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  • Going Warrent help??

    I am shipping for basic training in 1 week. My MOS is 15G Aviation Structural Repair. I would like to become a Warrent Officer to become a pilot. I have no college credits. I understang become a Warrent Officer usually takes a few years experience. However I would like to start working on everything as soon as I return. Does anyone have advice on what I need to do and where I should start? My state is PA if that makes a difference.

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    Re: Going Warrent help??

    The Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division is a heavy aviation unit of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. The Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) is one of five brigades of the 28th Infantry Division. It provides provides aviation assets for both federal and state active duty missions. The aviators of the CAB fly the AH-64D Apache, UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters respectively. Enlisting as a 15G, it's likely that you are already in one of the support battalions.

    Minimum prerequisites to become a 153A Rotory Wing Aviator are:

    Any MOS may apply. (No Warrant Feeder)
    Be at least 18, but not have reached their 33rd birthday at the convening of the selection board.
    "Waivers will be considered for applicants with exceptional qualifications and only on a case by case basis"
    Score 90 or higher on the Alternate Flight Aptitude Selection Test (AFAST).
    Successfully pass a Class 1 (warrant officer candidate) Flying Duty Medical Examination (FDME) IAW AR 40-501 that has been approved by the Commander, U.S. Army Aeromedical Center.
    It is recommended, but not required, that applicants have a letter of recommendation from an Army Aviator in the rank of CW3 to CW5 or Major and above. If the unit commander or above is a field grade aviator, the aviator interview may be part of the commander's endorsement. In this case, the commander's endorsement must contain the same statement required for the aviator interview. Use a memorandum format and start with the statement I have interviewed (your name) and find (he/she) has the needed personal characteristics, motivation, physical stamina, and qualifications to be appointed a U.S. Army Reserve warrant officer and appears acceptable for selection into the WOFT program as a warrant officer candidate. Applicants from other military services may be interviewed by a field grade aviator from their branch of service if an Army aviator is not readily available. Army aviators will conduct the interviews whenever possible.
    Acceptance to Warrant Officer Flight Training (153A) will require attendance and successful completion of:
    The U.S. Army Aviation Center Survival Escape Resistance and Evasion (SERE-C) course.
    Helicopter Ditching and Dunker trainer.

    That's a fair amount of copy/paste data that can be found by anyone, but the basic gist is once you get into your aviation unit and get your feet wet, do a exceptional job and let your unit leadership know that you are interested in pursuing WOCS and Flight Training. PA most likely has a Warrant Officer Strength Manager and likely a CW4 or CW5 that deals with 153As specifically.


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      Re: Going Warrent help??

      Thank you for the advice.