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NEWS | Aug. 10, 2022

Pre-Warrant Office Candidate Course scheduled for Sept. 9-11

By Cotton Puryear | Virginia National Guard Public Affairs Office

The 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Warrant Officer Candidate School is hosting a Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate Course Sept. 9-11, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  Completion of Pre-WOC is a pre-requisite for any VaARNG Soldier to attend Warrant Officer Candidate School. Pre-WOC will give Soldiers an idea of what WOCS will be like at Fort Pickett or Fort Rucker, Alabama. Soldiers must be physically fit and mentally prepared for this course. Any Soldier in the rank of E4 and above or aviation candidates of any rank can attend Pre-WOC in lieu of their unit drill with prior approval of their unit chain of command. Report time is Friday evening, Sept. 9 and runs through end of the day on Sunday, Sept. 11. Soldiers are provided food and lodging at no cost throughout the entire weekend by 183rd RTI. Soldiers may enroll in the course through ATRRS using School Code 1020 and course name PWOCC or by contacting the WOCS Course Manager Warrant Officer 1 Kristen Powers at email at or by phone at 434-480-0130 or 434-292-2025. All course correspondence will be sent to the Soldier’s .mil address. Any Soldier interested in becoming a Warrant Officer should contact Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kelvie Fore, Warrant Officer Strength Manager, by email at or by phone at 434-582-4971 or 540-810-4044. More Warrant Officer MOS requirements can be found here:

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