MILPER Number: 17-207





FY18 United States Army Warrant Officer Selection Boards




A.  Director of Military Personnel Management (DMPM) Memo, subject:  Warrant Officer Accession Selection Boards, 6 October 2010.

B.  DA PAM 601-6, (Warrant Officer Procurement Program), 14 June 2006.

C.  DA Memo 600-2, (Policies and Procedures for Active Duty List Officer Selection Boards), 25 September 2006.

D.  AR 135-100, (Appointment of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Army), 1 September 1994.

E.  AR 350-1, (Army Training and Leader Development), 19 August 2014.

F.  AR 601-100, (Appointment of Commissioned and Warrant Officers in the Regular Army), 21 November 2006.

G.  AR 611-110, (Selection and Training of Army Aviation Officers), 15 June 2005.

H.  AR 40-501, (Standards of Medical Fitness), 14 June 2017.

I.   AR 670-1, (Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia), 25 May 2017

J.  HQDA EXORD 071-17 Accessions Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) Implementation.

K.  FRAGO 1 to HQDA EXORD 071-17 Accession Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) Implementation.

1.  This MILPER message will expire NLT 1 September 2018.

2.  Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) Warrant Officer Accession selection boards convene in accordance with (IAW) reference A to consider eligible applicants for appointment as warrant officer (WO) in the U.S Army with concurrent order to active duty.

3.  All eligible applicants are evaluated by the HQDA WO selection board, convened at HQ, USAREC.  Those selected will be scheduled for Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) and the appropriate Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC).

4.  The Army Warrant Officer 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.

5.  The following personnel may apply for WO appointment whenever procurement is open in the WO MOS for which they are occupationally eligible:

a.  Army Enlisted personnel (Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve).

b.  Enlisted personnel of the other Uniformed Services.

c.  RA/AR Commissioned Officers (restrictions may apply based on AOC/MOS and AFS).

d.  RA/AR Commissioned Officers (non-aviation branch) applying for MOS 153A are only eligible to compete in the January 2018 in-service Warrant Officer Accession Selection Board.

6.  General Requirements:

Applicants should refer to AR 135-100, para 1-6, AR 350-1, para 3-13 and AR 611-110, para 2-1 for additional details or visit for more information.

a.  High school graduate or pass the GED test.

b.  General Technical Aptitude Area (GT) score of 110 or higher.

c.  Secret clearance before applying.

d.  U.S. Citizen.

e.  In compliance with Army height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9.

f.  Able to take and pass the standard three-event APFT IAW reference E.

g.  Able to walk the 6.2 mile foot march with 48 lbs. in their rucksack within school time parameters.

h.  Meet the prerequisites for the WO MOS for which they are applying.

i.  Not exceed 12 years of active duty as of the date the DA Form 61 is signed by the applicant.

j.  Maximum age is 46 yrs for all Technicians and 32 yrs for 153A MOS.

k.  Applicant must be worldwide deployable IAW reference H.

l.  Personnel applying for a WO MOS that is grouped in a higher Physical Demand Category (PDC) compared to their current MOS/AOC (primary or secondary) must take the OPAT prior to application submission.  Example: 68W (Moderate -PDC) applying for a 153A (Heavy-PDC).

m.  In compliance with the Army’s Tattoo, branding, and body mutilation policy IAW reference I, para 3-3.

7.  Application Processing IAW reference B:

a.  Applicant responsibility:  The applicant has primary responsibility for correctly completing the application, including all supporting documents.  Per DA Form 61, question number 26, applicant must submit a waiver request with the application if he/she has ever under either military or civilian law been indicted or summoned in to court as a defendant in a criminal proceeding regardless of the results, or convicted, fined, imprisoned, placed on probation, paroled or pardoned, or was ever ordered to deposit bail or collateral for the violation of any law, police regulation or ordinance.  This includes any proceeding involving juvenile offenses, article 15, UCMJ, and any court-martial.

b.  Unit and intermediate commander:  Within 15 duty days of receipt, ensure required letters of recommendation are completed and application is provided to the supporting administrative section for review.  If applicable, ensure the OPAT is administered prior to approval of the Soldier’s warrant officer selection board application IAW reference K.

c.  Administrative support section:  The application will be screened to ensure the application has no flagging action pending.  The applicant’s record will be screened to ensure no bars to reenlist are in effect.  Applicants are ineligible to compete for WO selection until the bar to reenlistment has been removed.  S1/Human Resources office representative must endorse the applications checklist stating that the individual is not under suspension of favorable personnel action or bar to reenlist.

d.  Installation or MACOM commander:  Local boards will not be held.

e.  WO Recruiting team:  The WO recruiting team is responsible for the review and processing of all applications for the USAREC’s Warrant Officer Selection Board (WOSB).

8.  Visit for packet submission checklist, MOS prerequisites, supporting documents, exceptions to policy process, WO Recruiting Team points of contact, and application process.

9.  Selection boards will convene on the following dates; however, visit for any changes to board schedules or packet cut-offs:


10.  Key dates are: 

Board DatesPacket Deadline to WO Rec TeamCorrections Deadline to WO Rec TeamUpdates Deadline to HQ USAREC
30 Oct-3 Nov 1722 Sep 172 Oct 1716 Oct 17
22-26 Jan 183 Nov 1718 Dec 178 Jan 18
26-30 Mar 1826 Jan 1826 Feb 1812 Mar 18
14-18 May 1830 Mar 1816 Apr 1830 Apr 18
23-27 Jul 1818 May 1825 Jun 189 Jul 18
24-28 Sep 1827 Jul 1827 Aug 1810 Sep 18

11.  Applications requiring exception(s) to policy processing should be submitted 4 to 12 weeks prior to the deadlines above.

12.  The points of contact for this message are Mr. Brandon Burnett, DSN 536-0485, commercial (502) 626-0485, email:, WOSB Manager, MSG Todd Reeder, DSN 536-0507, commercial (502) 626-0507, email:, Special Programs and Boards NCOIC; CW4 Maria Martinez, email:, SP&B OIC, DSN 536-1893, commercial (502) 626-1893; WO Recruiting Team, email: