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  Army Warrant Officer Rank Insignia
Warrant Officers are innovative integrators of emerging technologies, dynamic teachers, confident warfighters, and developers of specialized teams of soldiers.
Warrant officers in the Army are accessed with specific levels of technical ability.
An officer appointed by warrant with the requisite authority pursuant to assignment level and position given by the Secretary of the Army.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /rank14.shtml   (847 words)

  
 Department of Defense Rank Insignias - Officers Rank
Officer ranks in the United States military consist of commissioned officers and warrant officers.
Warrant officers hold warrants from their service secretary and are specialists and experts in certain military technologies or capabilities.
These commissioned warrant officers are direct representatives of the president of the United States.
www.defenselink.mil /specials/insignias/officers.html   (222 words)

  
 sociology - Warrant Officer
Warrant officers were generally introduced throughout the British Army under Army Order 70 of 1915, although Regimental Sergeant Majors and a few other appointments (beginning in 1879, when Conductors of Stores and Supplies were warranted), had been warranted before that time.
The three most senior warrant officer appointments in the British Army are generally considered to be, in descending order of seniority, the Conductors, the Academy Sergeant Major and the Garrison Sergeant Major, London District, although there is some debate about their precedence within the army.
Most outranked midshipmen (trainee officers): the master, the purser, the surgeon and the chaplain had the privilege of dining in the wardroom with the commissioned officers (and were known as "Warrant Officers of Wardroom Rank").
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Warrant_Officer   (1987 words)

  
 Naval traditions: Names of ranks, Warrant Officers
That is, the occupational areas of warrant officers do not expand since their primary duties, especially afloat, involve an application of technical officer skills as opposed to a purely management function.
Therefore, while warrant officers should be utilized only in valid warrant officer requirements, they may be assigned any primary or additional duty deemed necessary by the commanding officer to accomplish the immediate mission of the unit.
Navy Regulations also state that a warrant officer may succeed to command of a ship, or other command of the naval service, provided he is authorized to perform all deck duties afloat or has a designator appropriate to the function of the activity, respectively.
www.history.navy.mil /trivia/triv4-5n.htm   (1514 words)

  
 What is a Warrant Officer?
Warrant officers are competent and confident warriors, innovative integrators of emerging technologies, dynamic teachers, and developers of specialized teams of Soldiers.
However, warrant officers remain single-specialty officers whose career track is oriented towards progressing within their career field rather than focusing on increased levels of command and staff duty positions.
Typically, junior warrant officers are assigned at the tactical level, whereas senior warrant officers are assigned at higher levels such as Brigade thru EAC, and also to positions on the Army Staff at the Pentagon.
usawocc.army.mil /whatiswo.htm   (566 words)

  
 The Warrant Officer Ranks: Adding Flexibility to Military Personnel Management
Warrant officers are technical specialists serving in positions that require the authority of an officer.
Warrant officers and limited duty officers are drawn most heavily from equipment repair specialties in the enlisted ranks; thus, in comparison with commissioned officers, they tend to be heavily concentrated in engineering and maintenance occupations (see Table 3).
Notably underrepresented in the warrant officer ranks are tactical operations officers--ground, air, and naval arms--except, of course, for the Army's aviators.
www.cbo.gov /showdoc.cfm?index=3287&sequence=2   (1834 words)

  
 AC Warrant Officers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Warrant officers comprise a relatively small but vital group of technicians and specialists who serve in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.
In FY 1998, 1,496 warrant officer accessions were added to the force and the overall total force of warrant officers on active duty stood at 15,413.
Blacks, in particular, are more highly represented among warrant officers, accounting for 15 percent of active duty warrant officers (in contrast to 8 percent of commissioned officers).
www.dod.mil /prhome/poprep98/html/4-warrant_officers.html   (307 words)

  
 Warrant Officer Professional Development
The utilization of warrant officers as ship’s officers aboard Army vessels was first implemented by an Act of Congress in July 1918 which established the Army Mine Planter Service and authorized the rank and grade of warrant officer to serve as Master, Mate, Chief Engineer and Assistant Engineer of each vessel.
It is intended that the warrant officer and his or her supervisors will jointly participate in the planning of the career path.
This professional development for each warrant officer must be progressive and carefully plotted to ensure that the needs of the Army are met and the officer is well prepared to meet the ever increasing challenge of his or her career specialty.
www.eustis.army.mil /ocot/Documents/Warrant_Proponency/professional_dev_marine.htm   (1178 words)

