The official birthday of the Army Warrant Officer Corps is July 9, 1918 when an act of congress established the Army Mine Planter Service as part of the Coast Artillery Corps. We celebrate the birth of the Elite Corps of polished professionals we call Warrant Officers. As the 5th Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) for the United States Army Reserve, I want to personally thank all Warrant Officers who have ever served for their dedication to duty and selfless service.
Ninety-four years ago, our Nation's leaders created a rich heritage of quiet professionals who were experts in their field and provided a unique capability not previously available. This corps of technical expert officers have contributed in every conflict at every level; from Medal of Honor Aviators in Viet Nam to a pay load specialist Astronaut flying on the Atlantis space shuttle.
We celebrate the continued honor, loyalty and bravery of our Soldiers in this noble calling. Our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. We also celebrate our local communities for their steadfast support of our Soldiers and Families.
Together we celebrate the Army Reserve Warrant Officers for the contributions made to the Army as an indispensable part of the Total Force. Join me at Rally Point 32, enroute to Army and Joint Vision 2020. There is a bright future ahead. Again, happy birthday for the WarrantOfficer Corps!
Army Strong!CW5 Phyllis J. WilsonCommand Chief Warrant OfficerOffice Chief Army Reserve
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