Wisconsin Army National Guard
Chief Warrant Officer 5 William Krueck was appointed as the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s Command Chief Warrant Officer on July 15, 2017. As the state’s senior ranking warrant officer, he oversees the morale, welfare, training, administration, selection and management of all warrant officers in Wisconsin. He serves on the adjutant general’s personal staff as an advisor on all warrant officer issues, policies and initiatives.
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Krueck’ s military education includes Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, Warrant Officer Staff Course, Warrant Officer Candidate School, Army Basic Instructor Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Warrant Officer Technical/Tactical Certification Course, Small Group Instructor Training, Property Book Manager PBUSE training, as well as several certificates earned at the National Guard Professional Education Center. He holds both the 915E military occupational specialty, Senior Automotive Maintenance Officer and 919A MOS, Engineer Equipment Maintenance Officer with a Special qualification Identifier of "8" Army Instructor.
CW5 Krueck enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard (WIARNG) in 1980, and completed basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey in July of 1980. Since then, he has served in a variety of maintenance positions that range from Unit Motor Sergeant to Warrant Officer Candidate School Regional Training Institute Commander. His duty positions have been in the 126th Field Artillery, the 724th Engineer Company, the 32nd Engineer Company, Headquarters State Army Readiness Command (STARC) as the Unit Maintenance Technician, and also served in supervisor roles for maintenance at the Headquarters 426th Regiment, and with Joint Force Headquarters WIARNG as the Senior Ordnance Ground Maintenance Officer. In addition, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Krueck has also served as the Warrant Officer Candidate School Training Advising and Counseling Officer at the 426th Regional Training Institute, served as the WIARNG Maneuver Area Training and Equipment Site Supervisor, and held a position on the Command Maintenance Evaluation Team. He has deployed with the 1-128th Infantry Battalion during Operation Iraqi Freedom and with the 724th Engineer Battalion for Operation New Dawn in Iraq. His last assignment was served as the Branch Warrant in the Army National Guard Logistics Division Maintenance Branch at the National Guard Bureau.
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Krueck’s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Staff Identification Badge, the Army Reserve Recruiting Badge, and numerous other awards and decorations. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Krueck was also named the 88th Army Reserve Command mentor of the year in 2015.
Chief Krueck is married to his wife Laure of 22 years. They have four children, two daughters Amanda and Melinda, and two sons Torre and Taylor. They also enjoy their three grandchildren, Kiley, Jeramiah and Stella.