This manual was developed by the United States Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) National Board of Directors with the direction of the members of USAWOA under the authority contained in the USAWOA Bylaws and approved by the Board of Directors with an effective date of 1 April 2020. This manual is binding on all members, chapters, regions, members of appointed committees and councils, National Headquarters staff, contractors, consultants, Executive Director, all elected officials or other individuals or any companies under contract with USAWOA. The USAWOA legal counsel will ensure that all contracts and/or agreements contain provisions for compliance with appropriate sections.

The original manual was adopted in 1998 and modified over time. This manual contains extracts from the original procedures and Bylaws, plus amendments and additions gained through the experience acquired during previous years. This manual is designated to unify the Association and serve to answer any member's questions about the USAWOA Awards Program.

The National Board of Directors, with an effective date of 1 April 2020, has approved this edition of the manual.

Amendments and additions to this manual are encouraged and should be addressed to the National President or the Executive Director, USAWOA, 462 Herndon Parkway, Suite 207, Herndon, Virginia 20170-5235.


John R. Du Teil
CW4 (Ret) USA
Executive Director, USAWOA
Joachim Consiglio
CW5, (Ret) USA
President, USAWOA