Army Warrant Officer 5
ARMY ACU RANK INSIGNIA WARRANT OFFICER 5
2" x 2" square rank patch. USA made. Velcro® back fastener. Sold in pack 3.
Sold in pairs.
New easier to identify insignia were approved in June, 1970 for wear as of July 1, 1972. Based on the anticipated addition of two warrant grades, new insignia for W5 and W6 were developed but never authorized for wear.
The chief of Staff approved Master Warrant Officer (W4) insignia April 8, 1988 designated certain CWO W4 as master warrants. Master Warrant Officer appointment required completion of the Warrant Officer school at Fort Rucker. The first class graduated on December 5, 1991, establishing the grade of CW5. On March 28, 1991, Master Warrant Officer W5 was approved for continued use.