Baustralian sergeant major

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Baustralian sergeant major
Baustralia Army OR-9d.svg
Rank insignia of a BSM
WO William Perks

since 9 February 2022
Defence Council of Baustralia
Member of Baustralian Army
Reports toChief of the Defence Staff
Inaugural holderThe Duke of Tremur

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 BSM is Warrant officer William Perks.

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 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.

Rank insignia of BSMs
Rank Insignia Title Branch NATO code
Warrant officer Baustralia HRN OR-9d.svg Baustralian chief petty officer  Baustralia Navy OR-9d
Baustralia Army OR-9d.svg Baustralian sergeant major  Baustralian Army

List of appointment holders

Year Sovereign Year Commander
Baustralian Armed Forces Chief warrant officer
2 July 2017 – Coronation portrait of King John I.jpg John I 27 November 2018 – 3 June 2019 The Duke of Tremur, 2018.jpg Chief warrant officer the Duke of Tremur
3 June 2019 – 25 November 2019 Greg Watts, 2018 pattern naval photo.jpg Chief petty officer, 1st class Greg Watts
Baustralian chief petty officer / Baustralian sergeant major
2 July 2017 – Coronation portrait of King John I.jpg John I 25 November 2019 – 10 June 2020 Greg Watts, 2018 pattern naval photo.jpg Warrant officer Greg Watts
10 June 2020 – 25 September 2020 Arms of the Marchioness Smith.svg Warrant officer the Marchioness Smith
25 September 2020 – 5 February 2021 Johnathan Fairbank, 2018 pattern army photo.jpg Warrant officer Jonathan Fairbank
5 February 2021 – 9 February 2022 Coat of arms of Mara Arthur.svg Warrant officer Mara Arthur
9 February 2022 –  Warrant officer William Perks