Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
914A - Allied Trades Warrant Officer
Directs the setup, operation, and maintenance of machine tools and welding equipment used to fabricate or repair parts, mechanisms, tools, and machinery. Manages automotive body, frame, and hull repair, painting, glass, radiator, canvas, and woodworking shop operations. Supervises and conducts recovery operations and maintenance of tracked and wheeled recovery equipment. Employs principles of mechanics, metals identification procedures, shop mathematics, and shop layout. Establishes and directs the upkeep of shop, stock, repair parts, and maintenance-related items required per applicable regulations. Manages quality assurance and production control programs to ensure established work standards are met and repairs are made on a timely basis. Establishes training programs to ensure subordinates are qualified in current metal fabrication and machining techniques as well as equipment operation. Coordinates shop activities with other repair shops to ensure equipment is quickly repaired and returned to user. Establishes and conducts a shop safety program per applicable regulations.
***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
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 allied trades, metal working, and machinery
- 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
Letters of Recommendation (LORs): LOR must be from a Senior Warrant Officer CW3 in CMF 91 or CW4-CW5 in MOS 915E. 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 chain of command:
- 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.
- Reserve Components 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 with metal fabrication, metal working and recovery operations.
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.
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: CW4 Fulbert P. Macaraeg (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