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State Chief Warrant Officer – Idaho National Guard

Chief Warrant Officer 5 George Tomlinson

Chief Warrant Officer 5 George Tomlinson

Warrant Officer Candidate School, Warrant Officer Career College – Fort Rucker, Alabama 1998

Professional Military Education:

1999         Warrant Officer Basic Course – Fort Rucker, Alabama
2006         Warrant Officer Advanced Course – Fort Rucker, Alabama
2011         Warrant Officer Staff Course – Fort Rucker, Alabama
2017         Warrant Officer Senior Service Education – Fort Rucker, Alabama


1996        Air Traffic Controller Course
1998        Warrant Officer Candidate School
1999        WOBC/ IERW/ OH-58D Aircraft Qualification Course
2003        OH-58D Instructor Pilot Course
2006        Aviation Warrant Officer Advance Course
2007        UH-60 Aircraft Qualification Course
2010        Army Basic Instructor Course
2010        Officer Strength Manager Course
2011        Warrant Officer Staff Course
2011        Tactical UAS Operations Tech Course
2012        Aviation Safety Officer Course
2014        Small UAS Operator Course
2016        Air Cavalry Leaders Course
2017        Warrant Officer Senior Service Education
2019      Air Defense Airspace Management/ BDE Aviation Element Air-Ground Integration


Warrant Officer One, 8 May 1998
Chief Warrant Officer Two, 8 May 2000
Chief Warrant Officer Three, 26 March 2007
Chief Warrant Officer Four, 13 March 2013
Chief Warrant Officer Five, 6 June 2021


  1. Sep 1995 – Apr 1998 Air Traffic Controller, 1-11th Avn, Fort Rucker, AL
  2. May 1998 – June 1999 Initial Entry Rotary Wing/ Warrant Officer Basic/ OH-58D Aircraft Qualification Course Student, Fort Rucker, AL
  3. June 1999 – November 2002, OH-58D Pilot in Command, 1-25 ATK, Fort Hood, TX/ Wheeler AAF, HI
  4. December 2002 – May 2006, OH-58D(R) Instructor Pilot, O Troop, 4/3 ACR, Fort Carson, CO/ Iraq
  5. November 2006 – December 2008, UH-60 Pilot in Command, A/ 1-168th Avn, Gowen Field, ID
  6. January 2009 – August 2011 Warrant Officer Strength Manager, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Gowen Field, ID
  7. August 2011 – February 2017, TUAS Platoon Leader, D/ 116th BEB, Mountain Home, ID
  8. February 2017 – February 2021, UAS Ops Officer, HHC, 116th CBCT and OCTC Avn and Safety Officer, Gowen Field, ID
  9. February 2021 – Present, Command Chief Warrant Officer – Idaho National Guard, Gowen Field, ID


Air Medal w/ “V” Device (2nd Award)
Air Medal (2nd Award)
Army Commendation Medal (5th Award)
Army Achievement Medal (4th Award)
Army Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2nd Award)
Overseas Ribbon (3rd Award)
Senior Army Aviator Badge
Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terror Service Medal
Combat Action Badge
Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars)
Valorous Unit Award (2nd Award)
Idaho Governors Outstanding Unit Award
Idaho Service Ribbon (3rd Award)


Total Flight Hours:  3,265
Combat Flight Hours: 1,254
Aircraft Flown:  TH-67, OH-58C, OH-58D(R), UH-60A/L


Member, Idaho National Guard Officer’s Association
Member, United States Army Warrant Officer Association
Member, Army Aviation Association of America

(Updated: March 2021)

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