Warrant Officer Training
Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS)
After meeting the specific prerequisites, you'll start Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS). You'll hone your leadership and decision-making skills, adapt to quick on-the-spot thinking and learn consequence management.
There are two training options for applicants with prior military experience:
• Six-week active resident course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, or Distance Learning plus four and a half weeks as E-5 with Warrior Leader Course.
• Regional Training Institute within selected states, completing Distance Learning, five drills and a two-week Annual Training.
Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC)
Once you've received your appointment as a warrant officer, you must become certified in your specialty within two years by completing the Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC). The course varies in length, depending on your chosen field. WOBC will enhance and sharpen your technical fundamentals within your area. Upon completion, you will be a fully qualified warrant officer within the Army National Guard and be eligible for promotion to CW2.
Your education will continue through Warrant Officer Advanced Training, Warrant Officer Staff Training and Warrant Officer Senior Staff Training, and your duty assignments will vary depending on reassignment opportunities within your state or territory.