Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
882A - Mobility Officer
Plan, organize, and supervise the preparation and execution of unit movement and distribution operations. Coordinate deployment and distribution actions with multinational, Joint, Army, and commercial agencies through the Joint Logistics Enterprise. Prepare and validate deployment and redeployment plans, orders, and SOPs. Provide training in unit movement operations, and supervise the use of Joint/Army transportation systems to document Army redeployment, and distribution operations. Assist commanders in planning and conducting unit movement operations and operational maneuver.

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

Minimum prerequisites for all applicants:  Minimum prerequisites are required in addition to the basic Warrant Officer qualifications listed here:  https://recruiting.army.mil/ISO/AWOR/BASIC_QUALIFICATION/.  Lacking any of the prerequisites below requires a waiver from the 882A proponent. 

(The following minimum prerequisites) (No Waivers)
Service Members Applying:
  • Must be SSG or above (Active Duty COMPO I)
  • Must be a SGT(P) or above (National Guard COMPO II and Army Reserve COMPO III)
  • Have a minimum of 7 years, but less than 12 years Active Federal Service (AFS) on the date DA Form 61 signed. (AFS Waivers are determined by DA G1)
  • Current Secret Security Clearance (Interim clearance are unacceptable)
  • Must have physical profile of not less than 22221 (to hold Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)
  • 110 GT Score
Military Education:
  • Graduate of the 80 hour Unit Movement Officer Deployment Planning Course (UMODPC) taught/approved by the US Army Transportation School. (Can be displayed on 88N ALC DA Form 1059)
  • Graduate of 80 hour TC-AIMS II (Functional User) course taught/approved by the US Army Transportation School. (Can be displayed on 88N ALC DA Form 1059)
  • Completion of all phases of the Advance Leadership Course (Indicated on ERB and provide copy of DA Form 1059)
  • 88N MOS - Minimum of seven (7) years operational or sustainment experience in the MOS
  • All Other MOS/Applicants – Three (3) years or more of documented successful experience with planning and executing deployment and/or distribution operations. Experience can be documented through NCOERs, award citations, et.al.
  • Must have serve and annotated in duty description of NCOERs/OERs/Evaluations in a Battalion or Higher S-3/4/5/7/ or G-3/4/5/7.  Example BCT S-3/4/5, DIV G3/4/5/DTO, CORP G-3/4/5/CTO, ASCC G3/4/5, MCB S-3/4/5/SPO, SB S-3/4/5/SPO, ESC S-3/4/5/SPO, TSC G-3/5/TOB/DIB, SDDC G-3/4/5, TRANSCOM G-3/4/5, SOCOM SB/S-3/4/5.
  • Preferred experience includes any of the following:
    • Mobilization Operations
    • Deployments Operations
    • Sustainment Operations
    • Redeployment Operations
    • Combat Training Center (CTC) rotations
    • Deployment Exercise rotations
    • Joint Event Lifecycle (JELC) exercises
    • Joint Logistic Over-The-Shore (JLOTS)
    • EDRE Level 2/3/4
 NCOER / OER / Evaluation Report:
  • Soldiers will submit all NCOERs/OERs; other service components will submit all evaluation reports.
  • Minimum of four (4) NCOERs/OERs/evaluation reports are needed to apply.
  • NCOERs/OERs/evaluation reports must reflect outstanding duty performance in logistic operations and/or personnel/equipment management. 
  • Outstanding duty performance is considered as a preponderance of the following:
    • DA Form 2166-8.  Exceeding the standard (Excellence).  Rated by the Rater (Part Va) as “Among the Best” with strong Senior Rater comments.
    • DA Form 2166-9-1.  “Met Standard” in Part IVc-h, with strong Rater comments in Part IVi.  “Most Qualified” or “Highly Qualified” with strong Senior Rater comments in Part V.
    • DA Form 2166-9-2.  Preponderance of “Far Exceeded Standard” or “Exceeded Standard” in Part IVc-i, with strong Rater comments in Part IVj; “Most Qualified” or “Highly Qualified” with strong Senior Rater comments in Part V.
    • All – Outstanding performance should be articulated by specific, quantifiable comments by the Rater. Senior Rater potential comments should be clearly quantified and qualified.  Mobility/Logistic technical competence should be clearly stated in the evaluations. Must state the applicant has the capacity to serve in assignments or positions of increased capacity
    • Must document exceptional MOS and leadership skills.
    • MOS competency and technical ability must be clearly stated on the NCOERs/OERs/evaluation Reports.
Civilian Education:
  • Six (6) semester hours College Composition from an accredited academic institution. Speech and public speaking courses are not considered as meeting this requirement even if administered by the English department of an institution. Successful completion of the CLEP College Composition examination in English or an undergraduate degree are the only acceptable alternatives. Transcripts comprised of only military training credit are not acceptable. The Department of Education maintains a database of accredited postsecondary education institutions and programs at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
Letter of Recommendation (LOR):  
Must be from a Senior Mobility Officer (CW3-CW5) in the component for which you are applying.  For Reserve/ National Guard Component applicants, a Letter of Recommendation from a Mobility Officer (CW3 or above) is preferred however, a recommendation from a CW5 warrant officer of any MOS is acceptable. The letter attests to your technical and tactical competence. The LOR must come from a Senior Warrant Officer (SWO) within your immediate organization, your chain of command, or the Senior 882A on your installation.  If a Senior Warrant Officer is not assign to your immediate organization or chain of command, contact the Proponent POC below to assist with contacting an 882A SWO to facilitate the required interview. 
Preferred Prerequisites:  
Preferred prerequisites make a packet stronger.  They are not requirements and do not require a waiver if lacking.  Documented must be on official transcripts or training certificates
  • Integrated Computerized Deployment System (ICODES) Air Load Planner
  • Joint Operational Planning and Execution System (JOPES)
  • Current Technical Transportation of Hazardous Materials HAZMAT Certifier certificate
  • Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES)
  • Battle Staff
  • SPO Phase I
  • SPO Phase II
  • Associate Degree or higher from an accredited college or university
Applicants must submit a separate waiver request for each prerequisite not met.  Waiver requests must provide rationale as to why the waiver should be granted. Submission of a waiver does not constitute automatic approval. 
Physical Demands Category:

***ATRRS Prerequisite prior to attendance to WOBC***

Soldiers selected for MOS 882A must complete the following two Distance Learning Courses prior to attendance to WOCS or your WOBC reservation will be cancelled.

  • Graduate of the 4 hour Hazmat Familiarization/Safety in Transportation (CERT) - distance learning course on
Academic Hours: 4
  • Graduate of the 2 hour joint Operation Planning Execution System (JOPES) Overview (JOV) through distance learning course taught by the Joint Deployment Training Center
Course Title: JD1101 JOPES Overview (JOV)
Course: JDTC-US351
Academic Hours: 2
Please contact the proponent POC below for any questions regarding qualifications.  ***Address recruiting and packet inquiries to your Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter***
Active Duty POC:
CW4 Olga I. Negron
Warrant Officer Proponent Career Development Officer of the Chief of Transportation (OCOT)
COMM: 804.765.7902
DSN: 312.539.7902
Army Reserve POC:
CW4 Lourdes I. Rideaux
Reserve Affairs Mobility Warrant Officer of the Chief of Transportation
COMM: 804.765.7466
DSN: 312.539.7466

Last Updated: 15 August 2022