Roby Visits Fort Rucker to Commemorate Warrant Officer Day

July 9, 2018
Press Release

FORT RUCKER, AL – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today visited the Army Warrant Officer Career College at Fort Rucker to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Army Warrant Officer Corp. While at Fort Rucker, Representative Roby presented the Congressional Record entry she authored designating July 9th as National Warrant Officer Day.

“Throughout their 100-year history, Army Warrant Officers have proudly represented the expertise and professionalism that led to their founding on July 9, 1918,” Representative Roby said. “The resolution I offered in the House to designate July 9 as National Warrant Officer Day is just a small token of appreciation for the service and sacrifices of our brave men and women who have served or are currently serving as Army Warrant Officers.”

Last month, Representative Roby, who is Co-Chair of the Army Aviation Caucus, along with the support of the entire Alabama delegation in the House as cosponsors, introduced H. Res. 947 to designate July 9th as Warrant Officer Day.

The Army Warrant Officer Corp was established on July 9, 1918, 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.