Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

921A - Airdrop Systems Technician



Serve as a leader, planner, manager, trainer, technician, subject matter expert and advisor within the command.  Advise and work directly with staff and senior leadership at all echelons on integrated aerial delivery logistics for multi-domain operations in support of large area scale combat operations, special operations and humanitarian operations including interoperability within a joint operational environment and with allied nations. Advise and work directly with staff and senior leadership at all echelons by identifying limitations and capabilities of the commands aerial delivery assets by making recommendations for improvements on all aspects of aerial delivery activities to include procedures, training, doctrine and force structure to enhance training exercises and aerial delivery combat support activity. Advise and work directly with staff and senior leadership at all echelons on command inspection programs for aerial delivery standardizations and compliance within the full range of aerial delivery to include military personnel parachute programs and operations. Ensure compliance with all doctrinal guidance within aerial delivery support activities and provides subject matter expertise on aerial delivery force structure, doctrine, and policies by reviewing and making recommends to these publications. Serve as a career military parachutist regardless of the pay grade ensuring relevancy of expert advice. Serve as a subject matter experts during combat readiness center boards and AR 15-6 investigations of personnel parachute fatalities and airdrop mishaps. Promote better understanding of aerial delivery operations and provide subject matter expertise for the practical application of new science and technology initiatives and during test and development of aerial delivery methods and equipment. 


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


NOTE: Prerequisite waivers will be considered but not guaranteed.


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. All certifications must be current.

  • 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 A is the only acceptable version.  Soldiers are exempt from this requirement if they have completed 6 credit hours of College English/CLEP.

  • 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 an Airdrop Systems Technician (CW2-CW5), assigned to the Soldier’s organization, that attests to their technical and tactical competence in MOS 92R. If no Airdrop Systems Technician is assigned, provide a letter of recommendation from another 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

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CW5 Jason J. Pitts
U.S. Army Reserve QM WO Proponent Officer
Commercial: (804) 734-3441
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CW4 Tollie Yoder
Army National Guard QM WO Proponent Officer
Commercial: (804) 734-3312
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                                                                                              Last Update: 12 March 2021