The Role Of Warrant Officer In The United States Army

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The Role of Warrant Officer
The role of the Warrant Officer in the United States Army is not difficult to define, but I believe it hard to see because we were always the quiet professional behind the scenes. The Army defines a Warrant Officer as “a self-aware and adaptive technical expert, combat leader, trainer and advisor. Through progressive levels of expertise in assignments, training and education, the warrant officer administers, manages, maintains, operates, and integrates Army systems and equipment across the full spectrum of army operations. Warrant officers are innovative integrators of emerging technologies, dynamic teachers, confident warfighters and developers of specialized teams of Soldiers.” (Commissioned Officer Professional …show more content…

It is what makes us the most powerful army in the world. Army believes “Unit training and leader development are the Army’s life-blood. Army leaders train units to be versatile. They develop subordinate leaders—military and Army civilians—to be competent, confident, agile, and adaptive.” (Training Units and Developing Leaders, 2012) We are trained to teach our soldiers to understand their level of task and then at least one to two above them. Warrant officer play a key role into this. Warrant Officer are expected to give in-depth knowledge to Non commission officer and junior enlist on MOS skill. Then they are expected to teach young officer how properly run and manage their assets while bridging the technical aspect so they can make inform decisions. I think in the past this was not the case but it has been getting better throughout the years. With the responsibility of training soldiers, warrant Officer are task to give advice as …show more content…

Being an advisor to the chain of command is extremely important for the Warrant officer. No successful leader in the world has made a decision without talking to an advisor. A great example of this is during WWII, the German were winning the war until Hitler stop listening to his military advisor which lead to the down fall the German Army. There are two types of advisor good and bad. If a Warrant Officer is a good advisor they will give out timely and correct advice, keep relevant with in their field, have a great understanding of the commanders’ intent, and stay neutral. If a Warrant Officer is a bad advisor they will give out bad information, be out of touch with what is going on in their field, and will only looking out for themselves. Being an advisor is where the Warrant Officer gains and holds most their

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