Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) Ngaropo is the Command Chief Warrant Officer of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. U.S. Army North is the Theater Army and Army Service Component Command to U.S. Northern Command, the geographic combatant command for North America. U.S. Army North’s missions are Homeland Defense, Defense Support of Civil Authorities and Theater Security Cooperation. When requested, U.S. Army North serves as the Joint Force Land Component Command for the Department of Defense’s Title 10 support to civil authorities.
Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5) Ngaropo is responsible for the leadership, officership, mentorship and direction of the Warrant Officer cohort. He is charged with creating a culture of professionalism and esprit de corps for the multi-component (Active, Guard and Reserve) team. He synchronizes Warrant Officer related initiatives and advises the Commander on professional development training, empowerment, and career enhancement with a focus on growing the future ARNORTH Warrant Officer force.
A native Maori from New Zealand, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ngaropo enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1994 and transitioned into the Warrant Officer Corps in 1999.
CW5 Ngaropo has served in a variety of positons. His assignments include: 3rd and 1st Infantry Division, Wurzburg Germany, 6th Air Defense Brigade, Fort Bliss Texas, 69th Air Defense Brigade Giebelstadt, V CORPS Germany, 1st Warrant Officer Company, Fort Rucker Alabama, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Shafter Hawaii, HQ’s 8th Army Osan Air Base Korea, HQ’s US Army Pacific, Fort Shafter Hawaii and 613th Air Operations Center, Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.
CW5 Ngaropo has participated in numerous campaigns to include Operation Restore Hope Somalia, Bosnia, Kuwait, Israel, Operation Iraqi Freedom and numerous operations in Europe and the Asian Pacific.