Illinois National Guard

Direct Commission
Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
"The Army Warrant Officer (WO) is a self-aware and adaptive technical expert, combat leader, trainer, and advisor. Through progressive levels of expertise in assignments, training, and education, the WO administers, manages, maintains, operates, and integrates Army systems and equipment across the full spectrum of Army operations. Warrant officers are competent and confident warriors, innovative integrators of emerging technologies, dynamic teachers, and developers of specialized teams of soldiers. They support a wide range of Army missions throughout their career. Warrant officers in the Army are accessed with specific levels of technical ability. They refine their technical expertise and develop their leadership and management skills through tiered progressive assignments and education." (DA Pamphlet 600-3, p. 3-9)
All WOMOSs require that the applicant have experience in the enlisted feeder MOS, with the exception of 153A.
Click the Proponent MOS link below view the duty description, prerequisites, and preferred qualifications that you may be eligible to apply for. Please remember, you must meet the MINIMUM prerequisites for the Warrant Officer MOS for which you will apply, or you must request a prerequisite waiver.
Waivers are not needed for preferred qualifications.
Administrative Requirements - (A soldier must meet these seven Administrative Requirements before applying for the Warrant Officer Program)
  1. US Citizenship (No Waivers)
  2. General Technical (GT) score of 110 or higher (No Waivers)
  3. High school graduate or have a GED (No Waivers)
  4. Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance
  5. Pass the standard 3-event Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and meet height/weight standards.
  6. Pass the commissioning physical for technical specialties or the Class 1 (warrant officer candidate) flight physical for Aviators.
  7. All applicants must have 12 months remaining on their enlistment contract.
  8. Active Federal Service (AFS): All applicants must have 12 years of AFS or less prior to their packet being boarded. Applicants must submit an AFS waiver request with the application if they have 12 or more years of AFS.
  9. Age Requirements: For 153A, 33rd birthday or less prior to their packet being boarded. For all other WO MOS', - 46th birthday or less prior to their packet being boarded. Applicants must submit an Age waiver request with the application if they exceed the age requirements specified.
Additional appointment criteria varies by proponent and MOS. For more information, click on the following external links.

Contact Information:
Officer Strength Management

Application Process
Pre-determination Checklist
Resume Form
Letter of Recommendation Form

Career Information
Aviation Warrant Officer
Education Requirements

External Links
WO Career College