Description: Regimental Sergeant-Major of the Army hat badge.

Maker’s Name: N/A

Condition: Mint

Comments: Regimental Sergeant-Major of the Army hat badge. Complete with 3 pins. The most unique badge in the Australian Army, it is 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
10 Donald Spinks AM
11 Grant McFarlane OAM