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The US Army's lineage of the warrant officer can be traced back to 1896 and specifically to the Headquarters Clerk (later designated the Army Field Clerk).  The officially recognized birthday of the US Army Warrant Officer Corps is 7 July 1918.  At this time, personnel appointed as warrant officers were not commissioned officers, and initially were considered civilian.  It was eventually determined that warrant officers held military status by the Judge Advocate General.

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More information can be found out at: About.com (5 part series) 

The United States Army Warrant Officer Association (USAWOA)  was founded in July 1972 in Indianapolis, Indiana and was incorporated on 7 November 1974 in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  

Today Warrant Officer Association Chapters can be found on every active duty installation, as well as in many states and territories (Including the Twin Cities in Minnesota)

The Warrant Officer Association was chartered to directly represent the interests of Warrant Officers.  The Corps comprises of approximately 14 percent of the Army officer strength, but makes up less than 1 percent of the Army's total strength.

The Star of the North Chapter began on 27 September 2001 when an unofficial meeting was held, and a temporary governing body was elected.  The original movers were CW2 Angela Joseph-Gaffke and CW3 Gary Gafner.  The first board members were CW3 Gary Gafner (Army Reserve - President), CW2 Angela Joseph-Gaffke (Minnesota Army National Guard - Vice President), CW3 Debra Blankenbaker (Army Reserve - Secretary), and CW2 Lenny Nelson (Minnesota Army National Guard - Treasurer).  The Charter was received with an effective date of: 03 October 2001.  This chapter was started as a Joint Venture between the United States Army Reserve and the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Today the Star of the North chapter has just over 50 members from all Army affiliation's including: Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Active Army, and Retired personnel. 

We represent the interests of every Warrant Officer, regardless of their Military branch affiliation.

 

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