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Warrant Officer Pilot Jobs (09W)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Entry Level

Overview

Warrant Officer pilots are tasked with commanding the Army's fleet of helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

In order to become an Army pilot, you must first past Warrant Officer Flight School, where you will learn to fly a variety of missions, depending on the type of aircraft in which you choose to specialize.

Warrant Officer Flight School candidates are commonly recruited from the civilian world and high schools in a policy known as "high school to flight school" and "from street to seat".

What is a Warrant Officer?

As the technical experts in the Army, warrant officers manage and maintain many of the Army’s combat systems, vehicles and networks. Once they reach the rank of chief warrant officer two, they are commissioned by the president and receive the same status as a commissioned officer.

Job Duties

  • Command and control operations during land combat on the unit level
  • Pilot helicopters, UAV, and fixed wing aircraft for a variety of missions
  • Train and counsel Soldiers on various areas of technical specialty
  • Command operations that combine armed companies on the battalion, brigade and division levels
  • Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for a variety of missions

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training requires six weeks at the Warrant Officer Candidate School, followed by attending the Warrant Officer Basic Course, where you’ll learn the basic skills of becoming a warrant officer.

Helpful Skills

  • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities

Required ASVAB Score(s)

General Technical (GT): 110

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in fields such as business management. An officer in the Army is closely related to managerial positions in corporations.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

 

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