Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

913A - Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer
 
Duties:
Directly responsible for all activities and personnel engaged in field level maintenance which involves the repair of small arms, field artillery and armament weapon systems. Directs procedures for the identification and troubleshooting of malfunctions in electrical, hydraulic, fire control, and instrument items. Establishes evacuation and replacement procedures of such items that are unserviceable and beyond the repair capabilities of forward support companies. Manages quality assurance and production control programs to ensure established work standards are met and repairs are made on a timely basis. Responsible for the accurate reporting and monitoring to include tracking of requisitioned repair parts through the Maintenance Control Section to include the Logistics Information System. Enforces regulations and procedures pertaining to physical security, accountability, and shipment of weapons. Directs repair teams in support of field units and activities. Establishes and directs a shop safety program per applicable regulations. Establishes a technical library and examines, interprets, and disseminates technical material, including orders and bulletins.
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: https://usarmy.skillport.com/skillportfe/custom/login/usarmy/login.action
  • 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):
  • Special Operations Forces and Non-Standard Armament Course
  • Gunsmithing Credentials
  • Joint Armorer Course
  • Special Forces and Foreign Weapons
  • Maintenance Manager Course
  • GCSS-Army (GTRAC) Certifications
  • GCSS-Army Operator and Managers Courses
  • Support Operations I and II 
  • United Services Military Apprenticeship Program
  • Field Level Maintenance New Equipment Training (FLMNET)
  • Professional Education Center (Technician Courses)
  • Sustainment Training Center (Technician Courses)
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer technical courses
  • Civilian employment experience in related field
  • Commander’s Safety Course
  • MOS related credentialing through Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL)
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 or above in CMF 91. 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.
  • ​For National Guard Component, contact the state WO Strength Manager or Ordnance ARNG Proponent Warrant Officer to assist with contacting a Senior Warrant Officer holding the feeder MOS for the letter of endorsement.

MASTER GUNNER Pilot Program
Applicable ONLY to ARMY applicants who meet ALL of the following:

Note:  There are NO waivers for the following prerequisites:
1.  SSG or above
2.  115 GT score
3.  11B, 12B, 13F, 19D, or 19K AND possess one of the following ASIs: A8, K8, or J3, documented on the ERB with all NCOERs and DA Form 1059s provided in the application.
4.  24 months of experience as an ASI A8, K8, or J3 qualified master gunner.  Must be documented in the NCOERs.
5.  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: https://usarmy.skillport.com/skillportfe/custom/login/usarmy/login.action
  • 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
​6.  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).
7.  Must be fully deployable.
 
 
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.
 
Active Army
CW3 William Washington Jr.
DSN: 539-7370
COM: 804-765-7370
FAX: 804-765-7337
 
Army Reserve
CW5 Todd A. Good
E-mail: todd.a.good.mil@army.mil
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://stayarmyreserve.army.mil/wo.htm
 
Army National Guard 
POC: CW3 Kevin O. Cutchin
E-Mail: kevin.o.cutchin.mil@army.mil
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: 09 June 2022