WOMOS 948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

WOMOS Description

Manages, supervises, and coordinates the installation, operation, repair, maintenance, and modification of radio, radar, computer, electronic data processing, television, navigation, avionics, communications, and cryptographic equipment, and associated tools, test sets, and accessory equipment; inspects incoming faulty equipment; prepares work assignments; plans and implements maintenance schedules; develops repair and operating procedures and ensures quality control; manages training on test and maintenance procedures; diagnoses and supervises complex repair of communications equipment; writes extensive reports of evaluations and inspections of equipment repair and associated problems; manages depot level budget; writes evaluation reports of subordinates; advises commander or staff officers on electronics equipment development, procurement, capabilities, limitations, and employment. For more information on WOMOS 948B, see this Army website.

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Warrant Officer Training Division

The Warrant Officer Training Division (WOTD) provides three professional certifications to students as they attend Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) and Warrant Officer Advanced Course (WOAC) for 948Bs. These include:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Federal Communication Commission (FCC)- General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL)
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Star

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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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