RAF Commissioned Warrant Officers (CWO)

Within the Royal Air Force (RAF), warrant officers and master air crew commissioned under the Commissioned Warrant Officer (CWO) Scheme do not attend full officer training and are appointed in the rank of flight lieutenant with no additional seniority. All other serving personnel are appointed in the rank of flying officer with additional seniority determined… Read More

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What is the Naval Careers Service (NCS)?

What is the Naval Careers Service (NCS)? The NCS plays a vital and respected role helping to nationally recruit the right number of suitably committed and capable young people to join the Naval Service: Royal Navy; Royal Marines; RM Band Service; Maritime Reserve Forces; and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). What is the Role of the… Read More

What was the Number of Candidates Eligible for Promotion in REME (2010-2016)?

Below is the number of candidates eligible for promotion from Sergeant (Sgt) to Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) between 2010 and 2016. Table 1: Promotion Year 2013-2014 Promotion Rank Eligible for Promotion Numbers Promoted Medical Grading Below P2 FE WO1 150 100 20 WO2 230 110 20… Read More

How Many Intelligence Corps Warrant Officer’s Received a LE Commission, 2015-2016?

Table 1 highlights the number of Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) and Warrant Officer Class Two (WO2) who successfully applied for a Late Entry (LE) commission. Table 1: No. of WO1/WO2 selected for LE comission Year 2015 2016 Rank Applied Successful Applied Successful WO1 10 10 10 10 WO2 – – – – Notes: Under… Read More

What is the Number of WO1s in the Royal Artillery?

According to the British Army’s Army Personnel Centre, located in Glasgow, there were 48 WO1s (warrant officer’s class one) in the Royal Artillery in 2016. Two of these WO1s were Master Drivers. Reference FOI Request: FOI 2016-06991 dated 02 August 2016.

Does Military Rank Affects Hormone Levels & Fairness in an Allocation Experiment?

Research Paper Title Pulling Rank: Military Rank Affects Hormone Levels and Fairness in an Allocation Experiment. Background Status within social hierarchies has great effects on the lives of socially organised mammals. Its effects on human behaviour and related physiology, however, is relatively little studied. Methods The present study investigated the impact of military rank on… Read More

The Role of the New Army Sergeant Major

The New Army Sergeant Major – or Sergeant Major of the Army as the Americans call it – Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Glenn Haughton has been interviewed about his new role. WO1 Haughton was selected on the 2012 Late Entry Commissioning Board (LECB) for promotion to LE officer, but his promotion was deferred as… Read More