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Warrant Officer (United Kingdom)
A warrant officer (WO) in the British Armed Forces
British Armed Forces
is a member of the highest group of non-commissioned ranks, holding the Queen's (or King's) warrant, which is signed by the Secretary of State for Defence. Warrant officers are not saluted as they do not hold the Queen's Commission, however they are to be addressed as 'Sir/Ma'am' by subordinates. Commissioned officers may address warrant officers either by their appointment (e.g. QMSI, RSM or sergeant major) or as "Mister", "Mrs", or "Ms" and then their last name, e.g
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Drill Sergeant
A drill instructor is a non-commissioned officer in the armed forces or police forces with specific duties that vary by country. For example, in the United States armed forces, they are assigned the duty of training new recruits entering the military. Drill instructors within the U.S. armed forces have different titles in each branch of service. In the United States Air Force, they are known as "Military Training Instructors", or MTIs.[1] The United States Navy uses Marine Corps drill instructors at their Officer Candidate School, but only Chief Petty Officers called "Recruit Division Commanders", or RDCs at their recruit training.[2] Within the United States Army, drill instructors are given the title of "Drill Sergeant".[3] The United States Coast Guard
United States Coast Guard
gives the title of "Company Commander"[4] to their drill instructors. The United States Marine Corps is the only branch of the U.S
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Foreman Of Signals
Foreman of Signals are the most qualified non-commissioned Engineering managers and Incorporated Engineers in the Royal Corps of Signals. They conduct the role of signals engineering specialist, with additional responsibilities for equipment care and technical project management. A soldier from the Royal Corps of Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
selected for Foreman of Signals training must hold a minimum qualification of Class 1 Communications Systems Engineer. Students now undertake a BEng(Hons)/Post Graduate Certificate (PGCert) (previous years took BSc) in Telecommunications Systems Engineering accredited by Bournemouth University. On completion of the course, the soldier is promoted to Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
if the rank is not already held, and assumes the appointment of Foreman of Signals. They work as part of a Unit Operations team with the Yeoman of Signals (YofS), who are communications technical specialists
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Garrison Sergeant Major
A garrison sergeant major (GSM)[1] in the British Army
British Army
is the senior warrant officer of a garrison and holds the rank of warrant officer class 1. The GSM London District, always a guardsman, holds one of the four most senior WO1 appointments in the British Army, and has military ceremonial responsibility for important state occasions such as Trooping the Colour.Contents1 London District 2 GSM, London District 3 References 4 External linksLondon District[edit] The post of GSM London District was established in the early 1950s with specific responsibilities as State Ceremonial Sergeant Major. The first task of the new GSM was to organise the funeral of King George VI in 1952 and the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen in 1953.[2] Traditionally the GSM London District wore the same badge of rank as a regimental sergeant major of Foot Guards, the large Royal Coat of Arms on the right upper sleeve
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Academy Sergeant Major
The academy sergeant major[1] is the senior non-commissioned officer instructor at a military academy.Contents1 British Army 2 Australian Defence Force 3 Notes 4 ReferencesBritish Army[edit] At the British Army's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the academy sergeant major (AcSM)[Note 1] holds the rank of warrant officer class 1
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Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
(RMAS or RMA Sandhurst), commonly known simply as Sandhurst, is one of several military academies of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and is the British Army's initial officer training centre. It is located in the town of Camberley, near the village of Sandhurst, Berkshire, 34 miles (55 km) southwest of London. The Academy's stated aim is to be "the national centre of excellence for leadership". All British Army
British Army
officers, including late-entry officers who were previously Warrant Officers, as well as other men and women from overseas, are trained at The Academy
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London District
London District (LONDIST) is the name given by the British Army
British Army
to the area of operations encompassing the Greater London
Greater London
area. It was established in 1870 as Home District.[1]Contents1 History 2 Forces 3 References 4 Sources 5 External linksHistory[edit] In January 1876 a ‘Mobilization Scheme for the forces in Great Britain and Ireland’ was published, with the ‘Active Army’ divided into eight army corps based on the District Commands. 3rd Corps was to be formed within London District, based in Croydon. This scheme disappeared in 1881, when the districts were retitled ‘District Commands.[2] It was re-formed in 1905 as London District to be an independent district within the larger command structure of the army, and has remained so ever since
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Army Sergeant Major
The Army Sergeant Major
Army Sergeant Major
is the most senior member of the other ranks of the British Army.[1] The appointment holder has the rank of Warrant Officer Class One. The appointment was created as part of the changes to the British Army's top ranks around February 2015
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Accountant Sergeant Major
The Corps
Corps
