Posted July 07, 2022 Eagle Rising Day On July 7, 2022, the U.S. Army Warrant Office Career College conducted Eagle Rising Day. The purpose of the day is to reflect on and commemorate warrant officer contributions from the past and focus on the future modernization of warrant officer training and education. The current College Staff and Faculty began the day with its annual organizational photograph (photo above). These dedicated Soldiers and Army Civilian Professionals represent decades of experience and remain committed to the advancement of warrant officer education. Later in the day, the College hosted the annual Order of the Eagle Rising Society presentation. This year Col. Ross Nelson, the College Commandant, and retired U.S. Air Force Col. James O’Brien, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, from the Military Officer Association of America (MOAA), presented the Order of the Eagle Rising Society to retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Charles Poulton (photo below). Established in 2004 as a joint venture between MOAA and the College, the Order of the Eagle Rising Society annually recognizes one individual who has contributed significantly over his/her lifetime to promote the warrant officer community in ways that stand out in the eyes of recipient’s seniors, subordinates, and peers. Unlike a military award for an event or assignment, induction into the Order of the Eagle Rising Society is intended to recognize the continued outstanding dedication and contribution to the warrant officer community that has occurred over the course of an entire career and well after retiring from the Profession of Arms. Appropriately, contributions must transcend the component, branch, or occupation and have a significant impact on the entire warrant officer community. Mr. Poulton was recognized and honored for his life-long contributions to the warrant officer cohort. These photos are on display in Swartworth Hall, the Headquarters building for the College.