MOS 740A—CBRN Warrant Officer

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Warrant Officer (MOS 740A) Description / Major Duties:

CBRN Warrant Officers provide in-depth technical expertise in the areas of CBRN defense. They also plan, coordinate and direct CBRN operations and training to include:

  • CBRN vulnerability assessment
  • Multi-spectral obscuration
  • Sensitive site exploitation and assessment
  • CBRN reconnaissance
  • CBRN decontamination
  • CBRN force protection
  • Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), which includes nonproliferation, counterproliferation, consequence management and identification of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) [including Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC) and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIM)]
  • Defense support to civil authorities

CBRN Warrant Officer also plan, employ and coordinate CBRN systems in support of joint, interagency, intergovernmental, multinational (JIIM) and combined arms operations. They also provide a broad base of technical expertise in the area of CBRN modeling, simulations and hazard prediction and act as subject matter expert providing commanders (battalion through Army command) with recommendations on the full range of CBRN operations and hazards. Additionally, CBRN Warrant Officers plan, recommend and evaluate CBRN training activities while also planning, recommending and evaluating the maintenance of CBRN defense systems. Finally, they prepare plans for training, operations, supply and maintenance of CBRN units and personnel.

Minimum Requirements for a CBRN Warrant Officer (MOS 740A):

  • Be a SSG (E-6) or above and a graduate from MOS 74D BNCOC (NOT waiverable).
  • Hold MOS 74D with a minimum of five years' experience in the MOS. Recruiter, Drill Sergeant and other nontechnical duties are not considered MOS experience.
  • Have a base line score of 100 for the ST.
  • Have one year documented Squad Leader experience in a Chemical Squad or one year documented experience as a CBRN NCO at battalion level or higher.
  • Provide OPMF hard copies (last 10 years of NCOERs and AERs [1059s] in order, newest to oldest). The majority of your NCOERs must reflect outstanding and exceptional duty performance ratings noted with "Among the Best" ratings by the rater and "Successful" and "Superior" ratings by the Senior Rater. Applicant must provide one NCOER as an SSG.
  • Provide a Company Commander Letter of Recommendation (or applicable Company Grade UCMJ authority).
  • Provide a Battalion Commander Letter of Recommendation (or applicable Field Grade UCMJ authority).
  • Be fully deployable, able to meet all physical requirements IAW AR 40-501, be able to take and pass an approved APFT IAW FM-21-20 (standard or alternate), and meet height/weight standards IAW AR 600-9. Soldiers may request a waiver to take the Alternate Event APFT for entrance into the Warrant Officer Candidate Program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have two years in a supervisory position documented by NCOERs.
  • Have an associate degree or greater in a math/science/engineering academic major.
  • Reserve Component: Have one year documented Squad Leader experience in a Chemical Squad or one year documented experience as a CBRN NCO at battalion level or higher.

Article Last Modified: February 21, 2011

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