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How to get promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Army Promotion to W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4

A Chief Warrant Officer 4 is a Warrant Officer in the United States Army at DoD paygrade W-4. This page describes how the Army determines who is eligible for the promotion list to Chief Warrant Officer 4.

The Secretary of the Army recommends CW3’s for promotion to CW4 to the Commander-in-Chief based on the advice and recommendation of the commanders to which CW3’s are subject (these can be a lieutenant colonel at the battalion level, colonel at the brigade level, or a general at levels higher).

A CW3 seeking promotion to CW4 must have demonstrated continued technical and tactical expertise in their chosen branch of service, excellence in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities, good leadership, and a willingness to accept more responsibility and greater challenge.

Those displaying these qualities, as identified by their superiors, are recommended to the Secretary for promotion, who in turn refers such recommendations to the President if he finds the candidates worthy.

The President proceeds to issue a new commission to candidates, making them CW4’s, if he finds them worthy of promotion.

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