Army 914A Warrant Officer: Allied Trades

The United States Army would not be able to operate if there were not individuals who could repair and maintain the wide range of machinery that is utilized in day to day operations. The Army 914A Warrant Officer carries much of these responsibilities.

In today’s post we are going to research the position of the Army 914A Warrant Officer: Allied Trades. We will delve into the responsibilities and duties, the requirements and prerequisites, and other information about this very important job in the United States Army.

Job Description

The Army 914A Warrant Officer manages both metal and woodworking shops and procedures within their assigned station. The range of areas that a 914A Warrant Officer oversees is enormous. The maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment, along with shops that manufacture wood items would all fall under the scope of the 914As area of expertise.

This person will oversee training and the acquisition of needed tools and parts. He/she is also in charge of quality control procedures.

Responsibilities and Duties

The job description somewhat explained duties and responsibilities that the Army 914A Warrant Officer has. For a deeper understanding, just consider these responsibilities that are a part of this job:

  • Managing and directing shops that repair and maintain automobiles and trucks.

  • Manage and direct wood shops.

  • Supervises and implements recovery operations which includes the maintenance of equipment used in these processes.

  • Directly manages and implements all the needs related to welding, service repair and maintenance of the equipment and motorized vehicles used in military functions.

  • Controls and directs all safety and quality control programs related to the areas he/she manages.

  • Coordinates with other repair shops and suppliers to guarantee that the personnel under he/she has all the proper tools and necessities for proper performance of their positions.

  • Establishes a system that inventories and keeps stocks at capacity.

  • Much more.

Prerequisites and Requirements

The position of Army 914A Warrant Officer is not an entry level job. The prerequisites needed for this position consist, but are not limited to:

  • Must be an E5 Sergeant or above.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.

  • High School graduate.

  • At least 12 months left on enlistment.

  • Must have 6 years experience in a field comparable to the 914A. The 91W and 91E MOS positions would be field experience that can lead to the 914A position. Civilian experience in a comparable field will also be taken into consideration.

  • Must be a graduate of the Advanced Leader Course (ALC).

  • The 10 most recent NCOERs must accompany the application and they should show supervisory proficiency in a MOS of similar nature.

  • A letter of recommendation from a senior warrant officer in the 914A MOS.

An applicant can submit waiver requests if any of the above is not met. The waiver request must explain in detail why the applicant should be allowed to have the waiver. There will be no waivers for E4 or below.

Future Career Possibilities

The potential career possibilities in the civilian world for a person that is a 914A Warrant Officer are endless. The experience opens a wide range which could include:

  • Management of large manufacturing operations which could be wood, plastics, metal, etc…

  • Auto body or repair shop management.

  • Management in the trucking industry.

  • Logistics.

  • Much more.

The options of creating your own business is also a great possibility. There are so many options for a person who has the Army 914A Warrant Officer experience, it would probably take a book to list them all.

Final Thoughts

The Army 914A Warrant Officer job is a wise position for any Soldier to shoot for. The experience this job offers is immense. It is a job that will always be needed in the Army, and also a career that can go very far in the after Army life.

Are you, or have you been a 914A Warrant Officer? If so, we would like to hear more on this job. Please comment below. If it is a position you are seeking and you have questions that were not answered in this article, please ask. I will find the correct answer.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and please share it with others who may be plotting where they are going in today’s Army.

chuck holmes

Chuck Holmes
Former Army Major (resigned)

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