Roby Introduces Legislation to Designate National Warrant Officer Day

June 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL), Co-Chair of the Army Aviation Caucus, along with the support of the entire Alabama House delegation as cosponsors, this week introduced H. Res. 947, legislation to designate July 9th as Warrant Officer Day.

“Throughout their 100-year history, Army Warrant Officers have continued to represent the expertise and professionalism that led to their founding on July 9, 1918,” Representative Roby said. “This resolution is a small token of appreciation for the service and sacrifices of our brave men and women who have and are currently serving as Army Warrant Officers. I am proud to lead this effort on behalf of the many men and women who served or are currently serving.”

The Army Warrant Officer Corp was established on July 9, 2018, and this year marks their 100th year of service to the U.S. Army. Today, Army Warrant Officers serve as technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, or advisers who fall into one of two categories: Aviators or Technicians. Army Warrant Officers serve on active duty, U.S. Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.

Candidates attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) administered by the Warrant Officer Career College at Fort Rucker in Alabama’s Second District.