Warrant Officer of the Navy

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Warrant Officer of the
Royal Australian Navy
(WO-N)
Royal Australian Navy OR-9b.svg
WON special insignia
Incumbent
Gary Wight

since April 2016
StyleWarrant Officer of the Navy (Warrant Officer)
Inaugural holderPaul Whittaker

Warrant Officer of the Navy (WO-N) is the most senior warrant officer in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It is a singular appointment, being only held by one person at any time; the special insignia for the WO-N is the Australian coat of arms with a wreath around it. The current Warrant Officer of the Navy[1] is Gary Wight.

The appointment is the equivalent of the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army (RSM-A) in the Australian Army, and Warrant Officer of the Air Force (WOFF-AF) in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Appointees[edit]

#
Name
Term
began
Term
ended
Notes
1 Paul Whittaker AM 1993 1997 [2][3]
2 (James) Michael McConnell OAM 1997 1999 [4]
3 David Wilson AM 1999 2002 [5][6][7]
4 David Turner AM 2002 2005 [5][8]
5 James Levay 2005 2008 [9]
6 Mark Tandy CSC 2008 2012 [10][11][12]
7 Martin Holzberger AM CSC 2012 2016 [13][14]
8 Gary Wight AM 2016 Incumbent [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warrant Officer of the Navy". Our Leaders. Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Member of the Order of Australia: Whittaker, Paul John". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 26 January 1997. Retrieved 31 July 2010. Citation: AM. RAN. For exceptional service to the RAN, particularly as the Warrant Officer of the Navy. GAZ S13. AD1997
  3. ^ "National Medal: Whittaker, Paul John". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 13 May 1982. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Medal of the Order of Australia: McCONNELL, James Michael". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 12 June 2006. Retrieved 3 June 2012. Citation: For meritorious service in the Royal Australian Navy in the field of communications and as Warrant Officer of the Navy.
  5. ^ a b Irving, Rachel (September 2002). "Navy's new top sailor". Top Stories. Navy: The Sailors' Paper. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Member of the Order of Australia: WILSON, David Bruce". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 26 January 2002. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  7. ^ "National Medal: WILSON, David Bruce". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 7 August 1995. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Member of the Order of Australia: TURNER, David". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 13 June 2005. Retrieved 13 June 2011. Citation: For exceptional service to the Royal Australian Navy as Staff Officer Navy Reserve Policy and Warrant Officer of the Navy.
  9. ^ "New voice for sailors". Top Stories. Navy: The Sailors' Paper. December 2005. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  10. ^ "Conspicuous Service Cross: TANDY, Mark Raymond". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2010. Citation: For outstanding achievement as Warrant Officer of the Navy.
  11. ^ "WOCIS Mark Tandy – Warrant Officer of the Navy effective 19 December 2008". Official signal R 210200Z OCT 08 from Chief of Navy. Royal Australian Navy Communications Branch Association. 21 October 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  12. ^ "New Warrant Officer for Navy". 18 December 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  13. ^ http://www.navy.gov.au/Warrant_Officer_of_the_Navy
  14. ^ "Conspicuous Service Cross: HOLZBERGER, Martin Grant". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2013. Citation: For outstanding achievement as the Ship's Warrant Officer, HMAS Warramunga.
  15. ^ Morley, Dave (29 April 2016). "New Warrant Officer of the Navy appointed". Australian Navy. Retrieved 1 June 2016.

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