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W-5 Warrant Officer, U.S. Army
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A Chief Warrant Officer 5 is a Warrant Officer in the United States Army at DoD paygrade W-5.

The rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5 did not come into existence until 1991.

The Warrant Officer Management Act, published in December of that year after being adopted into law by Congress, established the new grade of W-5 and the new rank of Master Warrant Officer.

This rank has since been renamed into the form in which it is known today, Chief Warrant Officer 5.

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History of the Army

The Army is the oldest and most senior among the branches. The Army's heritage is traced back to the Revolutionary War, when each State of the Union had its own Army, lended to the command of General George Washington. Almost 250 years have passed, but the organizational structure and naming is largely the same. The Army is still divided into Divisions, Brigades, Regiments, Battalions, Companies, and Platoons.