of Military Accountants was a short-lived corps of the British Army. It was formed in November 1919 and disbanded in July 1925
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Clerk Of Works
The Clerk of Works (or Clerk of the Works), often abbreviated CoW, is employed by an architect or a client on a construction site. The role is primarily to represent the interests of the client in regard to ensuring that the quality of both materials and workmanship are in accordance with the design information such as specification and engineering drawings, in addition to recognized quality standards. The role is defined in standard forms of contract such as those published by the Joint Contracts Tribunal
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Foreman Of Signals (Information Systems)
A soldier selected for Foreman of Signals training must be a SNCO Class 1 Communications Systems Engineer. They will normally hold a foundation degree Military Information Systems. On completion of the course, the soldier is promoted to Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
if the rank is not already held, and assumes the appointment of Foreman of Signals and awarded a BScManagement Information Systems. The holder of the appointment can be promoted through the ranks in line with current military policy from Staff Sergeant, to Warrant Officer Class 2, then Warrant Officer Class 1. To distinguish the appointment the suffix of (FofS is used (i.e. SSgt(FofS WO2(FofS, WO1(FofS . History[edit] The trade was originally ADP Specialist and only open to serving soldiers at the rank of Sgt
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Foreman Of Signals Sergeant Major
Foreman of Signals are the most qualified non-commissioned Engineering managers and Incorporated Engineers in the Royal Corps of Signals. They conduct the role of signals engineering specialist, with additional responsibilities for equipment care and technical project management. A soldier from the Royal Corps of Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
selected for Foreman of Signals training must hold a minimum qualification of Class 1 Communications Systems Engineer. Students now undertake a BEng(Hons)/Post Graduate Certificate (PGCert) (previous years took BSc) in Telecommunications Systems Engineering accredited by Bournemouth University. On completion of the course, the soldier is promoted to Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
if the rank is not already held, and assumes the appointment of Foreman of Signals. They work as part of a Unit Operations team with the Yeoman of Signals (YofS), who are communications technical specialists
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Queen's Regulations
The Queen's Regulations (first published in 1731 and known as the King's Regulations when the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
has a king) is a collection of orders and regulations in force in the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, and Commonwealth Forces, where the Queen is Head of State, forming guidance for officers of these armed services in all matters of discipline and personal conduct. Originally, a single set of regulations were pub separate editions of the Queen's Regulations for the Navy and the Army, and there is now one for each of the United Kingdom's armed forces.Contents1 History 2 Prohibition of political discussions 3 Current editions 4 Selected past editions 5 See also 6 ReferencesHistory[edit] The first issue of what became the Queen's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions was issued in 1731 as the Regulations and Instructions Relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea
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Master Gunner
Master gunner
Master gunner
is an appointment of the warrant officer rank in the British and United States armed forces.Contents1 United Kingdom1.1 Historical usage1.1.1 Master Gunner of England2 United States2.1 Master gunner's duties by position3 ReferencesUnited Kingdom[edit] In the British Army's Royal Artillery
Royal Artillery
master gunners are experts in the technical aspects of gunnery. They fill advisory rather than command posts. The appointment is split into two classes: Master gunners 2nd and 1st class, both holding the rank of warrant officer class 1. Formerly there was also an appointment of master gunner 3rd class, who held the rank of warrant officer class 2
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Pipe Major
The pipe major is the leading musician of a pipe band, whether military or civilian. Like the appointment of drum major, the position is derived from British Army
British Army
traditions. During the early twentieth century, the term sergeant piper was used instead. The pipe major is often assisted by a pipe sergeant, who has similar duties in the band and leads the band in the absence of the pipe major.The civilian Simon Fraser University Pipe Band
Simon Fraser University Pipe Band
led by pipe major Terry Lee on the right of the band and pipe sergeant Jack Lee on the leftContents1 Civilian bands 2 British Army 3 Canadian forces 4 ReferencesCivilian bands[edit] In a civilian band, the pipe major is generally the leader of the band both musically and administratively.[1] Some pipe majors also compete in solo competitions. British Army[edit] A pipe major's position is an appointment and not a rank
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Schoolmaster
The word schoolmaster, or simply master, formerly referred to a male school teacher. This usage survives in British independent schools, both secondary and preparatory, but is generally obsolete elsewhere. Description[edit] Where a school has more than one schoolmaster, a man in charge of the school is the headmaster, sometimes spelt as two words, "head master". This name survives in British independent schools, but it has been replaced by head teacher in most British publicly funded schools, although "headmaster" is often still used colloquially, particularly in grammar schools, and is equivalent to the principal in American schools
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