“It was great to be at Fort Rucker to commemorate this day in our nation’s history and honor those who have served or are currently serving,” Roby said on Facebook.
As co-chair of the Army Aviation Caucus, Roby, along with the support of the entire Alabama House delegation as cosponsors, introduced legislation in June to designate July 9 as Warrant Officer Day.
H. Res. 947 celebrates a century of warrant officer service and “honors and recognizes the contributions of all warrant officers of the Army, past, present, and future.” Roby present the Congressional Record entry she authored while visiting the fort.
“Throughout their 100-year history, Army Warrant Officers have proudly represented the expertise and professionalism that led to their founding on July 9, 1918,” Roby said. “The resolution I offered in the House to designate July 9 as National Warrant Officer Day is just a small token of appreciation for the service and sacrifices of our brave men and women who have served or are currently serving as Army Warrant Officers.”
The Army Warrant Officer Corp was established on July 9, 1918; 2018 marks their 100th year of service to the U.S. Army. Today, Army Warrant Officers serve as technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, or advisers who fall into one of two categories: Aviators or Technicians. Army Warrant Officers serve on active duty, U.S. Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.