Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officer

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The Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officer (CASWO) is the senior warrant officer (WO), and therefore the most senior non-commissioned position in the Royal Air Force (RAF).[1] The person holding this military appointment advises the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) on matters concerning airmen and airwoman of the RAF.[1][2] The post was created in 1996.[1][3]

List of Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officers

Warrant officer years Chief of the Air Staff
WO Greg Dutton MBE BEM May 1996 – January 1998 Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon
WO Jim Andrews MBE BEM January 1998 – January 2000 Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns
WO René Michael Stuart MBE January 2000 – May 2003 Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns
Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire
WO Robert 'Bob' Loughlin MBE[4] May 2003 – November 2006 Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup
WO Lyndsay Morgan MBE[2] November 2006 – July 2009 Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy
WO Gary Wilcox[2] July 2009 – February 2012 Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton
WO Graeme Spark MBE February 2012 – October 2014 Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton
Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford
WO Clive Martland MBE[1] October 2014 – October 2016 Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier
WO Jon Crossley [1] October 2016 – present Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier

The Royal Navy equivalent is the Warrant Officer of the Naval Service (WONS),[5] and in the Royal Marines the Corps Regimental Sergeant Major. The British Army's recent equivalent is the Army Sergeant Major.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officer". Royal Air Force website - Senior Commanders. www.RAF.mod.uk. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Lesley Woods, ed. (27 July 2009). "Welsh Warrant Officer steps down from top job". Royal Air Force website. www.RAF.mod.uk. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "RAF Halton Hosts the Chief of the Air Staff’s Conference for Warrant Officers". RAF Halton website. www.RAF.mod.uk. 2010. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2010. The conference has taken place annually for the last 12 years, since the post of Chief of the Air Staff’s Warrant Officer (CASWO) was created. 
  4. ^ "Bob's proud to protect the crown jewels". Ipswich Star. www.IpswichStar.co.uk. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "Warrant Officer in a class of his own". Royal Navy website. www.RoyalNavy.mod.uk. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.janes.com/article/48536/cgs-outlines-new-british-army-senior-posts-amid-culling-of-generals
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