One of the more interesting jobs in the U.S. Army is the Warrant Officer. Warrant Officers are the experts in technical matters in the Army. They are above enlisted soldiers, but as a rule rank below commissioned officers of the Armed Forces. The first level of warrant officer, WO1, Warrant Officer, is not a commissioned rank, but the other levels of Warrant officer are commissioned warrant officers.
There are five different levels in the technical ranks of Warrant officers in the Army. The Highest is Chief Warrant Officer Five, Or CWO5, with the levels of Chief Warrant officer declining Four, Three, Two, and Warrant Officer, or CWO4, CW03, CWO2, and WO1, respectively. The different types of job duties in the Warrant Officer job may involve controlling and commanding combined armed forces operations and combat at the unit level, training and commanding vessels, activities and detachments of various size, and counseling and training soldiers on various areas of their specific technical specialty.
To apply to be a warrant officer the first step is to attend the Officer Candidate school for warrant officers. It is a school that lasts for six weeks, to see if you would be a good candidate for Army Warrant officer, and it tests your abilities on a number of different avenues. If you succeed in completing WOCS, then you will progress to Warrant Basic Officer Course, which is where the main instruction in the specialty you will lead in, and also gives you additional steps and training in becoming an Army Warrant officer.
Leaders are made, not born. To be a successful Warrant Officer in the US Army you have to have intelligence, confidence, initiative, self discipline and a number of different skill sets, all of which the Army will assist you in your training to receive. You will lead by example, and learn to lead from the front. Your ability to evaluate situations and judge them, and to make trained educated decisions will assist you in your training and progression to becoming a full-fledged Warrant or Chief Warrant Officer. Responsibilities of a Chief Warrant Officer involves working on technical matters and subjects, growing into a technical expert in the area of expertise that you are chosen to serve in.