  
 GoArmy.com > About the Army > Service Options > Enlisted Soldiers & Officers > Warrant Officer
Warrant Officers are highly specialized experts and trainers in their career fields.
Warrant Officers remain single-specialty Officers with career tracks that progress within their field, unlike their Commissioned Officer counterparts who focus on increased levels of command and staff duty positions.
Warrant Officers pilot UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook, OH-58 Kiowa Warrior and AH-64A Apache helicopters'some of the most exciting, technologically advanced aircraft anywhere'on combat, rescue and reconnaissance missions.
www.goarmy.com /about/warrant_officer.jsp   (525 words)

  
 Warrant Officer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Warrant Officer is appointed by warrant by the Secretary of the Army, based on a sound level of technical and tactical competence.
The Warrant Officer is the highly specialized expert and trainer who, by gaining progressive levels of expertise and leadership, operated, maintains, administers, and manages the Army's equipment, support activities or technicalsystems for an entire career.
Warrant Officers are encourage to pursue post-secondary education opportunities.
www.il.ngb.army.mil /recruiting/WOC/warrant.htm   (204 words)

  
 History of the Army Warrant Officer Corps
The official color of the warrant officer corps is brown, as warrant officers in the Mine Planter Service wore simple bands of brown cloth on their uniform sleeves as their insignia of rank.
In 1921, warrant officers were excluded from performance of summary court officer, defense counsel, officer of the day, and assistant adjutant because enlisted personnel were prohibited from performing those same duties.
In 1939, warrant officers who were qualified as pilots were declared eligible for appointments as air corps lieutenants in the Regular Army.
leav-www.army.mil /wocc/History/index.htm   (913 words)

  
 Warrant Officers of the Colorado Army National Guard homepage
A Warrant Officer is the system and equipment subject matter expert who leads by example and by the quality of the advice and counsel he or she provides to senior leaders.
Call Chief Warrant Officer 5 Linda Blincoe at 720-250-1015 for questions that cannot be answered at the unit level or via the chain of command.
Between 1920 and 1930, the Warrant Officer Program was finally instituted as an "incentive" rather than a "reward." As a result, the responsibilities of the Warrant Officer were greatly extended to include many of the duties previously held only by a commissioned officer.
www.coloradoguard.army.mil /webpages/warrant_home.htm   (861 words)

  
 NYARNG WARRANT OFFICER Commissioning Application Procedures
A warrant officer is a highly specialized expert and trainer who, by gaining progressive levels of expertise and leadership, operates, maintains, administers, and manages the Army's equipment, support activities, or technical systems for an entire career.
Former commissioned or warrant officers may also be considered based on their prior service qualifications both as enlisted soldiers and as officers.
Former warrant officers should apply for an MOS they previously were qualified in, while commissioned officers may apply for the MOS they have the best qualifications for, using both commissioned and former enlisted service.
www.dmna.state.ny.us /arng/wopm/wo_proc.htm   (2930 words)

  
 Warrant Officers to Note Anniversary, Break Out Changes in Uniform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beginning Friday, all Army warrants will replace the corps insignia, the Rising Eagle that has been the mark of an Army warrant since 1921, with the wide variety of branch insignias worn by the rest of the officer corps.
"The warrant officer insignia has come to be recognized as the symbol of the tactically and technically proficient officers of the Army — the seasoned experts within a given field," he said.
Warrants are now fully commissioned when they pin on chief warrant officer, putting them in the same legal standing as their "regular" officer counterparts, and allowing them to command units.
www.military.com /NewContent/0,13190,SS_070904_Warrant,00.html   (695 words)

  
 Warrant Officer Memorabilia
The leadership of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) is pleased to announce the availability of unique Warrant Officer art by contemporary military artist Don Stivers.
The artwork commemorates the birth of the Army Warrant Officer Corps; that being the July 1918 Act of Congress founding the Army Mine Planter Service as part of the Coast Artillery Corps.
WARRANT - The Legacy of Leadership as a Warrant Officer
www.penfed.org /usawoa/memorab.htm   (483 words)

  
 Warrant Officers - Mississippi National Guard
"Warrant officers are highly specialized, single-track specialty officers who receive their authority from the Secretary of the Army upon their initial appointment.
Warrant officers can and do command detachments, units, activities, and vessels as well as lead, coach, train, and counsel subordinates.
All warrant officers are encouraged to visit the J-1, Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel Directorate ARNG to review their records at least annually.
www.ngms.state.ms.us /dcsper/officer/warrants.htm   (490 words)

