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

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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

New GSM for London District

A new Garrison Sergeant-Major (GSM) has been appointed to the London District. Warrant Officer Class 1 (W01) Vern Stokes (Coldstream Guards) will oversee ceremonial events in the capital and beyond following the departure of WO1 (GSM) Bill Mott (Welsh Guards), who retired after 13 years in the job. Cutting an imposing figure at nine-feet tall in his bearskin, WO1 Stokes… Read More

Warrant Officers & the British Armed Forces

“…though the ranks are few, the appointments which may be held by them are many. Indeed, there are, today, over seventy appointments among the Warrant Officers…” (Dawnay, 1949, p.3). The rank of warrant officer has a rather interesting history which is not well known, even amongst those who hold that rank. The military grade of… Read More