Warrant Officer Advanced Course
If you have not received an email within 4 weeks of the course start date, please contact Officer Training Department (OTD) point of contact by clicking here.
If you are scheduled to attend CBRN WOAC, you will receive a letter/email from the Officer Training Department with specific dates and times. Please click here for a general welcome letter and instructions for completing the WOAC Common Core DL. The information below provides a general overview of the course and corresponding expectations.
Course Overview: The Warrant Officer Advanced Course is a 13-week course, which provides CBRN Warrant Officers with the technical and tactical skills to perform the duties and responsibilities required of CBRN Battalion or Division level CBRN Staff Officers. This instruction is both externally and internally directed and includes Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear threat and vulnerability assessment, HAZMAT operations, Advanced Radiation Safety, WMD Elimination Operations, as well as combined arms operations.
Each class typically consists of 10-12 students from all components.
The training days are typically 8-12 hours with small-group discussion used as the primary means of instruction. Theory is reinforced by the vast use of hands on evaluations, individual and group practical exercises, and computer simulations.
Typically, classes conduct physical training five days per week. It is extremely important to report for the course in shape. During the course, students will take a diagnostic as well as a record APFT. Additionally students will be weighed/taped to ensure compliance IAW AR 600-9 the Army’s Body Composition Standards. A road guard vest must be worn as a part of the Army physical Fitness Uniform (APFU) and must be purchased at your own expense, click here for a Road Guard Vest example. Road guard vest are available at several locations in the greater Fort Leonard Wood/Saint Robert area however the most cost effective location is Military Clothing and Sales on Fort Leonard Wood.
If you are on a permanent profile, please ensure your profile is valid through the end date of the course. Additionally, ensure your profile states all restrictions that prevent you from conducting a standard APFT and lists any alternate events. If you are on a temporary profile, you will need to reschedule your course dates. Please contact your Branch Manager and the Warrant Officer Course Manager for rescheduling.
Prior to arrival:
Students will complete the online courses below prior to arrival and bring a hard copy of each course certificate with you.
The WOAC students are required to complete the online common core distant learning module.
Online Courses (Click link for access)
If you need help finding and enrolling in courses on the ALMS, please click here.
Click here for a map of Fort Leonard Wood (there are two maps) which depicts key locations on the installation and within the United States Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School, 3rd Chemical Brigade and 84th Chemical Battalion footprint.
Student must report to the Post Billeting Office (Building 470) for lodging. Once you have received lodging and if you are reporting during the duty day report to the 84th Chemical Battalion S-1 office located in building 1704. If reporting after hours, report to the 84th Chemical Battalion Staff duty desk located in building 1736. If no one is at the duty desk contact the duty cell phone at (573) 528-7831 for further instruction.
All WOAC students can contact the post billeting office at (573)596-0131. Listen for the automatic operator and when asked for the last five digits of the number dial 6-0999 for assignment to quarters. The post billeting office is located in the Soldier Service Center (Building 470). Building 470 is located on the corner of west 4th Street and Constitution Avenue. Student are not authorized off-post billeting unless they are given authorization from the post billeting office. If off-post billeting is authorized, a statement of non-availability must be provided to the student. If you are residing off post please notify the Alpha Company Commander or First Sergeant. The Alpha Company Commander can be reached at (573) 596-0131, extension 6-2616. The First Sergeant can be reached at (573) 596-0131, extension 6-4161.
All students must report to Nord Hall (Building 1704) in their APFU no later than 0445.
You are here TDY and NOT authorized compensation for movement expenses for spouse or family. Additionally, do not bring weapons (i.e. knives over 4 inches, brass knuckles, etc.) or pets.
The duty uniform throughout the course is the ACU. The configuration of the APFU will vary, based on the climate and season however it is recommended that students bring a full set of winter APFUs to the course. Formal events and graduation will be conducted in Dress Uniform and ASUs. Males must bring a black 4-in hand tie and a black bow tie. Females must bring their ASU skirt. Prior to your course, please ensure uniform compliance IAW AR-670-1. You will attend several informal events and will be required to wear business casual attire.
If you require Optical Inserts for your M50 protective masks please bring them with you.
A laptop or netbook will be provided to you during week one for use throughout the course.
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Week 1 Shell
- Inbrief (Commandant, Brigade Commander, etc.)
- Diagnostic APFT
- Initial Height/Weight
- Chemical Corps History
- Finance and Administrative Inprocessing
- Course Flow brief
- Course material draw
- Army Agency brief (MWR, ACS, etc.)
**Course Flow for Warrant Officer Advance Course (WOAC) is currently being developed.**
Other Required Items:
A scientific calculator which can perform: Basic arithmetic functions to include, scientific notation, exponents, power & root functions, logarithmic functions, fractions, percents, and algebraic order of operations.