Master at Arms of the Navy

Master at Arms of the Navy is the most senior Warrant Officer in the South African Navy (SAN). It is a singular appointment it is only held by one person at any time. The Master at Arms of the Navy holds the rank of Senior Chief Warrant Officer

Master at Arms of the South African Navy
Current Rank insignia
Incumbent
Matee Molefe

since 1 February 2018
StyleMaster at Arms of the Navy (Master)

The Master at Arms of the Navy is responsible to the Chief of the Navy and is a member of his staff as well as the Navy Command Council.[1] The Master is responsible for monitoring and improvement of discipline, morale, well being of sailor and ensuring that the Navy maintains high professional standards.[1]

Rank and Insignia

Rank

Before 2008 all Masters at Arms SA Navy were Warrant Officer Class 1, with appointment to the position of Master at Arms SA Navy. In 2008 the SANDF expanded the Warrant Officer ranks and the Master at Arms SA Navy now holds the rank of Senior Chief Warrant Officer

Insignia

Prior to 2008[2] the Master at Arms of the Navy had a unique rank insignia, consisting of a Warrant Officer class 1 insignia with the South African Navy badge above it.

After the Warrant Officer rank redesign the Master at Arms of the Navy does not have a unique rank insignia

Previous Master at Arms of the Navy

NameStart of termEnd of term
WO1 Fraser[3] October 1982 1985
WO1 Eric William (Bill) Borchers[3] 1985 1991
WO1 Terblanche[3] 1991 1997
WO1 Eric Stroud[3] 1997 2001
SCWO Mark Hyde[4]1 December 2001[5]30 May 2009
SCWO Pragasen Moodley1 June 200931 Jan 2018
SCWO Matee Molefe1 February 2018current[1]

See also

References

  1. Wingrin, Dean (February 2, 2018). "New Master-At-Arms for the Navy". Defenceweb. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  2. http://www.dod.mil.za/news/news2008/sep2008/Sep2008-3.pdf
  3. Kemp, Neville. Neville Kemp - unpublised manuscript.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2012-10-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2012-10-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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