Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC)


The purpose of the Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) to certify warrant officers as technically and tactically competent to serve as warrant officers in a designated specialty. WOBC is the first major test a newly appointed officer must pass to continue serving in the Army as a warrant officer, as W01 appointments and award of a Warrant Officer MOS are contingent upon successfully completing WOBC.

WOBC prepares newly appointed officers for their first duty assignments and all subsequent assignments as W01s/CW2s. This course is proponent (branch) developed and administered to all warrant officers upon completion of Warrant Officer Candidate School. The course must be completed within two years of appointment or an exception to policy must be requested and approved, otherwise, forfeiture of warrant officer status takes place. The primary focus of WOBC is MOS specific, augmented with common-core subjects. The common-core subjects are designated by a Task Site Selection Board and monitored by the Warrant Officer Career College.

The WOBC course schedules for all MOSs are available through the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS).

Aviation WOBC is not instructed by WOCC.If you require information regarding Aviation WO Basic Course please contact Bravo Company 1-145 at 334-255-9431/9943