WOMOS 180A Special Forces Warrant Officer

WOMOS Description

Special Forces warrant officers are combat leaders and staff officers. They are experienced subject matter experts in unconventional warfare and operations/intelligence fusion for planning and execution at all levels across the operational continuum. They advise commanders on all aspects of special operations. The Warrant Officer One (WO1), Chief Warrant Officer Two (CW2), and select CW3 warrant officer serve on the SFOD-A as the Assistant Detachment Commander or Commander in his absence. The CW3-CW5 SF warrant officer serves as a staff operations warrant officer within the SF Group, as well as at higher commands within SF, Army SOF and Joint SOF staffs. They may lead task organized SOF elements as directed. They serve as the Senior Warrant Officer Advisor (SWOA) to the Commander for all warrant officer matters and other interests as directed. Select CW5s serve as the SWOA to the SF Group and United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) commanders as an integral part of the commander’s personal staff. For more information on WOMOS 180A, see this Army website.

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This is an official U.S. Army websiteUpdated: August 31, 2020

In Demand

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Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

Mandatory

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Proponent Funded

Indicates the credential may have funding through the MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base. Click here for more information.

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

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Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

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High

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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