As for the comments about what will keep warrant officers around in the Army. Most of them are spot on, but I disagree with the points about going to the field and CTC rotations. That's the job and it's necessary to be ready for war. But it would be a lot more palatable if I could train for those rotations as an aviator and soldier instead of worrying all the time about the extra sh*t tacked on. Unfortunately I think what is putting that burden on us is the attempt to keep the Army personnel numbers down. That's where I think the biggest change needs to happen. Allocate enough personnel to man the admin side of things in every unit and allow the war-fighters to focus on fighting.
So, just to be clear, I am not arguing against the field and CTC rotations. However, the frequency of them is totally unnecessary. 90% of the training done at those rotations can be done at a home station, if the time at home station was devoted to training instead of maintaining 350-1 currency. CTC rotations have their place, and that place is certifying units to be ready for war. Home station training should be preparation for CTC, which should be preparation for war. Our BN is scheduled for 3 CTC rotations in FY18, immediately after a combat rotation. It's a bit much.