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the official birthday of the Army Warrant Officer Corps in July 9th 1918, when a act of Congress established the Army Mine Planter Service as part of the Coastal Artillery Corps. A total of 40 Warrant Officers served as Masters, Mates, Chief Engineers and Assistant Engineers on each mine planting vessel. Although only one rank was authorized by Congress, in effect, three grades were created because of varying of pay grades for Masters, 1st Mates and 2nd Mates, and corresponding levels of marine engineer personnel. This is also when the official color of the Army Warrant Officer came to be brown. It emanated from the brown strands from burlap bags the Mine Planter Service personnel wore as their insignia of rank.
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Truly an honor to be part of the Warrant Officer Cohort. Cheers to another successful 97 years.
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Yes indeed.
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My father retired as a CW3 back in 1995, and the quote "experts and quiet professionals" is an understatement. I have the highest respect for all Warrant Officers as they are not only experts in their fields, but take on additional duties and tasks beyond their scope of responsibility. Many Warrant Officers begin enlisted and progress through the enlisted ranks before Commissioning. Prior to being a Warrant Officer, my father had advanced to SFC. Kudos and congratulations to all Warrant Officers out there! You have worked hard to get to where you are in your careers, and I am PROUD! Happy Birthday!

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1LT Krohn
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Thank you for your response, it's great to hear stories about past Warrant Officers.
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CW4 Richard A. Dropik
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Thank you and your
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Congratulations to all the great Warrant Officers out there serving today and in the past! Thank you for your valuable service!
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Sir, thank you for the comment.
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