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B. 12 April 1960.
Although this initial document has changed, it was the basis for the new warrant officer concept and the
starting point for the TWOS and Warrant Officer Training System. (Page 8, para 12a)
The Department of the Army goal is for warrant officers to attain an associate degree, preferably in the field of
their specialty. (Page 9, para 15)
An officer appointed by warrant by the Secretary of the Army, based on a sound level of technical and tactical
competence. The warrant officer is the highly specialized expert and trainer who, by gaining progressive levels of
expertise and leadership, operates, maintains, administers, and manages the Army's equipment, support
activities, or technical systems for an entire career.
This is the new definition found in the TWOS and in DA Pam 600-11. (Page 10, para 17c)