Supply Chief, who flys helicopters day to day, finally does his real job

Fort Campbell, KY – A 920B Supply Systems Technician Warrant Officer, whose day to day job consists of flying a UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter, will finally be allowed to do his job as a quartermaster now that the unit MTOE will open up to 153A Warrant Officer Pilots.

“I haven’t been able to do my job consistently since I graduated WOBC and came to this unit” stated CW2 Darryl Andreson. “As soon as I got here, they told me the MTOE doesn’t support a dedicated rotary wing pilot, so they stuck me behind the stick, and I’ve been doing it ever since. I don’t understand why the Army doesn’t just create billeted positions for people who are actually trained in these jobs. My job satisfaction has been awful while doing something I’m not trained nor qualified for.”

CW2 Andreson’s experience is not isolated. We learned that hundreds of warrant officers, across every branch and specialty, are doing work that already has someone trained for the position, but the billet doesn’t exist in the unit to support their MOS, so the task often falls on unqualified warrant officers. We’re confident the Army will fix it, however, as they’re continually sending emails and hosting seminars discussing how they’re improving talent management and putting soldiers first. Any day now!

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