Army Chief Warrant Officer 5W-5 Warrant Officer, U.S. Army
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Army Promotion to W-5 Chief Warrant Officer 5
A Chief Warrant Officer 5 is a Warrant Officer in the United States Army at DoD paygrade W-5. This page describes how the Army determines who is eligible for the promotion list to Chief Warrant Officer 5.
As with the other lower Chief Warrant Officer ranks, the Secretary of the Army recommends CW4’s for promotion to CW5 to President of the United States.
Such a recommendation comes at the behest of the commanders and supervisors of CW4’s after such soldiers have continued to show they are the most qualified of the soldiers in the Army, in terms of technical and tactical competence, in their chosen branch of service.
In addition to displaying unmatched mastery of their craft, a CW4 seeking promotion to CW5 must have also demonstrated excellence in leadership as well as the discharge of their duties and responsibilities of the rank.
Further, CW4’s seeking CW5 commissions must also show a sincere willingness to accept more responsibility and challenge in tandem with a demonstrated ability to innovate.
The Secretary of the Army recommends for promotion to the President those soldiers displaying all these qualities, as identified by their superiors in evaluations and records of performance.
The President issues a new commission to those soldiers the Secretary has agreed are worthy and submitted for promotion, making them CW45s in the United States Army.
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