Quote from caliotter3
When I was in the Army the PAs I met were warrant officers. Perhaps that has changed.
To become a physician assistant in the Army, you must:
be a US citizen.
be at least 21 years of age and less than 48 years of age (age waivers may be considered for applicants with prior military service).
hold at least a bachelor's degree.
be a graduate of a training program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).
have current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
be employed as a physician assistant if you completed your PA training more than one year ago.
successfully complete a security investigation.
be able to pass an English Comprehension Level Test (ECLT) if English is your second language.
meet the prescribed professional, physical and ethical standards for appointment as an Army commissioned officer.
Military PAs have been commissioned officers for 10+yrs as far as I know. They probably switched from being warrant officers when they went from being only required to have certificates to having to have Bachelor degrees, and now the military trained PAs graduate with their Masters.