Army Staff Senior
Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer Yolondria Dixon-Carter[1]

since April 7, 2020
Formation14 March 2014 (2014-03-14)
First holderDavid Williams

The Army Staff Senior Warrant Officer (ARSTAF SWO) provides the Chief of Staff of the United States Army (CSA) with subject matter expertise on warrant officer training and development, to include proper balance of training, education and professional experience for warrant officers. Additionally, the ARSTAF SWO communicates with commanders and warrant officers throughout the United States Army to ensure their concerns and recommendations are considered in decisions that will impact the future of the warrant officer corps.

The post was announced by CSA, GEN Raymond T. Odierno on March 14, 2014, wherein CW5 David Williams was established as the first ARSTAF SWO.[2] The ARSTAF SWO is the first, and currently, only posting for warrant officers to the head of all five branches of the United States armed forces.

List of Army Staff Senior Warrant Officers

# Photo ARSTAF SWO Tenure
CW5 David Williams March 2014 - July 2016
2. CW5 Billy Frittz February 2017 - April 2020[3]
CW5 Yolondria Dixon-Carter April 2020 - present

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Army Public Affairs (7 April 2020) U.S. Army selects senior warrant officer advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army Denoted the SWOAC. Chairs the Army Warrant Officer Council.
  2. ^ "CSA SENDS - ARMY STAFF SENIOR WARRANT OFFICER (ARSTAF SWO) POSITION". Retrieved 14 March 2014.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Is the appointment of the 2nd Army Staff Senior Warrant Officer a progressive talent management move or a setback? - RallyPoint". Retrieved 15 April 2018.