Warrant Officer Historical Foundation

(formerly Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation)

An Independent 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Public Charity

Preserving Army Warrant Officer History

Founded May 29, 2003


"The Legacy of Leadership as a Warrant Officer"


Part V - 2015 - Present


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On January 3, 2015, the selection of CW5 Peter T. Panos to be the next Army National Guard Command Chief Warrant Officer was announced.  CW5 Panos comes to the National Guard Bureau in the Army Directorate from the Minnesota Army National Guard.


On Januray 27, 2015, Army Directive 2015-07 (Unmasking of Army Officer Evaluation Reports) was issued by Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh.  Elimination of the masking process for Officers and Warrant Officers is related to the Army moving from fully qualified to best q\ualified selection boards.  (see Army Directive 2015-07 for more details and information.)


On June 4, 2015, MILPER Message 15-166 announced the initial MOS 170A Warrant Officer Cyber Branch Voluntary Transfer for active Army Warrants.  (See MILPER 15-166)


On June 10, 2015, the U.S. Army Instalation Management Command issued a Memorandum announcing the Warrant Officers in the grade of CW3 applying for housing willo compete for quarters in the Field Grade category, and that CW5 applicants will compete for Senior Officer quarters.  All other policies relating to wait list management and categories of housing remain unchanged.  (see Memorandum)


On June 11, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense announced the recovery of the remains of Chief Warrat Officers 3 James L. Phillips of Mattoon, Illinois and Rainer S. Ramos of Wiesbaden, Germany who wose UIH-1C Iroquis (Huey) helicopter was shot down in Quang Tin Province, In Vietnam on January 9, 1968.  (see Press Release)


On July 10, 2015, the Commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Division conducted a retirement ceremony in honor of CW5 Jeanne Pace who retired from the Army after 43 years of active service, the longest-serving active duty female warrant officer in Army history. CW5 Pace enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps in 1972 and she later became the first female band commander in the active Army. As of her retirement date, CW5 Pace was the last former member of the Women’s Army Corps on active duty, and her final assignment was command of the 1st Cavalry Division Band. (See the CW5 Jeanne Pace story)


On July 22, 2015, an Order of the Eagle Rising Society 2014 Induction Ceremony was conducted at the Aviation Museum, Fort Rucker, Alabama, for CW4 Benny R. McKee, USA Retired.  Vice Admiral Norb Ryan, USN Retired, President of the Military Officers Association (MOAA) and Colonel Garry L. Thompson, Commandant of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College (WOCC) presented the Award.  The Order is based at the WOCC at Fort Rucker and is sponsored by the MOAA.  Pictured right, sitting from the left are Society members CW4 Don Hess, CW4 Benny McKee, and standing from the left are CW5 Bill Walton, CW5 Bob Huffman, and CW5 Bob Cooper, Society members attending the induction.  See MOAA Press ReleaseSee also Listing of Society members.




WARRANT  The Legacy of Leadership as a Warrant Officer Index

| Part I - 1918 to 1996 |

| Part II - 1997 to 2007 |

| Part III - 2008 to 2009 |

| Part IV - 2010 to 2014 |

| Part V - 2015 - Present |

| Part VI - Addendum (Summary and Credits) |

| Warrant Officer Programs of Other Services |

| Additional Resources | Related Web Sites |

| Links to various other Warrant Officer Histories |


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