FORT RUCKER, Ala. — Army Warrant Officer 1 Jorge A. Valencia, son of Stella Vanegos of West Orange and Jose Valencia of Union, has graduated from the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala.
The course is designed to certify warrant officers as technically and tactically competent to serve as warrant officers in designated career specialties. The officer must successfully complete the course prior to being appointed to the rank of warrant officer one. The primary focus of the school is military occupational specialty specific, augmented with common-core subjects as designated by a Task Site Selection Board and monitored by the Warrant Officer Career Center.
The course also prepares newly appointed officers for their first duty assignments and all subsequent assignments as warrant officers and chief warrant officers in the active Army, National Guard or Reserve.
Valencia is assigned to the 12th Chemical Company of the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany. He has served in the military for 10 years.