Baustralian sergeant major

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Baustralian chief petty officer
Insignia of a CPOB/BSM
WO Christina Nowell

since 24 October 2022
Defence Council of Baustralia
Member of His Royal Navy
Reports toChief of the Defence Staff
Inaugural holderThe Duke of Tremur

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

Ranks and insignia

The BSM wears the royal coat of arms surrounded by a wreath of gold. The BSM also wears an embroidered coat of arms of Baustralia as their cap badge. The BSM 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.

List of appointment holders

Year Sovereign Year Commander
Baustralian Armed Forces Chief warrant officer
2 July 2017 – John 27 November 2018 – 3 June 2019 Chief warrant officer the Duke of Tremur
3 June 2019 – 25 November 2019 Chief petty officer, 1st class Greg Watts
Baustralian chief petty officer / Baustralian sergeant major
2 July 2017 – John 25 November 2019 – 10 June 2020 Warrant officer Greg Watts
10 June 2020 – 25 September 2020 Warrant officer the Marchioness Smith
25 September 2020 – 5 February 2021 Warrant officer Jonathan Fairbank
5 February 2021 – 9 February 2022 Warrant officer Mara Arthur
9 February 2022 – 2 October 2022  Warrant officer William Perks
2 October 2022 – 24 October 2022  Vacant
24 October 2022 –  Warrant officer Christina Nowell