What is a Garrison Sergeant Major?

Introduction A garrison Sergeant Major (GSM) in the British Army is the senior warrant officer of a garrison and holds the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1). London District The GSM London District, always a guardsman, holds one of the four most senior WO1 appointments in the British Army, and has military ceremonial responsibility… Read More

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WO2 to be Reintroduced to the Royal Navy

The rank of Warrant Officer 2nd Class (WO2) will re-appear in the Royal Navy (RN) from 01 April 2022 after an eight-year hiatus following confirmation of re-organising senior rates’ upper ranks. Introduced in 2004 to RN technical branches to replace Charge Chief Petty Officer (CCPO), it was phased out ten years later. It is being… Read More

New Look Warrant Officer Education Course

The new-look career syllabus for warrant officers has been published, with pilot courses starting this month. Unlike the Army leadership and development programme (ALDP) for corporals and sergeants, the two component modules – military training and military education – have been integrated into a single three week package combining e-learning and classroom-based lessons. Regulars will… Read More

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

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