Posted on Nov 4, 2020
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Greetings all,
Im a reservist 25B (IT) and I've been wanting to go to Warrant officer school for it (255A). I graduated AIT in September, but still haven't found much information about it online.

What should I do in order to better prepare myself? Is it a requirement that I hit E6 status before going? I am currently applying for a B.S. in Astrophysics but I can switch back to computer engineering or applied mathematics if they have any bearing on it?

On a separate note, does going to RASP or SOF increase chances of admittance to Warrant school?

Thank you all.
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Hello Amir,
While I agree with the other first three replies, the Signal branch has been accepting waivers for time in grade, rank, and number of NCOERs. Like CSM said, you need some good mentoring from a signal Warrant. If I were asked to write your letter of recommendation, my quuestions would be centered around CPOF, STTs, AMDWS, TAIS, FBCB2, AMPS, ACN, VMware, and more. Then I would want to hear that you understand how they all integrate and at which echelons. Then I would want to know your experience with dealing with RHNs, when your last JRTC/NTC/WFx was and what your challenges were.
My point is, smart, which it sounds like you are, is not the only thing I would be looking for. The Signal Warrant must already know. You're expected to be the technical expert from day one.
I would also want to WHY you want to be A Warrant Officer.
If you want to pursue being a 255 or 170, start seeking out opportunities to learn the tactical environment, that will be your job.
Good luck.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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Straight from the horse’s mouth!
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Thank you Chief!
What are some steps that would help me better prepare myself?

I've been studying to take a shot at Sec+ sometime next March(if they offer it, or later), and in the process of setting up my SSD1 account so I can take the classes related to my MOS.

And also, a stupid question, but what time frame on average am I looking at as I tend to try to do everything at one time?

Thank you again, this is the first time I'm the scope of things I should work on.
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SPC (Join to see) I would start with ensuring your in a unit that has tactical comms where you can get the experience needed to be a tactical Warrant Officer. Fast tracking on certs and edu is not going to make you a Signal Warrant Officer (at least not s good one).
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Thank you SSG!
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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Seek mentoring from a good NCOs and WO in the field you are interested. RASP/SOF has absolutely nothing to do with your WO packet quality, not to mention this folks - for the most part (with a very few exceptions) are in the active component - the board members look for the whole person concept and your relevant background and knowledge to the field.

Additional, there are specific requirements you can see in the WO recruitment webpage; standard Army wide. That been said... in some very technical fields, some requirements are waived so long the candidate has or exceed the required experience and/or certifications. Hence the need of a good SIGO mentor!
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Thank you Sir! Everything is now coming together and I'm getting a much clearer picture overall.
Should've done this sooner than to read info off of random websites!
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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You’re welcome SPC (Join to see)
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