Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officer

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 airwomen of the RAF.[1][2] The post was created in 1996.[1][3]

List of Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officers

Warrant officeryearsChief of the Air Staff
WO Greg Dutton MBE BEMMay 1996 – January 1998Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon
WO Jim Andrews MBE BEMJanuary 1998 – January 2000Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns
WO René Michael Stuart MBEJanuary 2000 – May 2003Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns
Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Squire
WO Robert 'Bob' Loughlin MBE[4]May 2003 – November 2006Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup
WO Lyndsay Morgan MBE[2]November 2006 – July 2009Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy
WO Gary Wilcox[2]July 2009 – February 2012Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton
WO Graeme Spark MBEFebruary 2012 – October 2014Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton
Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford
WO Clive Martland MBE[1]October 2014 – October 2016Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier
WO Jon Crossley[1]October 2016 – October 2019Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier
Air Chief Marshal Michael Wigston
WO Jake Alpert MBE[1][5]October 2019 – presentAir Chief Marshal Michael Wigston

The Royal Navy equivalent is the Warrant Officer of the Naval Service (WONS),[6] and in the Royal Marines the Corps Regimental Sergeant Major. The British Army's recent equivalent is the Army Sergeant Major.[7]

See also

References

  1. "Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officer". Royal Air Force website - Senior Commanders. www.RAF.mod.uk. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. 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. @ChiefofAirStaff (5 October 2019). "Thank you WO Jon Crossley. A brilliant 3 years as Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officer. Welcome WO Jake Alpert" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  6. "Warrant Officer in a class of his own". Royal Navy website. www.RoyalNavy.mod.uk. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  7. http://www.janes.com/article/48536/cgs-outlines-new-british-army-senior-posts-amid-culling-of-generals

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