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Frequently Asked Questions


COVID-19 Packet Updates/Changes


Are DA Photos a Warrant Officer application requirement?

DA Photos are no longer a WO application requirement. 


Do I submit the SRB with DA Photo?

No, when submitting the SRB ensure you choose the print without DA Photo option.


The APFT is suspended until further notice, can I submit an APFT score greater than 6 months?

IAW HQDA 164-20 all current passing APFT scores are extended until further notice; APFTs taken on or after 01 October 2019 are valid until further notice.  Applicants are responsible for passing a standard 3-event  APFT or passing the ACFT at the "Gold Standard" when reporting to WOCS.


Medical facilities are performing limited services, is the UF 3.1 valid for longer than 12 months during COVID-19?

Valid physicals will be accepted beyond 12 months from initiated date.  Commissioning physicals are valid for 24 months and flight physicals are valid for 18 months.  Applicants are responsible for having a current physical when reporting to WOCS.


Is the language proficiency (DD 330) results extended past their expiration date?

Yes, 12 month extension.


General Information

When are application packets due?

Packet deadlines can be found at https://recruiting.army.mil/ISO/AWOR/BOARD_SCHEDULE/.


Can I apply for more than one MOS?

Yes. List up to three WOMOS in block 5a of the DA Form 61, if all minimum prerequisites are met and required documents are provided.


How do I know if I need a waiver or exception to policy?

Waiver and ETP information can be found at https://recruiting.army.mil/ISO/AWOR/WAIVERS_ETP/.


What if I am in a unique assignment without the traditional UCMJ chain of command?

Applicants assigned to unique organizations must use the guidance in the LOR ETP Memo.


Who should I call and how often for an application packet status?


Contact a regional Warrant Officer Recruiter every 10-14 business days.


How do I check the status of my flight physical?

Use the links to check the status of your flight physical: https://vfso.rucker.amedd.army.mil/ or https://vfso.rucker.amedd.army.mil/pls/airportal/airportal.main.welcome.  Ft Rucker Aero-Med Section at 334-255-0750 or to usarmy.rucker.MEDCOM-LAHC.list.lahc-aero-helpdesk@mail.mil.


Commissioned Officers

Are the requirements for Commissioned Officers different for technical WOMOSs?

Contact the Proponent POC for details.


When can non-rated aviator Commissioned Officers apply for 153A?

Commissioned Officers can apply for May and November WOSB.


What additional documents are required by Commissioned Officers?

Conditional rank and branch release memorandums are required for all Commissioned Officers.


When does a Commissioned Officer require an AFCS ETP for 153A?

Commissioned Officers require an AFCS ETP after over 48 months of Active Federal Commissioned Service at the time of the selection board. 



Who is the approval authority for USAR DD Form 368 (Conditional Release)?
USARC G1 is the approval authority for TPU Soldiers with less than 12 months of Selected Reserve time or those still in training. The Geographic or Functional Commander (GFC) is the approval authority for TPU with more than 12 months of Selected Reserve time.


Who is the approval authority for ARNG DD Form 368 (Conditional Release)?

The state MILPO/G1 is the approval authority for Soldiers assigned to the ARNG.


Does a Soldier on AGR status have to submit a DD Form 368 (Conditional Release)?

No, AGR Soldiers submit a REFRAD after selection.


Non-Army Personnel

How do I obtain a REDD report?

Contact a regional Warrant Officer Recruiter.


Who is the approval authority for Sister Service DD Form 368 (Conditional Release)?

Conditional release requests are determined at each service components' Enlisted Management Directorate at AFPC, HQMC, and NAVPERSCOM.

Where can I take the SIFT?

Sister Service applicants can schedule the SIFT at the nearest Education Center.


What rank is authorized to administer the Army APFT?

Army E-5 and above