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Minnesota National Guard
Warrant Officer Careers
Signal Warrant Officers needed

Congratulations for taking the next step in your career.
The MN ARNG is seeking soldiers for the following Signal Warrant Officer MOSs.

255N (Network Management Technician). 255N Supervise and manage the operation of tactical and strategic information networks, systems, at the local and wide area network (LAN & WAN) level. They plan, install, administer, manage, maintain, integrate, operate, service, secure, optimize, and troubleshoot information networks and systems.

255A (Information Systems Technician) 255A Supervise and manage information system assets associated with Automated Information Systems (AIS) and Internet Protocol (IP) Local Area Networks (LAN). They plan, develop, implement, and test a myriad of state-of-the-art, real time voice and data tactical information systems.

If you meet the following criteria and want to find out more about becoming a Signal warrant Officer please contact one of individuals below.

  • SGT (E5) or above
  • Note: Waiver requests for E4s may be considered on a case-by-case base if there is documented managerial or leadership experience in the government or civilian sector.

  • WLC Graduate

  • Security Plus (CompTIA Certification)

  • Currently hold or eligible to qualify for a Top Secret (TS) clearance

  • Any MOS/AFSC with four years of document information technology experience

  • Six semester hours of College English Composition

  • GT score of 110 or higher

  • 46 years old or less prior to your packet being boarded

Chief Warrant 3 Erik Homme, MN-ARNG Warrant Officer Strength Manager (WO recruiter)
erik.a.homme.mil@mail.mil, 651-268-8149

Chief Warrant 4 David Gunderson, MN-ARNG Signal Warrant Officer Branch Manager
David.j.gunderson3.mil@mail.mil, 651-268-8871

Chief Warrant 5 Kip Knudson, MN-ARNG Command Chief Warrant Officer
Kipton.a.knudson.mil@mail.mil, 651-233-7639

Would you like to become a Warrant Officer?

Application requirements:
~ MUST meet Administrative Requirements AND Proponent Prerequisites (http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant/WOgeninfo_mos.shtml) Proponent Prerequisites are found by clicking the appropriate Warrant Officer MOS.
~ Application Submission POC (CW3 Erik Homme, 651-268-8149, erik.a.homme.mil@mail.mil)

Application Required Documents:
~ Resume HQ USAREC Form 3.2, APR 2014 (Example.pdf).
~ Letter of Recommendation from any MNARNG Warrant Officer (Example.pdf).

What is a Warrant Officer? WO Values

Warrant Officers are commissioned officers that focus on progressing in their career field, rather than moving to higher levels of command.  

As a leader, manager, and trainer, you will provide recommendations to commanders, advice to peers, and guidance to subordinates.

Soldier, Leader, Technical Expert
Becoming a Warrant Officer

Process overview:

Process Overview

NOTE: Candidates must meet Administrative AND Proponent requirements.  Review requirements and then contact the WOSM. Administrative Requirements:
  • At least 18 years of age but not older than 46 years of age at the time of initial appointment. Waivers over 46 years of age may be considered.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen. (No Waivers)
  • GT Score of 110 or higher. (No Waivers)
  • High School Graduate or pass the General Education Development (GED) test. (No Waivers)
  • Must pass the standard three event APFT and meet HT/WT criteria IAW AR 600-9.
  • Be able to secure and hold a secret security clearance. (No Waivers)
  • Pass a chapter 2 commissioning physical.
Proponent Requirements:
Predetermination Packet (PDP) Steps:
  1. Identify prospects through;
    1. Unit Leaders
    2. Unit Briefings
  2. Identify qualified applicants
    1. Review requirements
  3. Contact WOSM
    1. WOSM will review applicants qualifications
  4. Once WOSM approves, complete the following and submit to WOSM.
    1. Battalion Commander Letter of Recommendation Example.pdf
    2. Company Commander Letter of Recommendation Example.pdf
    3. Soldiers Warrant Officer Resume Example.pdf.
  1. The WOSM submits the PDP to the prospective proponent for consideration of the applicant’s technical qualifications.
  2. Requirements can be met through military OR civilian experience. It is therefore critical to take into consideration ALL experience the Soldier has when building a PDP. The WOSM can provide specific guidance and expertise and is available to assist on all packets.
  3. If approved by the proponent, the next steps for the Soldier are
    1. Complete a Chapter 2 Commissioning Physical
    2. Appear before the Federal Recognition Board (FRB).
Federal Recognition Board:

The FRB consists of a panel of senior, MNARNG, Officers & Warrant Officers that will evaluate the candidate’s moral and leadership qualifications. Once FRB approved, the WOSM will schedule Warrant Officer Candidate School.
2 Options - Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS)

WOCS School


Warrant Officer Strength Manager
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Erik Homme
1025 Broadway St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
O: 651-268-8149
C: 651-775-9451
GNet: 8149
E: erik.a.homme.mil@mail.mil

MilBook: https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/mnarng-warrant-officers

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/minnesotaarmynationalguard
WOCS-RC (State Warrant Officer Candidate School)

An eight-month program conducted by 175th Regional Training Institute (RTI) at Camp Ripley, MN. The program consists of three phases:

Distance Learning. This phase is completed at the RTI, Camp Ripley. Candidates drill in an IDT status and complete correspondence requirements during drill weekends.

PHASE II: Core Course.  Candidates are attached to the RTI and complete 5 IDT periods.  Candidates are taught the fundamentals of leadership and the Warrant Officer Corps.

The course concludes with a two-week annual training period at Camp Atterbury, IN.  During this period, candidates demonstrate what they’ve learned over the previous seven months in practical applications.
WOCS (Federal Warrant Officer Candidate School)

A five or six week program conducted at Fort Rucker, Ala. Candidates who have previously held the rank of SGT/E5 *and* have completed WLC are required to attend five weeks of training.  Prior to this five-week program, candidates will be required to complete a short distance learning requirement online.  All other Soldiers will complete the full six-week program.

For more information, visit the Federal WOCS Website