Do you want to become an officer, but continue to be a specialist in your field? As a warrant officer, you’ll be a commissioned officer and subject matter expert rolled into one. You’ll become a leader and instructor within your specific career field, and advise your superiors in matters affecting your specialty. And if you feel flying is in your future, training as an aviation warrant officer is the best way to earn your wings as a North Dakota Army National Guard helicopter pilot.
Before enrolling in Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS), you'll need to meet eligibility requirements. If you are currently a member of the Army National Guard, a Reserve Soldier, a transitioning active component Soldier, or a current or former warrant officer, you may qualify.
• Technical warrant officers can appoint between the ages of 18 and 46
• Aviation warrant officers must appoint before their 33rd birthday
In addition you must:
• General Technical (GT) score 110 or higher on the ASVAB
• Be a high school graduate or pass the GED
• Be a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization
• Successfully pass all events on the Army Physical Fitness Test
• Meet certain technical qualifications for your specific career path
Certain warrant officer positions are currently listed as critical shortage MOSs and may qualify for bonuses up to $10,000. For those positions, the following requirements apply:
• You may not have been an officer or warrant officer previously
• You must complete Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) in your Area of Concentration (AOC) or Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) within 36 months of your date of commission
• You must enlist for at least six years in an active drilling status (not AGR or Miltech)
• A lump sum payment will be made upon completion of WOBC