U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Eric Land, center, assigned to 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Regiment, talks with Polish air defense artillery officers about the new MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system near Drawsko Pomorskiego, Poland, in June 2018. The Army is offering big bonuses to lure more warrant officers into the air defense artillery branch.  AARON GOOD/U.S. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Eric Land, center, assigned to 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Regiment, talks with Polish air defense artillery officers about the new MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system near Drawsko Pomorskiego, Poland, in June 2018. The Army is offering big bonuses to lure more warrant officers into the air defense artillery branch. AARON GOOD/U.S. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Army offers $60,000 bonuses for new air defense warrant officers

by John Vandiver
Stars and Stripes

STUTTGART, Germany — The Army is offering big bucks to lure more warrant officers into the air defense artillery branch, where specialists are in high demand to meet an expanding set of global missions.

The Army said it will pay a $60,000 bonus in the hopes of attracting new warrant officers to fill manning gaps. Sixty-eight new ADA warrant officers are needed each year, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jonathon Boone said in a recent Army statement.

“We always need three warrant officers per (ADA) unit, and 12 warrant officers per battalion,” Boone said.

There are three ADA warrant officer specialties: command and control systems integrator, air and missile defense tactician, and air and missile defense systems technician.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.617625

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