Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

House Sponsor: Val L. Peterson


9     General Description:
10          This resolution of the Legislature and the Governor recognizes the 100th Anniversary
11     of the Army Warrant Officer Corps.
12     Highlighted Provisions:
13          This resolution:
14          ▸     recognizes the Army Warrant Officer Corps during its 100th Anniversary; and
15          ▸     recognizes the men and women of the Army Warrant Officer Corps who have
16     served this nation, this state, and its communities so honorably and admirably over
17     the past 100 years.
18     Special Clauses:
19          None

21     Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
22          WHEREAS, an Army warrant officer is an adaptive technical expert, combat leader,
23     trainer, and advisor;
24          WHEREAS, warrant officers are highly skilled, single-track specialty officers who
25     make up the technical foundation of the U.S. Army;
26          WHEREAS, through progressive levels of expertise in assignments, training, and
27     education, Army warrant officers administer, manage, maintain, operate, and integrate Army

28     systems and equipment across the full spectrum of Army operations;
29          WHEREAS, Army warrant officers are commissioned by the President of the United
30     States and take the same oath as regular commissioned officers;
31          WHEREAS, although they make up less than 3% of total Army strength, warrant
32     officers shoulder great responsibilities including training soldiers and organizing and advising
33     on missions;
34          WHEREAS, throughout their careers, Army warrant officers specialize in a technical
35     area like intelligence, aviation, or military police;
36          WHEREAS, Army warrant officers are innovative integrators of emerging
37     technologies, dynamic teachers, confident warfighters, and developers of specialized teams of
38     soldiers;
39          WHEREAS, Army warrant officers can and do command attachments, units, activities,
40     vessels, aircraft, and armored vehicles, as well as lead, coach, train, and counsel subordinates;
41          WHEREAS, an Army warrant officer's primary task as a leader is to serve as a technical
42     expert to provide valuable skills, guidance, and expertise in his or her field to commanders and
43     organizations;
44          WHEREAS, for example, due to demand for helicopter pilots in Vietnam, the number
45     of Army warrant officer pilots grew from about 2,960 in 1966 to more than 12,000 by 1970;
46          WHEREAS, Army warrant officers serve not only in the military but serve important
47     roles throughout the community;
48          WHEREAS, Army warrant officers have sacrificed for the cause of freedom, including
49     some who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for those freedoms; and
50          WHEREAS, the Army Warrant Officer Corps celebrates its 100th Anniversary on July
51     9, 2018:
52          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
53     Governor concurring therein, recognizes the Army Warrant Officer Corps during its 100th
54     Anniversary.
55          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor recognize the
56     men and women of the Army Warrant Officer Corps who have served this nation, this state,
57     and its communities so honorably and admirably over the past 100 years.
58          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the United

59     States Secretary of the Army, the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs, and the
60     Army Warrant Officer Corps.

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