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.***
921A prerequisites (Active Component and Reserve Component)
Service Members Applying: (NON-WAIVERABLE)
  • Must be SGT(P) or above (ALL COMPO)
Military Education: (NON-WAIVERABLE)
  • Completion of ALC is not waiverable.  Completion of all phases of the 92R Advance Leadership Course (ALC) and must be annotated on ERB.  A copy of completed ALC DA Form 1059 will be included in the packet.  If ALC was completed in another MOS, this is a waiverable consideration.
Military Certification: (NON-WAIVERABLE)
  • All certifications must be current.
  • Must be Jump Master Qualified with a Senior Parachutist rating
  • Must have completed the Airdrop Load Inspectors Course
  • All certificates will be included in the completed packet.
Experience: (NON-WAIVERABLE)
  • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience performing 92R.
  • Must possess two (2) years of supervisory experience in a rigger facility
  • 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.
NCO Evaluation Report: (NON-WAIVERABLE)
  • 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.
  • Soldiers will submit all NCOERs; other service components will submit all evaluation reports.
  •  Outstanding duty performance is considered as a preponderance of the following:
    • DA Form 2166-8.  Exceeding the standard (Excellence).  Rated by the Rater (Part Va) as “Among the Best” with strong Senior Rater comments.
    • DA Form 2166-9-1.  “Met Standard” in Part IVc-h, with strong Rater comments in Part IVi.  “Most Qualified” or “Highly Qualified” with strong Senior Rater comments in Part V.
    • DA Form 2166-9-2.  Preponderance of “Far Exceeded Standard” or “Exceeded Standard” in Part IVc-i, with strong Rater comments in Part IVj; “Most Qualified” or “Highly Qualified” with strong Senior Rater comments in Part V.
  • Military Technicians will provide civilian evaluations to support experience.
Civilian Education: (NON-WAIVERABLE)
  • Must have six (6) semester hours of College English Composition from an accredited institution (Non-Waiverable).  Higher levels of College English, which utilizes English Composition as a prerequisite are acceptable. Speech and public speaking courses are not considered as meeting this requirement even if administered by the English department of an institution. 
  • Successful completion of the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) in College Composition is an acceptable alternative. Transcripts comprised of only military training credit are not acceptable. The Department of Education maintains a database of accredited postsecondary education institutions and programs at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
  • Successful completion of the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) 11/12A is an acceptable alternative.  Either of the below test are acceptable (both not required).
  • TABE 11/12A, Language or Writing,  with NRS Level score of 6 or higher (+)
***Percipio Courses will Sunset on 29 February 2024. No alternative has been identified. Percipio certificates obtained prior to 01 March 2024 will still be accepted. Otherwise, there are currently no waivers for the college credit requirement.***
Letter of Recommendation (LOR): (NON-WAIVERABLE)
  • Submit USAREC FORM 3.3 (Letter of Recommendation) from an Airdrop Systems Technician (CW3-CW5 Active Duty COMPO I) (CW2-CW5 National Guard COMPO II and Army Reserve COMPO III), 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
NOTE:  Waiver requests must be accompanied by a justification memorandum and supporting documentation provided by the service member.

Address all warrant officer application questions and inquiries to a Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter.  Please visit the "How Do I Apply" page for required forms and examples. Contact the proponent POCs below for any questions regarding technical qualifications.
CW5 Belinda A. Jackson
US Army Quartermaster School
Commercial: (804) 734-3702
QM Warrant Officer Proponent:
CW5 Sandy Amadis 
Commercial:  804-734-3533
USAR Warrant Officer Proponent:
CW4 Zach Gray 
Commercial: (804) 765-7322
Army Reserves who wishes to apply for position as a Warrant Officer, please contact the Army Reserve Warrant Officer Accession at email usarmy.usarc.arcg.mbx.hq-ops-spcmsn-organizational-mailbox@army.mil.
ARNG Warrant Officer Proponent:
CW4 Brenda Cash
Commercial: (804) 734-3312
Army National Guard wishing to apply for position as a Warrant Officer, should contact their State, Territory or the District of Columbia Warrant Officer Strength Manager (WOSM) at site http://www.nationalguard.com/contacts/wosm.

Last Update: 5 June 2024