Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation

  • CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, VA
  • www.usawoa.org/WOHERITAGE/

Mission Statement

The Warrant Officer Historical Foundation is organized, administered, and operated exclusively to receive, administer and expend funds for among such other objectives and illustrative purposes only, and not by way of limitation, the following educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as it may be amended from time to time:
- To instill in the public a sense of the history of the U. S. Army Warrant Officer.
- To assume responsibility and accountability for the Warrant Officer Museum Fund from the U. S. Army Warrant Officers Association.
- To assist in the development, creation and maintenance of items and material presenting the history and heritage of the Warrant Officer Corps. The Foundation will endeavor to arrange placement of these items and materials in the National Museum of the United States Army being planned for Fort Belvoir, VA;
- To design, erect, and maintain a Memorial to Fallen Warrant Officers at the National Museum of the United States Army.
- To develop fund raising methodology to support the programs of the foundation; and,
- To distribute funds raised in a manner that supports the goals of education of the general public on the history of the Warrant Officer Corps.
- To publish a Warrant Officer History Book covering the period July 1918 to July 2018 (100 Years of Service to the U. S. Army).
- All Directors, Officers, and Staff serve without compensation of any kind.

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Service Areas

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International

Preserve the History of U. S. Army Warrant Officers serving around the world and those that have gone before us.

ruling year

2004

Bioard Chairman

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Richard C. Markle, CW5 USA Ret

Board Vice Chair

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Gary Nisker

Keywords

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Warrant Officer, Army, Foundation

Notes from the Nonprofit

tThe Foundation Board consists of six Independent Directors who oversee the Corporate Officers who conduct the day-to-day operations of the Foundation. The Corporate Officers are also Directors with a vote on Board.

As of December 27, 2013 the Virginia State Corporation Commission and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have approved the change of name to Warrant Officer Historical Foundation from Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation. The purpose is to better portray and describe the mission and goal of the Foundation to "Preserve U.S. Army Warrant Officer History." In the near future the Foundation will be launching a stand-alone website at www.WarrantOfficersHistory.org. In the mean time the Foundation presence on the web is at www.usawoa.org/WOHEITAGE/.

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Also Known As

Dba Warrant Officer Historical Foundation

EIN

20-0219210

Physical Address

C/O BAY LIFE CONSULTING, 4176 VIVIAN ST

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, VA 23336 0438

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Foundation published WARRANT - The Legacy of Leadership as a Warrant Officer released in December 2006. This book outlines the history from the establishment of the Army Warrant Office in July 1918 through September 2006. A follow-on book will be published in 2018 commemorating the 100th Birthday of the Army Warrant Officer Corps. The Foundation has also designed and commissioned a granite Warrant Officer Memorial bench commemorating the 100th Birthday of the Corps. These benches are being proposed for installations at several locations of military significance.

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Program 1

The Foundation has published "WARRANT - The Legacy of Leadership as a Warrant Officer. The royalties from this book along with donations from Warrant Officers of the Active Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve and the general public will go towards construction and perpetual maintenance of a Memorial to Fallen Warrant Officers and an Army Warrant Officer Historical exhibit commemorating the July 22, 2018 - 100th Birthday of the Army Warrant Officer.

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Preserve the history of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer from inception on July 9, 1918 in the Army Mine Planter Service of the Coast Artillery throught the present.
    1. The history is presented, maintained, and updated regularly both online and in print.
    2. Two comprehensive histories have been published, the first entitled "U.S. Army Warrant Officers" was written by Don Hess, CW4 U.S. Army Retired, then Executive Vice President of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA). It was published in 1996 by Turner Publishing Company. and the second entitled "WARRANT - The Legacy of Leadership as a Warrant Officer" was written by David P. Welsh, CW5 U.S. Army Retired,President of the then Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation(WOHF) that was also published by Turner Publishing Company in 2006. A third History Book will be released in 2018 and covering the 100 Years of Warrant Officer Service to the U.S. Army and the Nation.
    3. Maintain a frequently updated online Warrant Officer Historythat temporarily resides at www.usawoa.org/WOHERITAGE/Hist_of_Army_WO.htm.
    4. Obtain approval from the Fort Monroe Authority for the Foundation to design, purchase, and place a granite memorial bench at the Casemate Museum on Fort Monroe (VA). The bench would be engraved to commemorate the July 9, 1918 establishment of the Army Warrant Officer Corps at Fort Monroe.
    5. Design, fund, and construct a 100th Warrant Officer Birthday Historical Exhibit hopefully to be displayed a the planned National Museum of the U,S, Army in 2018.
    6. Participate in a Joint Committee with USAWOA members to plan and execute activities and events commemorating the 100th Birthday of the Army Warrant Officer in 2018.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1. Raise sufficient funds to accomplish the listed goals.
    2. Since the Army has turned over Fort Monroe and the Casemate Museum to the Commonwealth ov Virginia "Fort Monroe Authority," obtain approval from the Authority to install a Memorial Bench at the Museum to commemorate the establishment of the Army Warrant Officer Corps at Fort Monroe in 1918.
    3. Since the National Museum of the U.S. Army is still in the planning stage and ground not yet broken, the Foundation is seeking an alternative site for placement of the 100th Year Birthday Historical Exhibit.
    4. The Joint Commeration Committee (USAWOA & WOHF) is endeavoring to reach Army Warrant Officers worldwide to sponsor and.or hold events to celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Cohort.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    1. As of December 9, 2013 the net worth of the Foundation was $48,547.60.
    2. Fund rasing continues and thanks to the support and generosity of the Members, Chapters, and Regions of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association and other donors/supporters we have every reason to believe that we will be able to accomplish all our goals by the 2018 Birthday planned projects.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

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International

Preserve the History of U. S. Army Warrant Officers serving around the world and those that have gone before us.

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Bioard Chairman

Richard C. Markle, CW5 USA Ret

Board Vice Chair

Gary Nisker

BIO

Mr. Markle was drafted into the U.S. Army 4 December 1968, and advanced to the grade of Staff Sergeant before being appointed a Warrant Officer in May 1977. He served as a Personnel Technician with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, the 2nd Armored Division (Forward) at Garlstadt, Germany, and the 176th Personnel Services Company in Bremerhaven, Germany. Final active duty assignment was with the Field Systems Division of the Army?s Personnel Command in charge of SIDPERS-3 development, fielding and helpdesk assistance. He retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CW5) on 1 February 2000, and currently works as a contractor with FC Business Systems to the Product Manager, Army Human Resource System, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He served as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors from 2003 to 2005 and was elected Chairman of the Board in October 2005. He is also a Founding Sponsor of the National Museum of the U. S. Army.

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BOARD CHAIR

Richard C Markle, CW5 USA Ret

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