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Warrant Officer Flight Training-Regular Army (WOFT-RA) Enlistment Program Procedures

 

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153A - Rotary Wing Aviator

**WOFT ENLISTMENT PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO CIVILIANS (QUALIFIED NONPRIOR SERVICE (NPS)), PRIOR SERVICE (PS), AND GLOSSARY NPS**

  • References
  • Basic Qualifications
    • Meet basic enlistment eligibility requirements IAW AR 601-210
    • Be at least 18 years old at the time of RA Enlistment and not passed 33rd birthday at the time of selection. Age waivers will be considered by proponent and HQDA G1 on a case by case basis.
    • No age adjustment for Prior Service Applicants for the WOFT Program
    • SIFT Score of 40 or Higher
    • GT Score of 110 or Higher.
    • High school diploma. If the applicant has a GED holder he/she must have required college credit hours to be eligible with Education Code "128", per AR 601-210, 2-7c(7).
    • High School seniors may apply
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
    • Possess a favorable National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC)
    • Not taller than 76 inches or shorter than 64 inches in height.
    • All applicants must meet HT/WT standards IAW AR 600-9
      • Any applicant that does not meet these standards must havee a DA 5500 (male) or DA5501 (female) indicating that the applicant is within Body Fat standards.
    • Pass a Class 1 Flight Physical that is approved by The US Army Aero-Medical Center (USAAMC), Fort Rucker, AL. All Flight Physicals are forwarded to the USAAMC for review and approval. (It is recommended that the Recruiter conduct a timely follow-up to ensure that the physical has been forwarded from issuing facility to Fort Rucker). Any questions concerning physicals at Fort Rucker should be addressed to Mr. Garcia at (334)255-3233.
    • Not have attended or have been eliminated or graduated from a previous course of military-sponsored flight or preflight instruction program (AR 601-210, para 9-10b(8)).
  • Service Obligation
    • 3 year active duty service obligation upon enlistment for WOFT. Upon completion of Warrant Officer flight training, there is a 6 year service obligation (AR 350-100).
      • If applicant does not complete the Warrant Officer Candidate School he/she is still obligated for the remaining of their enlistment option (AR 601-210).
  • Moral Waiver Procedures
    • All WOFT applicants must meet the following standard.
      • Warrant Officer appointment eligibility per AR 135-100, AR 601-100 and AR 611-110
      • Meet basic enlistment eligibility requirements IAW AR 601-210 and UR 601-210
        • Exceptions (waivers) to AR 135-100, AR 601-100 and AR 611-110 will be processed by USAREC G-3 Special Programs
        • All packets must be processed and boarded at the Battalion prior to the packet review by USAREC G-3 Special Programs
        • Rctg BNs are responsible for obtaining the appropriate moral waiver for enlistment purposes prior to boarding at Rctg BN level
        • Request for waivers are not routinely granted.  Requests for waivers must be fully documented and must be clearly in the best interest of the
        • WOFT moral/age waivers must be uploaded to ERM by the respective Recruiting BN.  Aviation and HQDA G1 will not take incomplete packets; therefore, packets need to be complete and error free to avoid delays.  All waivers supporting documents must be uploaded to ERM.   
        • After the WOFT packet is review/complete, G-3 Special Programs will process the moral waiver through Aviation and HQDA G1 for approval.
        • Documents needed in order to process a moral waiver are:
          • Rctg Bn commander's endorsement for moral waiver review
          • Rctg Company commander’s endorsement for moral waiver review
          • Applicant’s detailed statement describing the circumstances of charges.
          • All required DD forms 369 (Police Record Check), USAREC  Form 601-210.08 (Waiver worksheet), court checks and supporting documents
          • Approved Rctg BN level waiver for enlistment (if required)
          • Complete WOFT packet
  • Boards
    • Battalion Boards will consist of a panel of three Commissioned Officers; at least one board member must be a field grade officer or above.
    • Exceptions to board members representation may be granted per AR 15-6, Chapter 5; exception must be requested prior to the start of the BN board to USAREC G3, Special Programs and Boards Division.   
    • Area of emphasis (USAREC BN Board Evaluation Sheet):
      • Neatness/ Grooming
      • Enthusiasm/ Motivation
      • Maturity
      • Decisiveness
      • Self expression
      • Confidence
      • Composure
      • Attitude towards the military
      • Personal affairs in order
    • At a minimum, 2 of the 3 board members must recommend the applicant for WOFT
    • Applicant's packets not recommended by the Rctg BN examining board will not be forwarded to HQ USAREC
    • Applicants will be boarded by the HQ USAREC Warrant Officer Selection Board (DA Centralized Selection Board consisting of 7 to 9 field grade officers (WO/OFF). Applicant's application is boarded and the most competitive applicants are selected based on available training seats and the needs of the Army.
    • HQ USAREC will notify the Recruiting Battalion of selected and non-selected applicants.
    • Board results are posted to the G3 share point usually 48 hours after the board convenes (USAREC personnel only).
    • Applicants are automatically re-boarded a second time during the next WOFT board if non-selected on their first look.
  • Recommendation on a Successful Process
    • Spend the time to get good letters of recommendations
    • Use highly influential people that personally know the applicant
    • Close all loops in the packet. It represents the applicant and the recruiter.
    • Make sure all forms have legible signatures and branch
    • Make sure that the Body Fat Sheet matches the USAREC Form 601-210.12
    • Have more than one person review the packet to make sure it is complete.
  • Packet Checklist (in order of packet)
    • UF 601-210.12 Transmittal for WOFT Flight Officer Training
    • UF 601-210.11 Battalion Board Evaluation Sheet
    • Education Documents
    • DA Form 61 Application for Appointment, page 1-4
    • Typed Essay signed by applicant on “Why I Want to be an Army Aviator”
    • Letters of recommendations (LORs); minimum of 3 LORs and maximum of 6
    • Prior Service documents & Awards (if applicable), such as DD214, DMDC REDD report, NGB Form 22, DD 368, etc
    • Full length photo (photo should be similar to the style of an official Department of the Army file photo; i.e. color, full-length, three-fourths front view with a plain background)
    • Class 1W Flight physical (DD Form 2808 with the qualified flight physical stamp)
    • DA Form 705 APFT
    • UF 601-210.10 (UF 1227), Clearance Eligibility Questionnaire
    • USMEPCOM 680-3ADP showing test scores of ASVAB, current physical, DAT results and color vision
    • DA Form 5500/5501, Body Fat Content Worksheet (if applicable)
    • Waiver Worksheet for all waivers and grade determinations for enlistment
    • All BN level waivers w/UF 601-210.08 (Waiver Worksheet) and grade determinations must be approved prior to submission of WOFT packet
    • ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SCANNED IN THE PROPER SECTION OF ERM
    • USAREC Forms can be found in https://sites.google.com/a/goarmy.com/publications-library/home/forms

    NOTE: ALL PERSONNEL SELECTED UNDER THE WOFTR ENLISTMENT PROGRAM WILL ATTEND THE SEVEN WEEKS WOCS COURSE. NO EXCEPTIONS.