Officers Heritage Foundation
Preserving Army Warrant Officer
A 501 (c) (3)
Non-Profit All Volunteer Organization
Warrant Officer History™
The Legacy of Leadership as a Warrant Officer
The Legacy of
Leadership as a Warrant Officer is sold out. Since the book was
current as of September 2006 and many events of warrant officer
historical significance have taken place since then we have decided not
to reprint it. On
April 7, 2010, the Board of
Directors of the Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation set 2018 as the
planned release date for the next Warrant Officer History Book edition.
The Title of the book has not yet been selected but the theme will
center around the July 9, 1918 birthday of the Army Warrant Officer in
the Mine Planter Service of the Coast Artillery and the 100 Years
About the book
This book centers around the history of the Army Warrant Officer from July 1918, the official Birthday of the Corps, & progresses through the many changes that the Warrant Officer has gone including insignia changes and integration of the Army Warrant Officers into the various Army branches. It also contains a Dedication to Fallen Warrant Officers since that fateful day of 9-11-2001, plus a listing of their names. It also
outlines the Warrant Officer Programs of the other U.S. Uniformed Services, histories of the various Warrant Officer Associations, Clubs, and Foundations including Warrant Officers Association U.S. Army, Chief Warrant & Warrant Officers Association of the U. S. Coast Guard, Warrant Officers Association of the United States of America, C.H.A.N.W.O.S., U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association, U.S. Marine Corps Warrant Officers Clubs, USAWOA Scholarship Foundation, and Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation. Included are pictures
plus information about Warrant Officer Medal Of Honor Winners, other Warrants of historical significance, and the Army's only Warrant Officer Astronaut. The back of the book
contains pictures and short biographies submitted by Warrant Officers. This History book will become a valued keepsake for Warrant Officers of all the services. A portion of the proceeds
went to the Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation to support a Warrant Officer Historical exhibit and to construct a Memorial in the Washington, DC area to honor all Fallen Warrant Officers.
1996, the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association (USAWOA) and the Turner Publishing Company produced a book
Army Warrant Officers." The
cover shows the late Don Stivers' artwork, "The Quiet Professional."
Commonly called the "history book," this book contains 144
pages of text and photos that presents the history of the Army Warrant Officer
Corps from 1916 to 1994. The book
also contains more than 300 biographies of warrant officers.
These officers contributed to the history of our Corps - be
their contribution small or large.
This original history book is also sold-out
and there are no plans to reprint it.
In August 2004, when Turner Publishing approached USAWOA
about a History Book Volume II, USAWOA turned over the project to the
newly formed Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation.
The Foundation was formed to preserve the history and heritage of the Army
Warrant Officer. The royalties from the book project would assist the
Foundation in their goals to to construct a Warrant Officer Historical Exhibit
and to construct a Memorial to Fallen Warrant Officers.
In September 2004, an Agreement was signed with
Turner Publishing Company
produce the book. Turner Publishing also printed the original U. S. Army
Warrant Officer history book.
The book expanded on the history portrayed in the original
A chronological history of the Army Warrant Officer,
July 1918 to April 2006, is presented.
The book also includes a narrative of Warrant Officer Associations, Clubs, and
Foundation and their contributions over the years. It also outlines the
Warrant Officer programs of the other Uniformed Services. USAWOA members
were invited to place
an up to 250-word biography in the book; and if desired, two accompanying
pictures. Non-member Warrant Officers were
also invited to place a biography
and pictures with the pre-purchase of a the new History Book.
also features a Dedication in tribute to our fallen Warrant Officer comrades.
Noted military artist, the late Don Stivers, who painted "LET GO!" and
permission for this picture to appear on the dust cover of the Book.
A portion of the book proceeds went to the creation of a Memorial
to our Fallen Warrant Officers comrades, hopefully to be placed in the
Memorial Garden at the National
Museum of the United States Army planned for Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Foundation earned
$700.00 from sales of the book.