Warrant officers play vital role in missile defense mission

July 2, 2020


Though warrant officers make up only 2.5 percent of the total U.S. Army force, their expertise plays a vital role in Army missions, including the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s missions in air and missile defense, according to one warrant officer.

Warrant Officer Caroline Domenech, battalion master gunner, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, said warrant officers offer needed expertise in the fields in which they specialize at USASMDC and all its subordinate components.

“Warrant officers are the silent warriors in every unit; they are always observing and learning their craft,” Domenech said. “If there are any questions or doubts, warrants know the answers or where to get them. They are the unit’s subject matter experts in their fields.”

Domenech did not always know she would become a warrant officer, but she said she always planned to serve.

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