First month of Warrant Officer Basic Course The role of the military officer today is very complex, challenging, and very rewarding. The transition into Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) has displayed a few of those characteristics. Upon arrival to the WOBC we as newly appointed Warrant Officers were welcomed with open arms. Not only was the students eager to get started and to begin learning on how to become future 131As but the instructors were as eager to coach, influence and direct the class in the direction needed not only becoming newly certified 131A but to become the future of the 131A cohort. During our first few weeks at WOBC we continued to get acclimated with the new surroundings of Fort Sill and continued to get accustomed to the transition from being enlisted to the officer branch. We in processed with the 1-30th FA Battalion which was simple and painless but the skill level or knowledge base to answer questions in …show more content…
Professional developments have varied from words of wisdom after Physical Readiness Training (PRT), topics of discussions throughout the day which not only links into targeting or field artillery but also how to steward the profession or simply exhausting all rumors of 131A’s. That being said we have received WOPD at many levels to include students from the last class to graduate WOBC, several CW3’s in the Warrant Officer Advance Course (WOAC), CW4 Pelts the 131A branch manager, CW5 Whitney the course manager and the Army Staff Senior Warrant Officer CW5 Williams. In my opinion the WOPD’s are a tremendous success in this stage of the course and hope will continue throughout. We as prior Non Commissioned Officers have worked for or with Officers somewhere in our career but we now have transitioned into a Warrant Officer and have zero experience in
Sergeant First Class Justin L. Pierce distinguished himself with exemplary meritorious service in positions of great importance and increased responsibility throughout his 22 year career and service to the U.S. Army and this nation. His career culminated as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Engineer Observer/Controller – Trainer for the 3rd-315th Brigade Engineer Battalion (BEB), 177th Armored Brigade; a multi-component training brigade with First Army Division East. Sergeant First Class Pierce's knowledge, technical expertise and broad depth of understanding of all critical requirements for training, readiness and combat engineer operations were instrumental in developing a concise and detailed training structure and objectives in order to
***Draft***CW3 Lockhart has made a seamless transition has the Senior WOCS Instructor. He has proven to be a versatile officer with the potential to succeed in challenging assignments. CW3 Lockhart should complete WOILE and consider completing a Bachelor 's Degree to stay competitive for key assignments in the Warrant Corps. Select to CW4 upon meeting
("AMEDD/NCO Enlisted Soldier History," n.d.) Education and experience were trial by fire for the initial medical NCO’s. Even though the Surgeon General numerously requested training for these soldiers, it did not happen until General Order #29. The attrition rate for tested stewards was high as 600 attempted and 24 succeeded.
Sergeant Amos was personally recognized by the MCAAT Officer-in-Charge in that his administrative expertise was well above his current grade. In his duties as the Defense Travel System’s Approving Official, Sergeant Amos personally processed over a 4,800 Temporary Additional Duty (TAD) vouchers and authorizations as well as ensured the accurate and timely payment of over $5,200,000 in pay entitlements. His attention to detail and can do attitude led to a smooth transition between the squadron’s routine TADs, work-up cycles and
I’m a 24 year old sergeant in the United States Army, and I have been in this division for just under a year now. My division is the 501st infantry company, filled with some of the allied forces’ youngest, but most skilled, soldiers. My C.O., Captain Paul Metcalfe, leads the routine runs that every division is expected to complete. He was one of 17 British-born men in our platoon. The 501st was a small group, consisting of roughly 100 men, with five 20-man platoons.
Ever since America established itself as an independent country, there has consistently been a need for soldiers to fight in the many wars that the country has found itself involved in. This need has made conscription a very common aspect during wartime in America. The draft was first introduced to the USA during the Civil War, in which both the Confederate and Union Armies forced men to fight in the military. Later on in history, the draft became a seriously debated topic during both World War One and the Vietnam War. Many people felt the draft was an infringement on people’s civil liberties and should be discontinued while some people felt conscription was necessary for the future survival of America.
We are all supposed to work together as a team to help support the mission and professionally develop as a unit. I feel that in my battalion the lower density MOS’s are overlooked. I am the only Electronic Warfare Specialist in my battalion and no one knows what I do. I am trying to implement myself as much as possible. I have managed to stand out of the crowd by learning how to work effectively as an intelligence analyst and provide my unit with clear and concise intelligence products.
Nearly 100 years ago, with the passage of the National Defense Act in 1916, The United Sates Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, JROTC, came into being. Under the provisions of the Act, high schools were authorized the loan of federal military equipment and the assignment of active duty military personnel as instructors. While, in 1964, the Vitalization Act opened the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps up to the other services and replaced most active duty instructors with retired members of the armed forces. As the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps first began it was more directly used as a source for young men to enlist as Officers promptly. Yet, over the years, the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
Lt. Owen's mortar section had little to no experience on the weapon systems that they were working with. He trained them from darkness to darkness with consistent drills in different types of situations. Lt. Owen also admits that despite excess training before the war, their first battles were "far-from-perfect exercises." This made me realize that not only does an officer have to be adept at his duties, but he needs to motivate and instill to his soldiers the same level of proficiency, regardless of peace or war time. Also utilizing complacent time as a means to further train such as when they were at sea.
At this point in time, JROTC programs are found in all 50 states and even in overseas American schools. The main focus when the curriculum was first established was to prepare high school boys mentally and physically for joining the U.S. Army as enlisted soldiers. Today, men and women are permitted and encouraged to join the program. The mission statement of the present day course is: “to motivate young people to be better citizens.” Even though this mission has not really changed over the years, the program has gained more depth to it.
As I embark on the newest chapter in my life it occurs to me that I must first take time to fully process and appreciate the magnitude of what it really is to be a Warrant Officer in the United States Army. From my own perspective as well as the perspective seen from society I can see my new responsibilities will hold a paramount position in many different aspects. This being said, I can look forward to a major shift in what my focus will be and how my decisions will directly impact those around me. My personal desire to become a Warrant officer stems from my constant thirst to grow and influence my surroundings.
Warrant officers are the leaders of their field and experts in their trade. As such, they must be reliable, technically and tactically proficient, quick learners, and self-motivated, traits I already possess. I believe I have the necessary skills, experience, and leadership abilities to be a great asset to the Army as a Warrant Officer. I have more experience and training than most of my peers considering warrant officer as their next step. I have proven to be a dependable, capable, driven and a proactive non-commissioned officer throughout my career and have always sought out positions of higher responsibility.