New Senior Warrant Officer Adviser Named

New Senior Warrant Officer Adviser Named

Photo by: Twitter/Lt. Gen. Leslie Smith

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Yolondria Dixon-Carter has been named the senior warrant officer adviser to the chief of staff of the Army, service officials announced April 7.

Dixon-Carter becomes the third warrant officer to hold the position since it was established in 2014. In her new role, Dixon-Carter will chair the Army Warrant Officer Council, which advises Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and other senior Army leaders on current and future development of the warrant officer cohort.

“The expertise and innovative thinking our warrant officers provide the Army is unmatched,” McConville said in a statement. “It’s essential that Army senior leaders have the counsel of these professionals, and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Dixon-Carter is the right person to chair this effort. She is a proven combat leader and tireless champion for our Army’s warrant officers across all 17 branches and three components.”

The Army Warrant Officer Council, which includes members from all three components, discusses warrant officer policy, culture, topics and initiatives. The council also will initiate, review, analyze and/or make recommendations for warrant officer policy topics and issues; help shape warrant officer training, education and leader development programs; and support warrant officer accession and retention efforts.

Dixon-Carter, a native of Vero Beach, Florida, enlisted in 1989 as a personnel actions specialist and was appointed as a warrant officer in April 2002. She is currently serving as the assistant executive officer to McConville.

Previously, she served as a warrant officer at installations across the U.S. and at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium. She has deployed in support of Operations Just Cause, Restore Hope, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.