14 June 2021

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SECTION I
WARRANT OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL (09W)

References
a. Warrant Officers Federal Recognition: NGR 600-101
b. Selection of Army Aviation Warrant Officers: AR 611-110
c. Service Obligations: AR 135-91
d. WO OPAT MOS List: DA PAM 611-21 Figure 8-4-1
e. WO Physical Requirements: PPOM 18-019
f. ARNG Officer Policy Branch: milSuite
g. ARNG Officer/Warrant Officer Active Component to Reserve Component (AC2RC) Transition Program:  SMOM 20-035
h. ARNG Warrant Officer Predetermination Application Checklist: SMOM 21-006
i. Warrant Officer ETP for Tattoo Processing and Guidance: SMOM 21-025

9-11. Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) Enlistment Option (IAW AOC)
This enlistment option allows Prior Service (PS) Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), who meet the minimum DA WO MOS proponent requirements to enlist into the ARNG and become a warrant officer. In addition, this option offers NCOs who are separating from active duty and from other services the ability to apply for entrance into the ARNG Warrant Officer Education System (WOES). Enlisted status within the ARNG is required for WOES application submission. The Soldier’s chain of command will make every effort to facilitate and assist the applicant through the Warrant Officer Predetermination and Appointment process. Applicants applying for the WOFT program will attend Federal WOCS.

a. Basic eligibility (NPS Applicants) Warrant Officer Flight Training (WOFT).
Non-prior service applicants can enlist under this program to attend “Flight School” ONLY. To be eligible for the WOCS enlistment option, applicants will-

(1) Meet the enlistment eligibility standards and all prerequisites for appointment to Warrant Officer as outlined in AR 601-210 and AR 611-110.
(2) Be less than 33 years of age for Aviation applicants.
(3) Be a U.S. Citizen.
(4) Be a high school graduate or higher.
(5) Achieve GT Score of 110 or higher.
(6) Achieve a minimum score of 40 or higher on Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT)
(7) Meet medical standards based on a flight physical (Chapter 4, Class I).
(8) Pass the standard three-event APFT.
(9) Meet the mental, and conduct requirements outlined by NGR 600-101 and AR 40-501.
(10) Attain minimum of a Secret security clearance or be able to attain Top Secret if required for qualification in the WO MOS.
Note: Any single misconduct offense that resulted in confinement, or a fine of $500 or more, will require a waiver. Waiver Authority is DMPM.

b. Personnel management of WOFT applicants.
Applicants must be enlisted based on a valid reserved aviation vacancy, as a 09W. They must be scheduled for BCT and WOCS followed by Initial Entry Rotary Wing (IERW)/Flight School. STO in currently unavailable for the WOFT program.

(1) RRNCOs will coordinate with the State Warrant Officer Strength Manager (WOSM) to process applicants.
(2) State WOSMs will coordinate with the State Army Aviation Office (SAAO) for applicant interview or board process.
(3) State WOSMs will obtain endorsements from the State Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) and approval from the SAAO prior to enlistment.
(4) Program availability is limited by allocated aviation IERW training seats to the applicable state/territory Training path and funding must be coordinated prior to enlistment with SAAO and ARNG-HRR.
(5) Applicants must appear before a Federal Recognition Board (FRB). Applicants may appear without a security clearance. The security clearance will be initiated at the MEPS upon enlistment.
(6) The State WOSM will use HRR Form 206 (ARNG Warrant Officer Flight Training Program Application) and submit the following documents to ARNG- HRR to obtain an enlistment control number and create the training path for the projected applicant to enlist. HRR Form 206 is available on milSuite at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-584433.

(a) Approved FRB results NGB Form 89
(b) REDD Report: General Technical (GT) score of 110 or higher (No waivers or exceptions)
(c) SIFT Test Results with a score of 40 or higher (No waivers or exceptions)
(d) Approved Class I Flight Physical (Must have Ft Rucker Approval Stamp)
(e) SAAO flight selection approval memorandum
(f) CCWO Endorsement
(g) OPAT test results with physical demand category of “HEAVY”

(7) The following statement must be entered in the remarks section of the DD Form 1966: “I am enlisting for the Warrant Officer Flight Training Enlistment Option. I understand I must complete basic training and Warrant Officer Candidate School in order to attend Initial Entry Rotary Wing (IERW). I also understand that if I fail to complete any part of this training path, I will be required to attend Advance Individual Training (AIT) or discharged without board action or appeal.”
(8) Soldiers who do not complete flight training will return to the ARNG, attend AIT and be retained as an enlisted member, or they may be separated from the ARNG for failure to complete initial entry training.

