MIL Warrant Officers

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  1. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Ok... WOs are a foreign thing to me. I am AF, and have not dealt with Wos very much. My entire WO encounter was on a job at the Marine's area, and my POC was a WO.

    My question is, what do WOs do? how do they fit into the big picture? I know some fly helos, but what of the others?
     
  2. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Warrant Officers are subject matter experts in their career field. Their sole job is to be the expert. There are flying warrants, which flying Helo's. And there are what we call "walking warrants", they do known flying jobs.
     
  3. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    The AF had Warrant Officers up until the 50's. And there has been talk of possibly bringing the Warrant rank back to the AF.
     
  4. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Well, there is supposed to be a subprogram of Blue to Green that allows people in highly technical careers and an associates, to go strait into the WO program. If they couple this with a bonus, I would be very inclined to make the switch.
     
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  5. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Program is available for those that qualify. I was going to apply for the flight program, but was past the age limit. I also was going to apply while in the Army, but decided to ETS and take a civilian job. I scored very well on the AFAST, and met all requirements, but never submitted my packet. I come from a family of Army pilots, and I would have been selected immediately due to family connections. I screwed myself by procrastinating and thinking the grass was greener on the other side of the fence.
     
  6. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    The Blue to green parts that I am familiar with is supposed to allow Air Force and Navy personell to switch over to Army to help the Army meet numbers, and to help the AF/Navy to cut numbers.

    My C.O. told us, as cadets, that if we wanted to accept our commission in the Army to let him know. He then proceed to read a paper about it - he was required to.

    He also told us that we could get out of the ROTC program scott free, no money payback, no getting in trouble, no forced enlistements.

    No one took advantage of either options.
     
  7. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Why not get your commission?
     
  8. Accord

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    In the Marine Corps, you need to be at least an E-5 and have 8 years of service before you can even apply to become a Warrant Officer.
     
  9. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    i love your "In the Marine Corps..." posts, truly i do, yet your not even in the Marines
     
  10. pimp

    pimp semperfidelis.com

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    stfu, at least he knows what he's talking about...

    faggot
     
  11. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    yeah i dont know what im talking about..... here we go with the name calling again, yippe!
     
  12. Accord

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    You're right, i'm not a Marine yet and therefore i'm not going to argue with you regardless of how much you provoke me, however I will address what you said. All I did was state the requirements to become a WO in the Marine Corps which is relevant to the thread, if you got a problem with that, I don't know what to tell you. You're acting like i'm telling someone how to survive in Iraq or something when i'm obviously not qualified to do so since I haven't BTDT, but stating the general requirements to apply for something, nothing wrong with that.
     
  13. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    thats what i hate about the internet, people cant tell that your being sarcastic or just joking with them, chill out dude im just giving you a hard time cause your still a civilian
     
  14. Accord

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    It's cool, sorry for overreacting.
     
  15. DaRkPhAnToM

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    u didnt really over react, its cool dont worry about it
     
  16. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    I will in December when I finish my degree.

    He was saying we have the option, as Air Force ROTC cadet to easily accept our commission in the Army, instead of the Air Force, if we wanted.
     
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    The Army requires you also to be an E-5 before you can become a Warrant Officer. I was on a GSR team and one of the Warrants in the CI team was a drill sergeant. Kinda funny seeing him wear a bar and then have a DI patch on.
     
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    How long did it take him to become a W-5?
     
  19. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Not for all jobs.
     
  20. Whoflungpoo

    Whoflungpoo BlooRly!?

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    He must deal with some shitty people then. Any good officer knows to listen to his warrants when they speak, just like any good commander in the AF knows to listen to their SNCO's.

    I know my father (ret-CW4) would most likely vehemently disagree with your fathers assessment, but I do not speak on his behalf.

    In closing: my dad could beat up your dad :p
     
  21. Accord

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    I know that aviators are the exception, not sure if there are any others though.
     
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    What are the other jobs that don't require E-5? I know aviation is a given. I don't see to many PFC's applying for WOS.
     
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    I have only seen one CW-5 since I was in the Army. He was in charge of a motorpool and we had to clean the vehicles we were loaned for JRTC. He was cool as hell.
     
  24. Accord

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    I thought that you were required to retire at the age of 55, which is why the maximum age to enlist for most of the services is 34 years and 364 days.

    I guess it's different for the officer ranks though, a lot of the high ranking brass are pretty up there in age.
     

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