Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

915A - Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer



Plans, organizes, and executes field maintenance of wheeled and light tracked vehicles, self-propelled artillery systems, and fire control, armament, ground support, and powered driven chemical equipment. Diagnoses, tests, and analyzes malfunctions of unit equipment. Directs the establishment and operation of unit shop stock lists for field repair and maintenance related operations. Establishes and enforces shop fire and safety programs. Manages unit calibration requirements and unit level oil analysis program. Prepares readiness reports. Writes and updates internal SOPs for maintenance areas. Directs emergency recovery and repair for all unit equipment. Manages the Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS). Manages scheduling of periodic maintenance and services. Manages dispatch of passenger, cargo, and combat vehicles. Manages requisitioning and exchange of repair parts and disposal of POL products. Establishes internal procedures to receive, issue, and store tools, parts, publications, and POL products.


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

  • Check out this interview to learn more about becoming an Ordnance Warrant Officer


Minimum Prerequisites:
  • 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; or a combination of three semester hours of college level English, and Communication; or successfully complete the following Skillport courses:
    • 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

  • 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 scheduling, tracking or  the reporting of materiel readiness in their organization
  • Ability to lead and perform at a higher level in a stressful demanding environment
  • Proficiency and ability to manage processes related to MOS

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 contact with equipment readiness and organizational 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.



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)
E-Mail: fulbert.p.macaraeg.mil@army.mil
DSN: 539-7370
COM: 804-765-7370
FAX: 804-765-7337

Ordnance Branch Podcast


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)
E-mail: r
DSN: 539-7383
COM: 804-765-7383
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. To speak to a Warrant Officer Strength manager please visit:




POC: CW3 Kevin O Cutchin (Army National Guard)

E-Mail: kevin.o.cutchin.mil@mail.mil

DSN: 539-7390

COM: 804-765-7390

FAX: 804-765-7337



Last Updated: 8 October 2021