  
 CavHooah.com - Warrant Officers
Warrant Officers are technical and tactical leaders who specialize, throughout an entire career, in a specific technical area.
All other Warrant Officer (WO) Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) require you to be at least pay grade E5 or higher with 4-6 years experience in a skill that is closely associated with a WO MOS.
Warrant Officers remain on active duty in the Army Reserve until promotion to CW3, normally between the seventh and eighth year of warrant officer service.
www.cavhooah.com /warrant.htm   (2233 words)

  
 
As a radar technician and later as a counterfire/targeting officer, the warrant officer is crucial to the successful integration of the targeting process to support maneuver and effective execution of fire support.
A technically, tactically expert warrant officer who has gained institutional knowledge is the linchpin to continuity in targeting.
The warrant officer should perform duty at the radar before being assigned duty as the targeting officer.
sill-www.army.mil /Fa/warrant_officer.htm   (584 words)

  
 Symbols & Insignia
The Army Warrant Officer is an adaptive technical expert, combat leader, trainer, and advisor.
Warrant Officers are formally addressed as either Mr.
Appointed by warrant from the Secretary of the Army.
www.army.mil /symbols/Warrantdescription.html   (239 words)

  
 Wisconsin Army National Guard - Home Of The 100% College Tuition Grant
When promoted to Chief Warrant Officer Two, warrant officers are commissioned by the President, and have the same legal status as their traditional commissioned branch officer counterparts.
Wisconsin Army National Guard Warrant Officers are highly specialized professionals, trainers and leaders, who operate, maintain, administer and manage the Army's technical systems, support activities and equipment.
But unlike the past when technical proficiency was the sole responsibility of the Warrant Officer, today it requires leadership qualities, managerial functions, and continued training and education to keep up with the latest technological developments.
dma.wi.gov /recruiting/warrant.htm   (638 words)

  
 www.1-800-GO-GUARD.com | WARRANT OFFICER
Warrant Officers in the Army National Guard are in a class by themselves.
Warrant Officers in the field of Aviation fly some today's most sophisticated aircraft, including the UH-60 Blackhawk, CH-47 Chinook, OH-58 Kiowa Warrior and the AH-64A Apache helicopter, on combat, rescue and reconnaissance missions.
Though Warrant Officers are commissioned officers, they focus on progressing in their career field, rather than on moving to higher levels of command.
www.1800goguard.com /warrant   (222 words)

  
 US Army Warrant Officer Rank Chart
WOs are single-track specialty officers, experts and trainers who, by gaining progressive levels of expertise and leadership, operates, maintains, administers and manages the Army's equipment, support activities or technical systems for their entire career.
As leaders and technical experts, Chief Warrant Officers provide valuable skills, guidance, and expertise to commanders and organizations in their particular field.
Chief Warrant Officers remain single-specialty Officers whose career track is oriented towards progressing within their career field rather than focusing on increased levels of command and staff-duty positions.
www.enlisted.info /ranks/warrant-officer-rank-chart.shtml   (189 words)

  
 The Warrant Officer Ranks: Adding Flexibility to Military Personnel Management
Warrant officers, who account for only about 1.1 percent of active-duty military personnel, currently serve as senior technical experts and managers in a wide variety of occupational specialties and, in the Army, as pilots of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
Because the number of warrant officers is small, few people outside the individual services' communities of warrant officers know very much about their roles and management.
It also examines the potential for increasing the number of warrant officers as a way to attract well-qualified individuals to serve in technical occupations, retain personnel in whom the services have invested substantial training resources, and retain exceptional performers regardless of occupation.
www.cbo.gov /showdoc.cfm?index=3287&sequence=0   (769 words)

  
 Warrant officer - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
A warrant officer is a specialized grade of service in a military operation, where an officer is granted his authority through an appointment rather than a commission, usually for service in a single field, with the capacity of an expert.
According to Robert Fletcher, designer of the Movie-era Starfleet ranks, Starfleet doesn't have warrant ranks in the 2280s.
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia, the insignia worn by CPO Miles O'Brien in DS9's first few years and enlisted Maquis on VOY was supposed to represent a warrant officer, even though numerous dialogue references and general naval parlance about the ranks of those referred to would seem to disprove this time and again.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Warrant_officer   (213 words)

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