Army Warrant Officer 2025 Strategy

Thursday, April 7, 2016

What is it?

Warrant Officers are the U.S. Army’s premier technical experts and systems integrators whose leader development is critically important for readiness. The Army Warrant Officer 2025 Strategy (WO2025) provides vision and guidance on the ends, ways and means for accessing, developing and using WOs to best serve the Army now and in the future.

What has the Army done?

The WO2025 Strategy was developed and synchronized with the Army Operating Concept, Force 2025 and Beyond, Human Dimension Strategy, Army Leader Development Strategy and Warrant Officer Continuum of Learning Study. These documents serve as the foundation and guiding principles for the shaping of the warrant officer of the future.The WO2025 Strategy also applies the Army Warfighting Challenges to frame the learning and collaboration required for the future force.

What continued efforts have been planned for the future?

The WO2025 Strategy is organized into four distinct Lines of Effort (LOEs) that are synchronized with the AWCs. The LOEs emphasize redesigning the recruiting and selection process, revitalizing WO professional military education, posturing leader development for effective utilization and joint force integration, and institutionalizing a culture of professionalism. The LOEs are:

(1) Accessions: In order to meet the demanding and unknown future requirements identified in the Army Operating Concept, the Army will reevaluate the current accessions model.

(2) Development: WOs serve as the Army’s technical experts, systems operators, integrators and collective trainers of Soldiers. Development efforts will focus on sustaining and improving these competencies to enhance readiness and reduce reliance on contractor support.

(3) Talent Management and Utilization: The Army will review how WOs are managed and assigned and develop ways to ensure top talent is retained and placed in the best possible roles.

(4) Army Profession: The Army will develop WO cohort specific materials to increase understanding, improve mentorship and counseling, as well as enhance the pride and esprit de corps of all service members.

Why is this important to the Army?

The WO2025 Strategy provides strategic direction to ensure Army Warrant Officers are technologically agile, adaptive, and innovative leaders.

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