WOMOS 170B Electronic Warfare Technician

WOMOS Description

The Electronic Warfare (EW) Technicians, analyze, plan, organize, execute, monitor, integrate and assess EW operations, threat environment, and technical requirements. The EW Technician focuses the efforts of EW systems, both air and ground, against adversary personnel, facilities, or equipment with the intent of denying, degrading, disrupting, neutralizing, defeating or destroying enemy capabilities, while protecting the use of friendly electromagnetic system operations through active coordination, integration and de-confliction. The EW Technician will integrate EW into the targeting and planning process as well as assist in the development of the enemy EW order of battle, EW target information and products, intelligence, and target selection standards. Junior grade warrant officers (W1 and W2) serve as an EW Technician within a Brigade Combat Team (BCT), Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), as well as within other Army units. Advanced-level warrant officers (W3) serve as an EW Technician within a Division, Multi-Domain Task Force (MDTF), and may fill development and broadening assignment positions. Senior-level warrant officers (W4) serve as an EW Technician within a Division and Corps / Corps-level unit, and may also fill development and broadening assignment positions. Master-level warrant officers (W5) serve as Echelons above Corps (EAC) EW Technicians. For more information on WOMOS 170B, see this Army website.

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Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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Registered Apprenticeship

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