Warrant Officer roles recognised

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Command Warrant Officer, HMAS Harman, Warrant Officer Karen Sellars proudly wears the new Bronze CWO badge. (photo: )
Command Warrant Officer, HMAS Harman, Warrant Officer Karen Sellars proudly wears the new Bronze CWO badge.
Navy Tier Bravo Warrant Officers who occupy the role of Ships Warrant Officer (SWO) will now be recognised as Command Warrant Officer (CWO).
 
Warrant Officer Karen Sellars, the CWO at HMAS Harman said the change is a positive recognition of the important role the CWO plays in supporting Command.
 
“The CWO provides valuable skills and experience to the whole Command team,” she said.
 
“The Tier Bravo CWO is responsible to the Commanding Officer to assist in the implementation of Command orders, intent and promotion of NGN and Plan Pelorus.
 
“As a Command Warrant Officer, I am an advocate of the divisional system and play an important role as an adviser and mentor to all divisional staff. These responsibilities are the key link between officers and sailors and provide a vital contribution in the Navy’s ability to fight and win at sea.”
 
The change to Command Warrant Officer aligns the operational and strategic functions performed by the Tier Bravo Warrant Officer with that of the strategically focussed Tier Charlie Warrant Officer. Action has now been completed to amend Duty Statements and job titles have been changed.
 
A recent change to the RAN Uniform Instructions has seen an amendment and acknowledgement of the vital role of the Tier Bravo Warrant Officer. All Tier Bravo Warrant Officers will now wear the new Bronze CWO badge.