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Warrant Officer Recruiting Update

Several recent changes to military intelligence warrant officer recruiting have been implemented. The Standard Form 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, is no longer required. A memorandum from your unit's S2 or Special Security Officer verifying clearance, access level, and the date and type of investigation that awarded the clearance is the only required document. If your special background investigation or single-scope background investigation is more than five years old, the memo must specify the date when your periodic reinvestigation was submitted. All MI military occupational specialties (MOSs) require a current Top Secret clearance with sensitive compartmented information (SCI) access, except MOS 351E, which only requires a Secret clearance.

A new, highly encouraged, but optional prerequisite is a letter of recommendation from a senior warrant officer in the career field for which you are applying. This is not mandatory since many noncommissioned officers (NCOs) do not work for warrant officers who could write the letter. This letter should be from a warrant officer who has direct knowledge of the applicant's ability to perform in his or her MOS. The only other letters needed for the application are the endorsements of the company and battalion commanders.

We are now recruiting applicants for MOSs 351E, Interrogation Technician, and 352G, Voice Intercept Technician, by language. A Defense Language Proficiency Test score report from the last 12 months that verifies a 2/2 language capability is required. Our greatest need is for Korean and Arabic speakers.

Currently, accessions are closed for Spanish and German linguists in those 2 MOSs. If you are a Spanish or German speaker and would like to apply, you must have a Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) score in excess of 115 and include a memorandum in your application stating that you would be willing to be retrained in a Category IV language upon accession. If you are selected, you will go to the Defense Language Institute for Korean or Arabic training prior to your initial assignment as a warrant officer. None of the other MI warrant officer MOSs require a language proficiency.

If you have any specific questions on MI warrant officer accessions, please get in touch with the warrant officer point of contact in the Office of the Chief, Military Intelligence; CW5 Rex Williams, Warrant Officer Professional Development Manager by E-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (520) 533-1183 or DSN 821-1183.