Warrant officers are technical and tactical experts. They are considered to be the best of the best in their field. Following the warrant officer path means you would be critical to administering and executing plans, as well as being the leader officers and enlisted personnel look to for advice and direction.

Specialized training prepares you to be a technical and tactical expert in your concentration and an effective leader, instructor and advisor to both subordinates and commanders who depend on you. With over 40 different tech warrant specialties, you will likely have options to select from based on your MOS (Military Occupational Specialty, or the job you do in the Guard.) Whichever warrant officer career direction you choose, you’ll be on a path to higher rank, increased responsibility and authority, and greater pay and benefits.

The Army National Guard Warrant Officer Program offers you the opportunity to take your military specialty to a whole new level. As a Warrant Officer in the Hawaii Army National Guard, you will focus on the kind of challenging technical and tactical specialties needed to manage today’s most advanced battlefield systems.It is an opportunity to build upon your past enlisted experience. You will take your capabilities to a higher level, and enjoy a military atmosphere that offers excellent career stability. In addition, as a Warrant Officer, you are offered outstanding prospects for advancement and promotion.


    • G.T. score of 110 or higher
    • Pass a Chapter 2 Commissioning physical
    • Have a Secret security clearance (Can apply for pre-determination with verification of an interim secret clearance and attend WOCS)
    • Pass the Army APFT, Meet Ht/Wt. Requirements in accordance with AR 600-9b
    • Meet specific MOS prerequisites as determined by the WO proponent
    • Have the appropriate “Feeder” MOS. 4-6 years experience in the MOS/field for which applying (Will consider if civilian experience is equivalent to Feeder MOS) Click here to see a list of Warrant Officer Feeder MOSs.
    • Some MOSs require BNCOC
    • Some MOSs Require 6 semester hours of college level English from an accredited university or college.


    • State Reserve Component School (9 drills + 2 week A.T. )
    • Active Duty School at Fort Rucker (Aviation is 30 days)
    • Direct Appointment (Applicable only if previously commissioned)