Warrant Officer of the Navy


Warrant Officer of the Navy
Warrant Officer of the Royal Australian Navy
Incumbent
Mark Tandy

since 19 December 2008
Style Warrant Officer of the Navy (Warrant Officer)
Inaugural holder Warrant Officer
Paul Whittaker


Warrant Officer of the Navy (WO-N) is the most senior non commissioned officer rank in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and is also a singular rank. That is, it is only held by one person at any time. The insignia for a WO-N is the Australian coat of arms with a wreath around it. The current Warrant Officer of the Navy is Mark Tandy.[1]

Based on the United States Navy practice of appointing a Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, the WO-N is responsible to the Chief of Navy (CN), and is entitled to exercise command over all other Sailors in the RAN. The WO-N is a member of the personal staff of the CN and as such, operates from the office of the CN and is a member of Chief of Navy's Senior Advisory Committee (CNSAC). The WO-N's primary duty is to represent to CN and others the solicited and unsolicited views, concerns and opinions of Sailors which effect the Navy as a whole. In addition, the WO-N is responsible for:

  • assisting in the overall maintenance of discipline and morale of Sailors in the RAN;
  • providing input as necessary to ad hoc reviews/inquiries;
  • channelling feedback to Navy Headquarters Directorates;
  • representing Sailors on standing committees; and
  • advising any Officer seeking advice on matters relating to Sailors in general.

The WO-N provides administrative advice and input to the CN of any need to review regulations or conditions of service, monitors the effectiveness of the Divisional System, guides Warrant Officers and Senior Sailors Messes on matters of administration, protocol and has functional control over the Senior Sailor's Handbook. He/she maintains a close working relationship with the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army (RSM-A) and the Warrant Officer of the Air Force (WOFF-AF).

Appointees

#
Name
Term
began
Term
ended
Notes
1 Whittaker, PaulPaul Whittaker AM 1993 1997 [2][3]
2  ?? 1997 2000
3 Wilson, DavidDavid Wilson AM 2000 2002 [4][5][6]
4 Turner, DavidDavid Turner AM 2002 2005 [4][7]
5 Levay, JamesJames Levay 2005 2008 [8]
6 Tandy, MarkMark Tandy CSC 2008 Incumbent [1][9][10][11]

References

  1. ^ a b "Warrant Officer of the Navy". Defence Leaders. Department of Defence. http://www.defence.gov.au/leaders/navy/markTandy/index.htm. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Member of the Order of Australia: Whittaker, Paul John". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 26 January 1997. http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=878556&search_type=quick&showInd=true. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "National Medal: Whittaker, Paul John". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 13 May 1982. http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=965613&search_type=simple&showInd=true. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Irving, Rachel (September 2002). "Navy’s new top sailor". Top Stories (Navy: The Sailors' Paper). http://www.defence.gov.au/news/navynews/editions/4518/topstories/story08.htm. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Member of the Order of Australia: WILSON, David Bruce". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 26 January 2002. http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1132340&search_type=simple&showInd=true. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "National Medal: WILSON, David Bruce". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 7 August 1995. http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=896029&search_type=simple&showInd=true. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Member of the Order of Australia: TURNER, David". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 13 June 2005. http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1136058&search_type=advanced&showInd=true. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "New voice for sailors". Top Stories (Navy: The Sailors' Paper). December 2005. http://www.defence.gov.au/news/navynews/editions/4823/topstories/story02.htm. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Conspicuous Service Cross: TANDY, Mark Raymond". It's an Honour. Commonwealth of Australia. 13 June 2011. http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1144775&search_type=quick&showInd=true. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "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 Assocation. 21 October 2008. http://www.rancba.org.au/QSO2008.htm. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "New Warrant Officer for Navy". 18 December 2008. http://www.burleighheadsrsl.com/webpages/NewsArticles/NewsArticle-679.htm. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 

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