Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
890A - Ammunition Warrant Officer
Directs and coordinates the implementation of the following activities: Accountability, receipt, storage, issue, inspection, maintenance and demilitarization of conventional ammunition, components, residue and inert training ammunition devices. Investigates and reports conventional ammunition accidents, failures, or malfunctions. Supervises and manages the Standard Army Ammunition System (SAAS) at all levels. Prepares and/or reviews ammunition storage waivers. Prepares, reviews and /or implements the following operational plans in ammunition storage areas; Firefighting, emergency destruction, physical security, explosive safety and transportation flow. Performs other company grade officer level duties as required/essential to the unit mission. The Ammunition Warrant Officer is a self-aware and adaptive technical expert, combat leader, trainer and advisor.
***Applicants must meet all Administrative Requirements to become a Warrant Officer.***
- SGT (E-5) or above.
- 48 months of experience in the primary Ordnance MOS documented on NCOERs. See NCOER section below.
- ALC Graduate from feeder MOS documented on ERB with all DA Form 1059s provided in the application.
Six semester hours of college level English from a regionally-accredited academic institution not gained through an evaluation of military education. The TABE 11/12 version A or 6 semester hours earned from the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) can be submitted to satisfy this requirement. Must score at the 12th grade level on both the Language and Reading portions of the TABE 11/12 version A.
Physical profile of not less than 111221. Have normal vision correctable to 20/20; normal color discrimination per AR 40-501 (may be waived by USAREC surgeon).
Must be fully deployable
NCOERs: Must submit copies of ALL NCOERs. The NCOERs must reflect outstanding and exceptional duty performance from the Rater and outstanding and exceptional potential from the Senior Rater.
Rater’s bullet comments reflecting performance:
- PMOS 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 or has experience in operating the Standard Army Ammunition Systems- Modernized (SAAS-MOD), experience in the handling, disposition and accounting of Ammunition.
- Proficiency and ability to account for and maintain ammunition and Army equipment
- Ability to lead and perform at a higher level in a stressful demanding environment
Senior Rater's bullet comments reflecting:
- Exceptional promotion potential
- Capacity to serve in assignments or positions of increased supervisory responsibility
Letters of Recommendation (LOR’s): LOR must be from a Senior Warrant Officer (CW3-CW5) holding MOS 890A. The LOR must come from a Senior Warrant Officer within your immediate organization, chain of command or Installation. If a Senior Warrant Officer in not assigned to your organization, immediate chain of command or Installation:
- Active Component Soldiers can contact the Personnel Development Officer POCs below to assist with contacting a Senior Warrant Officer holding the feeder MOS to facilitate the required interview.
- Reserve Component Soldiers contact the assigned Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) in your chain of command. They can write the LOR or assist with contacting a Senior Warrant Officer holding the feeder MOS to facilitate the required interview.
NOTE 1: Experience defined: Specific (operations/logistic support) experience includes any position involving direct contact with equipment/commodity/electronics/ repair, retail or wholesale munitions operations and/or munitions management.
NOTE 2: Reserve Components civilian experience related to their MOS will be taken into consideration. Evaluation reports documenting experience must describe specific MOS related positions, duties, and responsibilities performed and must be commensurate with the rank of the soldier.
NOTE 3: Online courses available to enhance technical experience. (not required)
AMMO-43-DL 8A-F62/551-F54 - INTERMODAL DRY CARGO CNTR/CSC REINSPEC (CERT)
AMMO-63-DL 4E-F44/645-F28 - U.S. ARMY EXPL SAFETY FAMILIARIZATION (CERT)
AMMO-67-DL 9E-F69/920-F37 - HAZMAT FAMILIARIZATION/SAFETY IN TRANS (CERT)
AMMO-68-DL 4E-F46/645-F30 - MILITARY MUNITIONS RULE (CERT)
AMMO-97-DL 4E-F64/645-F48 - MUNITIONS HISTORY PROGRAM (MHP)
AMMO-112-DL 4E-F28/645-F12 - AMMUNIITON AND EXPLOSIVES STORAGE SAFETY (CERT)
Please contact the proponent POCs below for any questions regarding technical qualifications. Address all other inquiries to a Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter. Please visit the "Forms Download" page for required forms and samples.
POC: CW3 Terrence A. Steadman (Active Component)
Ordnance Branch Interview - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/warrant-officer-recruiting-talk/id1516321891?i=1000479315755
If you are a member of the Army Reserves (regardless of branch) and who wishes to apply for position as a Warrant Officer, for more information on the Army Reserve Warrant Officer Accession program please visit:
POC: CW5 Robert S. Combs (Reserve Components)
If you are a member of the Army National Guard talk to your State, Territory or the District of Columbia Warrant Officer Strength Manager (WOSM) to see if you meet the qualifications and how to complete a Predetermination Packet. To speak to a Warrant Officer Strength manager please visit:
POC: CW3 Kevin O Cutchin (Army National Guard)
Last Updated: 8 March 2021