardless of duty position or duty MOS for review by the MI WO Proponent and Accession Board.    

    Rater’s bullet comments reflecting performance:

  • MOS competency and technical ability must be clearly stated on the NCOER
  • Supervisory capacity (leadership) in MOS by position or assignments
  • Bullets must identify that the NCO was responsible for executing MOS functions
  • Ability to lead and perform at a higher level in a stressful demanding environment

    Senior Rater's bullet comments reflecting potential:

  • Exceptional promotion potential
  • Capacity to serve in assignments or positions of increased supervisory responsibility
  • Must have a current Top Secret clearance based on a SSBI and must be currently eligible for access to sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI) prior to acceptance into the WOCS. Applicants requiring periodic reinvestigation (PR) must submit their PR paperwork prior to submitting a WO Accession Application.   
  • Enclose a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) from a Senior (351Z) Attaché Intelligence Operations Technician (CW3-CW5).  If a 351Z SWO is not assigned to your immediate organization, or no senior 351Z is available please contact Proponent for guidance/assistance. (NO WAIVERS)

    Direct DAS questions to the AAMD Chief at AAMD@DODIIS.mil.

    Direct all warrant officer application inquiries to a Warrant Officer Recruiter. 

    Contact the proponent POC below only for questions regarding MI prerequisites qualifications.



CW5 Brian N. Dickenson

Military Intelligence Warrant Officer Proponent

E-mail: brian.n.dickenson.mil@mail.mil

DSN: 821-6949

COMM: 520-538-6949


CW4 Tara K. Andes

Military Intelligence Warrant Officer Proponent

E-mail: tara.k.andes.mil@mail.mil

DSN: 821-1181

COMM: 520-533-1181




                                                                                                 Last Update: 9 November 2020