Warrant Officer of the Navy

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For the USN equivalent, see Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy.
For the RN equivalent, see Warrant Officer of the Naval Service.
Warrant Officer of the
Royal Australian Navy
(WO-N)
Royal Australian Navy OR-9b.svg
WON special insignia
Incumbent
Gary Wight

since April 2016
Style Warrant Officer of the Navy (Warrant Officer)
Term length 3 Years
Inaugural holder Paul 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 Whittaker, PaulPaul Whittaker AM 1993 1997 [2][3]
2 McConnell, (James) Michael(James) Michael McConnell OAM 1997 1999 [4]
3 Wilson, DavidDavid Wilson AM 1999 2002 [5][6][7]
4 Turner, DavidDavid Turner AM 2002 2005 [5][8]
5 Levay, JamesJames Levay 2005 2008 [9]
6 Tandy, MarkMark Tandy CSC 2008 2012 [10][11][12]
7 Holzberger, MartinMartin Holzberger AM CSC 2012 2016 [13][14]
8 Wight, GaryGary Wight 2016 - [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 (April 29, 2016). "New Warrant Officer of the Navy appointed". Australian Navy. Retrieved June 1, 2016. 

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