Fort Sill EW Classroom
Soldiers participate in Electronic Warfare training at Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Okla.

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 12, 2009) -- Immediate openings are available for the Army's premier training courses in Electronic Warfare, as announced in an Army message March 10.

The courses will be conducted at Fort Sill, Okla., and are available to officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel.

The officer (FA29) course will run 11 weeks beginning June 29. The warrant officer (MOS 290A) course will run 16 weeks beginning April 1, and the enlisted (MOS 29E) course will run 10 weeks beginning April 1.

The courses are not available through the Army Training Requirements and Resources System, known as ATRRS. Instead, interested Soldiers should contact the EW proponent, Maj. Michael A. Brock at michael.brock@us.army.mil, DSN 552-9494 and commercial (913) 684-9494. Ms. Addie House can also be contacted at addie.house1@conus.army.mil, DSN 552-9459 and commercial (913) 684-9459 for information and registration.

Electronic Warfare expertise is critical to units deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, officials said. The courses are part of the Army's process to institute electronic warfare as an Army enduring core competency, implementing this expertise at all echelons of the force structure.

Graduates will provide commanders with EW subject-matter expertise while serving as integrators, advising commanders on how to leverage lethal and non-lethal effects in support of tactical and operational objectives.

More than 1,600 EW personnel are projected to begin serving at every level of command, throughout the Army over the next three years. An additional 2,300 personnel will be added to this career field in the near future as personnel become available to the Army, officials said.

Unit commanders of deployable and deploying units are strongly encouraged to nominate officers (captain to lieutenant colonel), warrant officers (W01-W05), and noncommissioned officers (E5-E9) to attend. Sending commands are responsible for Soldier's travel and select per diem costs while attending the course, which is chargeable to the military training specific allotment, or MTSA account.

A message to All Army Activivies, or ALARACT, is available at <a href="https://www.us.army.mil/suite/doc/15619201"target=_blank>https://www.us.army.mil/suite/doc/15619201</a>. For more information about the 29 series career field visit <a href="http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/cew/FA29.asp"target=_blank>http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/cew/FA29</a> and <a href="http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/cew/index.asp"target=_blank>http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/cew/index.asp</a>.

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