Description: Rank – Regimental Sergeant-Major of the Army – DPCU (Single patch) – Early 1990s version.
Condition: Very Good
Regimental Sergeant-Major of the Army DPCU Rank patch (single patch) – only worn by the RSM-A.
Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army (RSM-A) is the most senior Warrant Officer in the Australian Army. It is a singular appointment – it is only held by one person at any time. The special insignia for the RSM-A is the Australian coat of arms with a wreath around it.
Based on the United States Army practice of appointing a Sergeant Major of the Army, the RSM-A is responsible to the Chief of Army (CA).
The appointment is the equivalent of the Warrant Officer of the Navy (WO-N) in the Royal Australian Navy, and the Warrant Officer of the Air Force (WOFF-AF) in the Royal Australian Air Force.
The post was created by the then Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Sir Phillip Bennett.
The list of all RSM-As:
1 Wally Thompson OAM
2 Kevin (Lofty) Wendt
3 Peter Prewett
4 Arthur Francis
5 Peter Rosemond
6 Brian Boughton CSC, OAM
7 Kevin Woods CSC, OAM
8 Stephen Ward OAM
9 Dave Ashley OAM