c. Basic eligibility (Current In-Service or PS Applicants) WOCS Enlistment Option.
Current in-service or PS applicants must contact the State WOSM at the following site: https://www.nationalguard.com/contacts/wosm or Reserve Officer Career Counselor (ROCC) at the Reserve Transition Centers to complete an application for WOCS. To be eligible for the WOCS enlistment option, applicants are required to-

(1) Have served in any Active or Reserve Component of the U.S. Armed Forces, with no more than a 36-month break in service from last separation.
(2) Meet the enlistment eligibility standards and all prerequisites appointment to Warrant Officer as outlined in AR 601-210 and AR 611-110.
(3) Be less than 46 years of age for Technical applicants; Less than 33 years of age for Aviation applicants.
(4) Be a U.S. Citizen.
(5) Achieve GT Score of 110 or higher.
(6) Achieve a minimum score of 40 or higher on Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT)
(7) Meet the physical standards for appointment outlined in AR 40-501.
(8) Pass the standard three-event APFT.
(9) Meet the mental, and conduct requirements outlined by NGR 600-101 and AR 40-501.
(10) Attain minimum of a Secret security clearance or be able to attain Top Secret if required for qualification in the WO MOS.
(11) Possess the required enlisted feeder MOS for the warrant officer position applying for as stated on https://recruiting.army.mil/ISO/AWOR/.
(12) Meet the minimum DA MOS proponent prerequisites as posted under Warrant Officer MOSs on https://recruiting.army.mil/ISO/AWOR/.
Note: Any single misconduct offense that resulted in confinement, or a fine of $500 or more, will require a waiver. Waiver Authority is DMPM.

d. Personnel management of Current In-Service or PS Applicants.

(1) All PS applicants enlisting into WOCS that have not completed an Army BCT, U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) BT, or prior military service in the U.S. Navy Special Operations Forces, or U.S. Air Force Security Police are required to attend Army BCT.
(2) Service Obligation.

(a) PS applicants with remaining Military Service Obligation (MSO) must enlist in the SELRES for 1 year or the balance of their MSO whichever is higher.
(b) Upon completion of WOCS, the service member will incur a two-year contractual obligation. This period must be served an active drilling status in the ARNG and will run concurrently with any remaining statutory obligation.

(3) Applicants will have one year from the date of enlistment to complete their Warrant Officer Predetermination and be appointed as a Warrant Officer Candidate.
(4) Applicants will be counseled concerning Prior Service RC Warrant Officer Enlistment Option 09W. They must understand and agree to the participation requirements prior to enlistment. The statement in AOC Table 9-1 will be entered in the remarks section of the DD Form 1966 or DA Form 7249-R and the applicant will acknowledge (initial) each of the potential actions that may occur if they fail to meet the requirements as stated.

e. Processing Waivers for all WOCS applicants.

Note: Refer to SMOM 20-054 Para 7 Appointment Conduct Waivers

Refer to current Army Directives, Executive Orders (EXORD), NGR 600-101 and the ARNG Strength Maintenance Division for specific guidance and processing requirements for all waivers. Direct all waiver questions to the State WOSM.

(1) All applicants must meet the criteria for both enlistment and Federal recognition.
(2) Conduct, Administrative and Medical waivers will be considered only on a case by-case basis for exceptional reasons.
(3) Applicants who require a civil conviction waiver, administrative waiver (RE code), or a suitability review are not authorized to access until approved.
(4) Any single misconduct offense that resulted in confinement, or a fine of $500 or more, will require a waiver. Waiver Authority is DMPM.
(5) For suitability reviews, see paragraph 4-14 and table 4-3.
(6) Waiver authorities and consideration for offenses identified as Misconduct are withheld to “the Recruiting Battalion Commander or State Adjutant General for the Army National Guard (ARNG), unless otherwise noted.

f. WOCS Training Options.

(1) State WOCS. To meet the requirements for State WOCS, refer to State WOSM for RTI WOCS locations and course application process.
(2) Phases of State WOCS.

(a) Phase 0. The length and period are State program specific.
(b) Phase 2 is available at RTI locations and consists of five IDT weekends.
(c) Phase 3 is located at Camp Atterbury, Indiana (summer) and Fort McClellan, Alabama (winter).

(3) Federal WOCS. To meet the requirements for Federal WOCS, applicants must meet minimum eligibility criteria for either technical warrant or aviation warrant. The MEPS GC will make reservation in REQUEST using MOS 09W1O and set a training path for BCT to WOCS.

SECTION II
HIGH SCHOOL TO FLIGHT SCHOOL

Not in current AOC.