officers whose duties included flying. Most significantly, this act provided the following:
(1) Warrant officers may be assigned to such duties as prescribed by the Secretary of the Army.
(2) When such duties necessarily include those duties normally performed by a commissioned officer,
warrant officers shall be vested with the power to perform such duties under regulations as prescribed by the President.
(3) When warrant officers serve as assistant adjutant of any command, they shall have power to administer
oaths for all purposes of military administration.
(4) The warrant officer shall rank above the highest enlisted soldier, but below second lieutenant.
b. As a follow-up to the provisions of the Act of 1941, Executive Order 8938, 10 November 1941, provided that
whenever the duties assigned to warrant officers of the Army include the following, they shall be vested with all the
powers usually exercised by commissioned officers in the performance of their duties:
(1) The command of stations, units, or detachments.
(2) The disbursement and administration of funds.
(3) The issuance of travel orders, bills of lading, and transportation requests.
(4) The receipt for, accountability for, and administration of property.
(5) The certification and verification of official papers.
(6) The performance of similar routine administrative duties.
5. WARRANT OFFICER APPOINTMENTS IN OTHER OCCUPATIONAL AREAS
a. In 1942, competitive examinations were given and temporary warrant officer appointments were made in
approximately 40 occupational areas. For the first time, these included areas other than mine planting, band leading,
administration, and supply. These areas were not incorporated in the MOS system; rather, they were identified by the
name and number of the examination.