Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate Course scheduled for May 3-5, 2019

The Virginia National Guard recognizes its newest warrant officers in a ceremony held May 19, 2018, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The seven new warrants finished the final phase of Warrant Officer Candidate School and graduated from the Virginia National Guard’s WOCS last month. The warrants attended the final phase of WOCS with warrant officer candidates from around the nation and several of Virginia’s Soldiers earned top honors in the course. (U.S. National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)

FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Fort Pickett-based Warrant Officer Candidate School, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute is hosting a Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate Course May 3-5, 2019.

Any Soldier E-4 and above, or Aviation Candidates of any rank, can attend Pre-WOC in lieu of unit drill with prior approval by their unit.

Enrollment can be completed through ATRRS using school code of 1020 and course name PWOCC or by contacting the Warrant Officer Candidate School Course Manager.

Completion of Pre-WOC is a pre-requisite for any VaARNG Soldier to attend Warrant Officer Candidate School.

Pre-WOC will give Soldiers an idea of what WOCS will be like at Fort Pickett or Fort Rucker, Alabama. Soldiers must be physically fit and mentally prepared for this course.

Read more about the Virginia National Guard Warrant Officer Candidate School process:
The Making of a Warrant Officer

Questions about course content should be directed to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alexandra Rodriguez, Warrant Officer Candidate School Course Manager, by email at or by phone at 434-292-8371 or 434-480-6911.

Any Soldier interested in becoming a Warrant Officer should contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Wayne Sexton, Warrant Officer Strength Manager, by email at or by phone at 540-810-4044.

Warrant Officer MOS requirements can be found at:
Meet The Challenge … Become An Expert In Your Field

The Virginia National Guard has vacancies in the following career fields:
Engineer – 120A, 125D
Artillery and Air Defense – 131A, 140A
Aviation – 150A, 150U, 153D
Cyber and Signal – 170A, 255A, 255N, 255S, 290A
Intelligence – 350F, 351M, 352N, 353T
Chemical – 740A
Ordnance – 890A, 914A, 915A, 920A, 920B, 948B, 948D

The link below is an excellent look at the Army Warrant Officer career:
U.S. Army Warrant Officer Recruiting