Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
890A Ammunition Warrant Officer
 
Duties: 
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 the duties of accountable officer when designated.
 
***Applicants must meet all Administrative Requirements to become a Warrant Officer.***
 
Minimum Prerequisites:
1.  Must be SGT (E-5) or above.
2.  Must have 24 months of experience in the primary OD MOS documented on the NCOERs.  Those with less than 48 months of experience must offset the lack of experience with certifications, credentials, technical training, or equivalent civilian experience.  See Preferred Qualifications below.
3.  ALC Graduate from feeder MOS, OR civilian employment evaluations in a related field, OR transcripts and/or certifications of equivalent training from acceptable institutions or industries.  See Preferred Qualifications below.
4.  Six semester hours of English, OR combination of three semester hours of English and Communication, OR successfully complete the five Business Grammar Courses in Skillport:
  • Business Grammar: Parts of Speech
  • Business Grammar: Working with Words
  • Business Grammar: Sentence Construction
  • Business Grammar: The Mechanics of Writing
  • Final Exam: Business Grammar Basics
5.  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).
6.  Must be fully deployable.
 
Preferred Qualifications (not limited to):
  • AMMO-43-DL 8A-F62/551-F54 Intermodal Dry Cargo CNTR/CSC Reinspection
  • AMMO-63-DL 4E-F44/645-F28 - U.S. Army Explosive Safety Familiarization
  • AMMO-67-DL 9E-F69/920-F37 – HAZMAT Familiarization/ Safety in Transfer
  • AMMO-68-DL 4E-F46/645-F30 – Military Munitions Rule
  • AMMO-97-DL 4E-F64/645-F48 – Munitions History Program
  • AMMO-112-DL 4E-F28/645-F12 – Ammunition and Explosive Storage Safety
  • Ammo-10-DL 9E-F62/920-F29-AMMUNITION QUALITY ASSURANCE
  • Ammo-28-DL 4E-F33/645-F17-ARMY ELECTRICAL EXPLOSIVE SAFETY
  • Ammo-31-DL 9E-F64/920-F32-ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR AMMO PERS
  • Ammo-37-DL 9E-F66/920-F34-GENERAL TRANS OF HAZ MAT REFRESHER 
  • Ammo-45-DL 9E-F67/920-F35-INTRODUCTION TO AMMUNITION
  • Ammo-54-DL 9E-F68/920-F36-RISK MGMT & PREP OF SOP FOR AMMO & EXP
  • Ammo-75-DL 4E-F49/645-F33-AMMUNITION PHYSICAL SECURITY
  • Ammo-78-DL 4E-F62/645-F46-AMMUNITION PUBLICATIONS
  • Ammo-99-DL 4E-F65/645-F49-APPLICATION OF US ARMY ESQD PRINCIPLES
  • Ammo-100-DL 4E-F25/431-F9-ARMY EXPLOSIVE SAFETY SITE PLANNING
  • Ammo-107-DL 4E-F26/431-F10-INTRO TO EXPL SFTY MGMT FOR SFTY PROS
  • Pack-1A-DL 8A-F63/551-F55-DEFENSE BASIC PRESERVATION AND PACKING 
  • Total Ammunition Management Information System (TAMIS) Class
  • Support Operations I and II 
  • MOS related credentialing through Credentialing Opportunities In-Line (COOL)
  • QA/QC Workshop w/ Certificate of Training
  • United Services Military Apprenticeship Program
  • Civilian employment experience in related field
  • Commander’s Safety Course
NCOER Criteria:
Rater’s bullet comments reflecting exceptional performance:
  • The duties and responsibilities must be feeder MOS related and clearly stated.
  • The majority of NCOERs must reflect MOS competency, exceptional duty performance with quantifiable technical bullets that support the duties and responsibilities, areas of emphasis, and appointed duties.
  • Senior Rater comments must be clear in defining NCO MOS competency, ability to lead and perform at a higher level in a stressful demanding environment.
  • Exceptional promotion potential, i.e. promote now/immediately.
  • Capacity to serve in assignments or positions of increased supervisory responsibility.
Senior Warrant Officer’s Letter of Recommendation:
LOR must be from a Senior Warrant Officer CW3-CW5 in MOS 890A. The LOR must come from a Senior Warrant Officer within your immediate organization or your chain of command. If a Senior Warrant Officer in not assigned to your immediate organization or higher command:
  • For Active Component, contact the Personnel Development Officer POCs below to assist with contacting a Senior Warrant Officer holding the feeder MOS to facilitate the required interview.
  • For Reserve Component, contact the assigned Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) in your chain of command to assist with contacting a Senior Warrant Officer holding the feeder MOS to facilitate the required interview.
Active Army
CW3 Daniela Sanchez
DSN: 539-7371
COM: 804-765-7371
FAX: 804-765-7337
 
Army Reserve
CW5 Todd A. Good
DSN: 539-7383
COM: 804-765-7383
FAX: 804-765-7337
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: https://www.stayarmyreserve.army.mil/wo.html
 
Army National Guard 
CW3 Kevin O Cutchin
DSN: 539-7390
COM: 804-765-7390
FAX: 804-765-7337
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. For more information on the Army National Guard Warrant Officer Accession program please visit: https://www.nationalguard.com/contact/wosm
 

Last Updated: 01 August 2022