Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development at Maxwell Air Force opened a new warrant officer training school on Friday.

According to the Air Force, the branch is reintroducing the career path after dissolving its Warrant Officer Corps in 1958.

“The reintroduction of warrant officers to the Air Force is another example of the force adapting personnel policies to best compete in emerging security landscapes,” said Brig. Gen. Houston R. Cantwell, Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development commander. “The warrant officer will serve on the virtual frontlines, allowing us to stay ahead of rapidly advancing threats while safeguarding national security interests in both the information technology and cyber career fields.”

The curriculum will concentrate on the five warrant officer foundational principles: communicate, advise, influence, innovate and integrate, according to the Air Force.

The inaugural class will have 30 candidates and will train active-duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard personnel across an eight-week course at Maxwell Air Force Base. They are scheduled to start training in October 2024 and graduate in December, earning the designation of warrant officer. The first class of graduates is scheduled to report to their duty locations by January 2025. The second class will begin in early 2025.

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