Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

948D - Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer



The Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer employs digital switching theory, logic, computer fundamentals and infrared fundamentals applicable to the Army’s missile systems and associated equipment. Responsible for the operation of maintenance support teams and field level maintenance facilities. Monitors unit status reporting requirements for tactical missile units and associated support elements. Supervise maintenance and repair job organic tools, test sets, associated training equipment. Estimates supply requirements, observes work practices, and detects and corrects improper procedures and techniques. Initiates and monitors reporting of discrepancy (ROD), quality discrepancy report (QDR), and engineering changes proposal (ECP) documents  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).


Check out this INTERVIEW to learn more about becoming a 948D, Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer


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

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 has knowledge and experience with Electronic Missile Systems or associated communication systems such as radars
  • Proficiency and ability to fault isolate and repair various electronic missile systems
  • Ability to lead and perform at a higher level in a stressful demanding environment

Senior Rater's bullet comments reflecting potential:

  • 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 948D. 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)
DSN: 539-7371
COM: 804-765-7371
FAX: 804-765-7337

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)
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