Baustralian sergeant major

The Baustralian sergeant major (BSM; general term) or Baustralian chief petty officer (CPOB; navy) is the most senior non-commissioned officer of the Baustralian Forces. He is the non-commissioned member deputy of the Chief of the Defence Staff. The current CPOB is Warrant officer Mara Arthur.

Baustralian chief petty officer
Baustralia HRN OR-9d.svg
Rank insignia of a CPOB
WO Mara Arthur

since 5 February 2021
Defence Council of Baustralia
Member of His Royal Navy
Reports toChief of the Defence Staff
Inaugural holderThe Duke of Tremur

Ranks and insignia

The BSM wears the royal coat of arms surrounded by a wreath. The wreath is gold in navy and army dress, while it is silver in air force dress. The BSM also wears an embroidered coat of arms of Baustralia as their cap badge. The BAFCWO holds the rank of Warrant officer (WO). Army BSMs wear the uniform of a general officer, without pips and crowns, and ranks on both sides.

Rank insignia of BSMs
Rank Insignia Title Branch NATO code
Warrant officer   Baustralian chief petty officer   His Royal Navy OR-9d
  Baustralian sergeant major   Baustralian Army
  Baustralian sergeant major   His Royal Air Force

List of appointment holders

Rank Name As Held CDS
CWO Duke of Tremur Baustralian Armed Forces Chief warrant officer 27 November 2018 – 3 June 2019 ACM Lord Carleton
CPO1 Greg Watts Baustralian Armed Forces Chief warrant officer 3 June 2019 – 10 June 2020
WO Baustralian chief petty officer
Baustralian sergeant major
WO Lady Smith Baustralian chief petty officer 10 June 2020 – 25 September 2020
WO Jonathan Fairbank Baustralian sergeant major 25 September 2020 – 5 February 2021
WO Mara Arthur Baustralian chief petty officer 5 February 2021 –