Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
948B - Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer
The Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer manages personnel, equipment, and facility assets for the installation, operation, repair, maintenance, and modification of radio, radar, computer, electronic data processing, controlled cryptographic items, television, fiber optical, radiological and related communications equipment and associated tools, test and accessory equipment. Establishes section SOPs and instructions to ensure that a proper work environment is maintained. Ensures all assigned personnel adhere to maintenance schedules, The Army Maintenance Management Systems (TAMMS), Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA-QC) procedures, Standard Army Maintenance System - Enhanced (SAMS-E) and Global Combat Support System- Army (GCSS-A).
***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.
NCOERs: Must submit copies of ALL NCOERs. The NCOERs must reflect outstanding and exceptional duty performance from the Rater and outstanding and exceptional potential from the Senior Rater.
Rater’s bullet comments reflecting performance:
- PMOS 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 or has experience in the scheduling, tracking, and reporting of electronic equipment maintenance such as radio, radar, computer, electronic data processing, controlled cryptographic items, television, fiber optical, radiological, communications equipment and test, measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE) management
- Proficiency and ability to fault isolate and repair various electronic systems
- Ability to lead and perform at a higher level in a stressful demanding environment
Senior Rater's bullet comments reflecting:
- Exceptional promotion potential
- Capacity to serve in assignments or positions of increased supervisory responsibility
Letters of Recommendation (LOR’s): LOR must be from a Senior Warrant Officer (CW3-CW5) holding MOS 948B. The LOR must come from a Senior Warrant Officer within your immediate organization, chain of command, or Installation. If a Senior Warrant Officer in not assigned to your organization, immediate chain of command, or Installation:
- 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/commodity/electronics/ repair, retail or wholesale munitions operations and/or munitions 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: CW3 Terrence A. Steadman (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, please visit http://stayarmyreserve.army.mil/wo.htm for more information on the Army Reserve Warrant Officer Accession program.
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