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About Us

The United States Army Warrant Officer Association

        Founded in 1972, the USAWOA was incorporated as a not-for-profit association in Virginia on 7 November 1974, and in 1985 became a charter member of The Military Coalition (TMC). The three words in the association’s logo predominantly define its mission of advocacy on behalf of the Warrant Officers in all three components of the Army: Professionalism, Representation, and Recognition. The founders of the USAWOA saw the Warrant Officer Corps of the early 1970s as a disjointed group of technical experts with little or no standardization in the area of professional development and sought to change this.

        From the beginning the USAWOA has worked within the Army system to encourage the development of an evolving system of standardized professional development for Warrant Officers to complement their superior technical knowledge and skills with increasing levels of leadership development. Simultaneously, it developed and encouraged sources of recognition of Warrant Officer excellence both inside the association and throughout the Army.

        TMC provided the USAWOA with tremendous resources as a result of its newfound confederation with other military service organizations, with which it pooled their combined resources and influence. This gave the USAWOA the ability, through the TMC, to expand its representation of its members into the legislative arena. The results were astounding, achieving multiple legislative victories in the advancement of Warrant Officers in multiple areas including: education, pay and allowances, commissioning, W5 pay-grade authorization, and development of Secretary of the Army-chartered Senior Warrant Officer leadership.

        The USAWOA’s philosophy has always been that recognition gained is directly proportional to value added. Every one of its members can be proud that its brief history – of little more than 40 years – has decisively impacted a remarkable four-decade evolution of Army Warrant Officers into the indispensible cohort of professional, technical, commissioned Leaders that they are today. To this day, the USAWOA remains the only military service organization thoroughly devoted to the welfare of Army Warrant Officers –serving, former, and retired – and their families.

Our People

Your Leadership
National Officers

National President – Joachim J. Consiglio, CW5, USA | Send email |Web

National Vice President – Kenneth B.N. “Pete: Hill, CW4, USA Ret | Send email |

National Secretary –  Michael D. Dye, CW5, USA  | Send email |

National Treasurer and Budget Committee Chair – CW4 Michael S. Burns |Send email |

Note: All National Officers are members of the Board of Directors. The treasurer is appointed by the President, ratified by the Board of Directors, and holds a vote on both the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee (EXCOM) The above National Officers also serve on the Board of Directors with a vote.

Regional and Deputy Directors

(All Region Directors are voting members on the Board of Directors)

Director European Region  Harvey Gould, CW5, USA  | Send email | 


     Deputy Director European Region –  VACANT | Send email |

Director Mid-Northern Region – Marv Peters, CW5, USA Ret | Send email |

     Deputy Director Mid-Northern Region – James (Jim) E. Wilson, CW3, USA Ret | Send email |


Director Mid-Southern Region – Christy A. Murray, CW3, USA Ret | Send email |


Director Northeastern Region – Jim White, CW5, USA Ret | Send email |  

     Deputy Director Northeastern Region – William ‘Bill’ Buss, CW4, USA Ret | Send email 


Director Southeastern Region – Jeffrey Oosting, CW5 | Send email | 


Director Western Region –  Frances Beltran, CW2, USA  | Send email |

     Deputy Director Western Region –  Kevin Shaw, CW4, USA Ret | Send email |


Home Office Staff

Home Office Staff

United States Army Warrant Officers Association

462 Herndon Parkway, Suite 207, Herndon, VA 20170-5235

1-800-5-USAWOA, 703-742-7727, Fax 703-742-7728

Send email | Directions to USAWOA Home Office |

Executive Director

John “Jack” Du Teil, CW4 Ret  | Send email |

Membership/Chapter Information Contact For Input and Information

Ms. Theresa Casteel  | Send email |


Jeanne Burns | Send email |


Appointed Officials

(In alphabetical order)

Asst. Vice President for National Guard Affairs – Theresa Domeirer, CW5, ARNG CCWO  | Send email |

Asst. Vice President for Reserve Affairs Harold W. GriffinCW5, USAR CCWO |Send email |

Asst. Vice President for Veterans Affairs – Rhea Pruett, CW5, USA Ret |Send email |

Awards Committee Chair – Laurie Shamblin, CW3, USA Ret | Send email |

USAWOA Webmasters –

     USAWOA Online Webmaster  Michael Brent, CW3 ARNG | Send email |    

     USAWOA Portal Webmaster – Franklin D. ‘Frank’ Meeks, CW5, USA Ret |Send email |

NEWSLINER Editor – John “Jack” Du Teil, CW4, USA Ret Send email |

National Chaplain Gerry Wentworth, CW2, USA Ret | Send email |

USAWOA Past Presidents Council Chairman – Franklin D. ‘Frank’ Meeks, CW5, USA Ret. | Send email |

USAWOA Social Media Outreach Committee Chairman– Joachim “Joe” J. Consiglio, IV, CW5, USA. | Send email |

Past Presidents

1972-1974     Donald E. Hess, CW4, USA Ret, President Emeritus (Deceased Sep. 2017)

1974-1975     Robert L. Hamilton, CW4, USA Ret, (Deceased Mar. 2002)

1975-1976    Alfred E. Cox, CW3, USA Ret, (Deceased Aug. 2012)

1976-1978     Cletus McKeown, CW4, USA Ret, (Deceased Sept. 2003)

1978-1980     Frank Stamey, CW4, USA Ret  | Send email |

1980-1982    Robert D. Scott, CW4, USA Ret,  President Emeritus (Deceased Mar. 2015)

1982-1984    Ronald J. Whalen, CW4, USA Ret  | Send email |

1984-1984     Gordon G. Koch, CW4, USA Ret  Send email |

1984-1986    Carl M. Burnett CW4, USA Ret  | Send email |

1986-1988    Dennis M. Jinks, MW4, USA Ret  | Send email |

1988-1992     David P. Welsh, CW5, USA Ret  **  (Deceased Oct. 2018)

1992-1994     Thomas Piatti, CW5, USA Ret  **  | Send email |

1994-1997     Raymond A. Bell, CW5, USA Ret  | Send email |

1997-2000     Richard M. Scalzo, Sr., CW5, USA Ret  *  | Send email |

2000-2004     Franklin D. Meeks, CW5, USA Ret  **  | Send email |

2004-2008     Roy Valiant, CW4, USA Ret  | Send email |

2008-2010     Gary Nisker, CW5, USA Ret  **  | Send email |

2010-2012     Kenneth B. N. “Pete” Hill, CW4, USA Ret | Send email |

2012-2014    James ‘Jim’ White, CW5, USA Ret | Send email |

2014-2018    Gregory A. ‘Greg’  Gouty, CW4, USA Ret | Send email |

Where do you belong?

Regions and Chapters

In order to best serve the Warrant Officers membership, geographic areas are broken down into regions and chapter.

Get In Touch

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462 Herndon Parkway, Suite 207, Herndon, VA
+1 703 742 7727