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CWO vs. Warrant Officer articles[edit]

Why is Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) a separate article covering information already contained within the Warrant Officer article? Not to mention that the term "Chief Warrant Officer" is not exclusive to the Canadian armed forces. (Born2flie 04:07, 2 September 2006 (UTC))

I have recommended a merge. (Born2flie 05:58, 5 September 2006 (UTC))

I oppose. Please see my comment under Talk:Warrant Officer. --SigPig 11:25, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
See my response under same. (Born2flie 05:34, 10 September 2006 (UTC))

Warrant Officer (Canada)[edit]

I am informally suggesting that this page, Chief Petty Officer 1st Class, Regimental Sergeant-Major, and Warrant Officer be combined into a single article named Warrant Officer (Canada). ALthough the CPOs are not "called" WOs, they still have the same priveleges and entitlements, and thus would be better covered together. Comments before a formal porposal? - BillCJ 23:00, 25 May 2007 (UTC)


picture to insignia section[edit]

I somehow doubt that the slip-on insigne for a chief warrant officer would feature the text "CADET". Can somebody check the correctness of this please? 85.178.75.53 (talk) 19:08, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

You are correct. The rank that is worn by a Chief Warrant Officer in the forces does not have the word 'CADET' under it. The rank shown in the picture is the equivalent rank in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, but the rank is actually Warrant Officer First Class. The Royal Canadian Army Cadets use the title of Chief Warrant Officer for this rank. Perwisky (talk) 18:49, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

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Forms of Address[edit]

In the Forms of Address section, this makes no sense: "In the RCN, CWOs are never addressed as "Chief", this being a form of address reserved for chief petty officers." In the RCN, CWOs ARE chief petty officers. Chief petty officers first class, precisely. This statement would be true for the US Armed Forces. Is that where it should be? Venqax (talk) 02:00, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

I think this refers to the not-usual case where an army-uniformed or air force–uniformed CWO is a member of an RCN unit or visiting an RCN unit. Although CWO is completely equivalent to CPO1, sailors would not address the CWO as "Chief", as they use that only for navy-uniformed CPO1 or CPO2. At least that is how I understand the paragraph – I did not write it, and I don't have first-hand knowledge or references. Indefatigable (talk) 22:07, 22 March 2019 (UTC)