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Army Warrant Officers

"The Army Warrant Officer (WO) is a self–aware and adaptive technical expert, combat leader, trainer, and advisor. Through progressive levels of expertise in assignments, training, and education, the WO administers, manages, maintains, operates, and integrates Army systems and equipment across the full spectrum of Army operations. Warrant officers are competent and confident warriors, innovative integrators of emerging technologies, dynamic teachers, and developers of specialized teams of soldiers. They support a wide range of Army missions throughout their career. Warrant officers in the Army are accessed with specific levels of technical ability. They refine their technical expertise and develop their leadership and management skills through tiered progressive assignments and education."
(DA Pamphlet 600-3, p. 3-9) ~Warrant Officer Career College ~

Director, CW4(R) Harry Wilson

Support Families here.                                           Disappointing - Article here.

Okinawa Chapter here.                                          Mid-year Report 2015  here.

Regional Concerns 26 Feb 2015 here.              Director's Letter 06 FEB 2015 here.    

Director's Update 01 JAN 2015 here.

Expired Membership 24 NOV 2014 here.

Director's Update 14 NOV 2014 here.

Director’s Message OCT 2014

Welcome to the Western Region Web Site. This site is for you and the Western Region members. As of the present time we have Eighteen (18) active chapters located throughout the Western United States and the Pacific Rim. Since just being elected as your Regional Director I will introduce our staff. I have asked CW4 Michelle Hartley of the Gem State chapter (0216) which is located in Boise, Idaho to serve as our newly appointed Deputy Director. I have also asked CW5R Russell Brewer to serve as the Region’s Retention Officer. CW5R Brewer is currently assigned to the Gold Rush chapter (0212) in Sacramento, California. We are very fortunate to be able to keep the Western Region’s Web Site manager CW2 Josh Jones. Josh is also a current member of the Gold Rush Chapter (0212) in Sacramento, California.

I am of course still a member of the Southern California Chapter (0211) which is located on JFTB, Los Alamitos, California.

This is the staff that will be supporting you and your chapters.

The United States Army Warrant Officers Association, USAWOA is the only organization that deals solely with Warrant Officer Business. As a Warrant Officer, this is your organization. Are you a current member? Ask yourselve, “What am I doing to help improve the Warrant Officer Corps?” By being a member of the USAWOA you will find the tools to help answer that question. Like those before us, it is our responsibility to do everything possible to better our corps. None of us are successful on our own, we’ve all had people to mentor and guide us towards success.

Membership is what drives our association and your chapter. Please remember any one can become a member of the USAWOA. To hold an office in your chapter, you must be a current member. One of the benefits of membership are rebates for your chapter from the USAWOA – the more active members that you have assigned to your chapter the greater will be your rebate from the National office. Chapters are required to have at a minimum, at least one chapter meeting per quarter. Most chapters have monthly meetings.

It is advantageous to assign a member of the chapter to focus on Recruiting and Retention. This position should be established within your chapter by-Laws, and the officer should be tracking when memberships are due to expire.

I recommend sending out a Sixty (60) Day notice to members whose membership will expire within the next 60 days. This can be done by email or mail. When sending this letter, attach a membership Application just in case they do not have one or have lost theirs. This is also a good method to keeping your members information current both at the National and chapter level. If they fail to renew their membership and their membership expires; send them a membership expiration letter along with a membership Application.

I will continue to break out each chapter rosters to help make your job a little easier. If you need a copy of these letters I will be very happy to send you the one that I have been using for about 10 years. They do work. You may modify them to suite your chapter.

New members are very important to your chapter. Let them know that you are glad that they have joined the Association and your chapter by sending them a Welcome letter letting them know who what when and where you next chapter meeting will be located. Assign them a Mentor or big brother or sister within your chapter. Make them feel welcome. I also have a Welcome letter that you may use and modify to suit your chapter. If your chapter is not doing anything you will lose you membership.

Chapter Officers positions are required to be filled in accordance to your chapter By-Laws. If you are not sure what your By-Laws consist of send an E-Mail to the National Office and ask them to send your chapter By-laws. Once you’ve reviewed the document, you may decide that it is time to update it. This is a membership function.

Over the years while acting as the Director and or Deputy Director many chapters have elected new officers and the elected officer is not even a member of the chapter or the Association. This does not reflect well on the chapter. This is why before I will change the name of a newly elected officer on the Western Region’s Leadership listing I insist on the Oath of office to be sent to me. This will continue. I will continue to send the Western Region’s Leadership listing out to each chapter President and Secretaries and changes accrue.

My challenge to you, the Western Region, is to increase the Regions membership by Fifty (50+) members by the Mid-Year meeting next April 2015. Can we do that? Your Region Staff is here to help. Let us know if you need assistance

After the first of the New Year when the weather gets a little warm I hope to make visits to chapter within the region. I will let you know well in advance.

Harry Wilson
Western Region Director
714 815-1086 Cell Phone

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