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Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

921A - Airdrop Systems Technician



Manage and supervise Army airdrop rigging and equipment maintenance activities. Supervise the inspection and packing of parachutes and ensure unserviceable, non-repairable, and overage parachutes are retired from the inventory. Provide technical assistance and guidance to commanders and staff of organizations with the mission of conducting/receiving airborne and/or airdrop operations. Supervise inspection of parachutes and parachute components to detect flaws in materials and workmanship. Supervise packing of parachutes and maintain compliance standards and criteria for life support systems and other delivery equipment. 


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


921A prerequisites (Active Component and Reserve Component):

  • Active Component Soldiers must be a SSG or above; Army National Guard and US Army Reserve Soldiers must be a SGT or above.
  • Be an ALC graduate in MOS 92R.
  • Must have at least seven years of experience performing MOS 92R duties within the last ten years. To ensure all certifications are current, the most recent year of experience must be performing as a 92R. -
  • Must possess three years of experience supervising operations in parachute packing, repair activity, aerial delivery facility or storage warehouse, either individually or combined. Military Technician, Government Contract, and other civilian job experiences that correlate with the feeder MOS will be considered for all Army National Guard and US Army Reserve Soldiers.
  • Must be Jump Master Qualified with a Senior Parachutist rating and have completed the Airdrop Load Inspectors Course.
  • Must score at the 12th grade level on the Language portion of the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE); the current TABE version 11/12 or previous TABE versions are acceptable.  Soldiers are exempt from this requirement if they have completed 6 credit hours of College English.
  • Provide copies of all NCOERs; the majority of the Soldier's NCOERS must be noted with "Successful" performance and "Superior potential by the Senior Rater or "Exceeded Standard" performance by the Rater and "Highly Qualified" potential by the Senior Rater, depending on which version of the NCOER is in the Soldier's packet. Military Technician, Government Contract, and other Civilian appraisals will be taken into consideration to determine the Soldier’s level of competence in the feeder MOS.
  • Submit USAREC FORM 3.3 (Letter of Recommendation) from a Senior Airdrop Systems Technician (e.g. CW3-CW5), assigned to the Soldier’s organization, that attests to their technical and tactical competence in MOS 92R. If no Senior Airdrop Systems Technician is assigned, provide a letter of recommendation from another Senior Quartermaster Warrant Officer (e.g. 920A, 920B, 922A or 923A) assigned to the Soldier’s organization/installation.


Active Component, Army National Guard, and US Army Reserve Soldiers should contact the POCs listed below for questions regarding the Quartermaster Prerequisites.  Please address all other questions to your Regional Warrant Officer RecruiterPlease visit the "Forms Download" page for required forms and samples.


CW5 Belinda A. Jackson
Quartermaster WO Proponent Officer 
US Army Quartermaster School
Fort Lee, VA 23801
Office: (804)-734-3533
DSN: 687-3533


CW4 Michael F. Langille
USAR / Army National Guard QM WO Proponent Officer
Commercial: (804)-734-3312

Last Updated: 18 May 2020