Civilian Warrant Officer Flight Training-Regular Army (WOFT-RA) Enlistment Program Procedures
***The Warrant Officer Recruiting Company does NOT handle the Civilian (WOFT) program. The information has been added to assist you and the Non- Prior Service (NPS) US Army Recruiters. Please contact your local Recruiter for application questions on this program.***
153A - Rotary Wing Aviator
Pilot and command all army aircraft in tactical and non-tactical conditions. Aviation warrant officers must be agile, adaptive, and creative, as they operate aircraft in all meteorological conditions, both day and night, and are responsible for coordinating, conducting, and directing all types of single service and joint combat, combat support and sustainment operations. Function as direct combat participants with organic armament systems, and sustain combat proficiency for their designated aircraft as outlined in the appropriate aircrew-training manual. Aviation warrant officers fill a unique role within Army Aviation as the technical and tactical experts of the branch providing long-term continuity of service within both conventional and special operations Aviation units.
**CIVILIAN (WOFT) ENLISTMENT PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO CIVILIANS (QUALIFIED NONPRIOR SERVICE (NPS)), PRIOR SERVICE (PS), AND GLOSSARY NPS**
- AR 40-501 Standards of Medical Fitness
- AR 135-100 Appointment of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Army
- AR 601-210 Regular Army and Reserve Enlistment Programs, Ch 9-10
- AR 611-110 Selection of Army Aviation Officers and Warrant Officers
- UR 601-210 Appendix K and M
- DA PAM 601-6 Warrant Officer Procurement Program
- Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT) FAQ
- All Current USAREC Messages Pertaining to the Civilian (WOFT) Program
- Meet basic enlistment eligibility requirements IAW AR 601-210
- Be older than 18, but has not reached their 33rd birthday at the time of the board selection. As an exception, a Warrant Officer Flight Training (WOFT) applicant, younger than 18 years old, may apply as a high school senior when expected to graduate within 365 days from board selection. However, the WOFT applicant must be 18 years of age prior to shipping to initial active duty training (IADT).
- Proponent and HQDA G1 consider age waivers on a case-by-case basis.
- No age adjustment for Prior Service (PS) Applicants for the Civilian (WOFT) Program
- Have less than 8 years active federal service if PS.
- GT Score of 110 or Higher.
- SIFT Score of 40 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.
- Able to obtain a secret security clearance.
- All applicants must meet HT/WT standards IAW AR 600-9
- Any applicant that does not meet these standards must have a DA 5500 (male) or DA5501 (female) indicating the applicant is within Body Fat standards.
- Pass a Class 1 Flight Physical approved by The US Army Aero-Medical Center (USAAMC), Fort Rucker, AL. All Flight Physicals forward to the USAAMC for review and approval. (Recommend the Recruiter conduct a timely follow-up to ensure the issuing facility forwarded the physical to Fort Rucker). Address any questions concerning physicals at Fort Rucker 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)).
- Upon completion of Warrant Officer Flight Training, there is a 10-year service obligation (AR 350-100). There is a 3-year active duty service obligation upon enlistment for Civilian (WOFT).
- 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).
Board Packet: The selection board will view the following documents. Copies should be neat in appearance. All documents should be single-sided in the following order:
- DA Form 61 Application for Appointment
- UF 601-210.12 Packet Checklist Validation
- Letters of Recommendation:(Minimum of 3, Maximum of 6) Preferred form UF 3.3
- ERB or equivalent (PS)
- Typed Essay “Why I want to be an Army WOFT Aviator”
- Evaluations – if applicable ( NCOERs, OERs, AERs, or service equivalent)
- Education Documents: Official High School Transcripts and College Transcripts
- Copies of Professional Certificates (i.e. FAA)
- Official SIFT Results
Supporting Documents: Required to qualify your packet, but are not reviewed by the board
- UF 610-210.10 Security Clearance Questionnaire
- DA 160-R Application for Active Duty
- DD Form 2808 with stamp from USAAMC, Ft. Rucker
- DD Form 705 Army Physical Fitness Test Scorecard (Must Score a 60 or Higher in Each Event)
- DA Form 5500/5501 Body Fat Content Worksheet – if required (do not meet height/weight standards set in AR 600-9)
- REDD Report/GT Conversions (PS)
- Prior Service DD Form 214, DMDC Report, and NGB Form 22 (PS)
- USMEPCOM 680-3ADP (with DAT Results Posted)
- Sex Offender Check
- Moral waiver request w/ ALL supporting documentation – if required (as identified in block 26 on DA Form 61)
- Active Federal Service ETP request – if required (have not exceeded 8 years of Active Federal Service as of the date the DA 61 is signed by the applicant)
- Age waiver request -if required (be older than 18, but has not reached their 33rd birthday at the time of board selection. As an exception, a Warrant Officer Flight Training (WOFT) applicant, younger than 18 years old, may apply as a high school senior when expected to graduate within 365 days from board selection. However, the WOFT applicant must be 18 years of age prior to shipping to initial active duty training).
- All WOFT (Civilian) applicants must meet the following standard.
- USAREC G-3 Special Programs will process exceptions (waivers) to AR 135-100, AR 601-100, AR 611-110, and Army Directives.
- Request for waivers are not routinely granted. Requests for waivers must be fully documented and must be clearly in the best interest of the Army
- The respective Recruiting BN must upload WOFT moral and age waivers to ERM. Aviation Proponent and HQDA G1 will not take incomplete packets; therefore, packets need to be complete and error free to avoid delays. Upload all waivers supporting documents to ERM.
- After the WOFT (Civilian) packet is review/complete, G-3 Special Programs will process the waiver through Aviation Proponent and HQDA G1 for approval.
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.
Last Updated: 31 July 2020