Twelve army warrant officers graduate from USMC CBRN school

Twelve army warrant officers graduated from the Interservice Training Review Organization-Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Warrant Officer Basic Course on March 28, making them one of only four classes to graduate from this new program.

The nine week course run by the Marine Corps, in conjunction with the Army Chemical School, taught the warrant officers about CBRN related materials.

"Warrant officers are highly skilled specialty officers who provide technical assistance, advice and support to Soldiers and Marines that they lead and to the commanders and units that they serve," CBRN Warrant Officer Basic Course director Domah Diggs said. "These officers are hand picked - the best of the best - and they never fail to deliver."

The Army Chemical Corps will be using these new graduates and their newly acquired skills and learned experience by placing them in spots previously filled by lieutenants.

"You, along with your leadership, are vital; support of NCOs and your senior NCOs is what will constitute mission accomplishment in the end," Diggs said. "Leadership first, then technical skills - you are a United States Army Soldier before you are a chemical warrant officer."

All 12 warrant officers from the graduating class were on the Director's Honor Roll.