Warrant Officer Historical Foundation

(formerly Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation)

A Non-Profit  501 (c) (3) Public Charity

Preserving Army Warrant Officer History

Founded May 29, 2003


Chief Warrant Officer 4, U. S. Army Retired

Corporate Vice President, Director, and Historian Emeritus


Don was drafted into the Army in January 1953 and was appointed as a Warrant Officer in September 1961.


His final assignment as a CW4 in 1973 was as Adjutant and Personnel Officer responsible for all military personnel assigned to the White House Communications Agency.


Upon retirement from the Army in 1975, Don began full-time employment with USAWOA.


He played a big part in the first twenty-five years of the U. S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) during his tenure as Founder, first President, and later Executive Vice President.


He was the compiler and author of "U. S. Army Warrant Officers," a history of the Army Warrant Officer and the USAWOA, Turner Publishing Company 1996.


In October 1997 he retired from full-time employment as the USAWOA Executive Vice President after 25-years of exemplary service to the Association.  At that time he was designated as USAWOA President Emeritus.


In July 2007 CW4 Donald E. Hess, CW4, U. S. Army Retired, was designated as Historian Emeritus and Advisor to the Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation Board of Directors and Corporate Officers. 



On January 15, 2013 Don was appointed to the position of Corporate Vice President. He assumed the duties of assisting with preparation and plans for commemoration of the 100th Birthday of the Army Warrant Officer and a Co-Author of the planned 100th Birthday Warrant Officer History Book.


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