British Army Warrant Officer Class 1

This page explains what a WO1 is the British Army is.

What Is A WO1 In The British Army?

A WO1 is a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) within the British Army and is a rank higher than WO2.

A Warrant Officer Class 1 is the highest rank for any NCO by holding the Queen’s (or King’s) warrant, which is signed by the Secretary of State for Defence.

British Army WO1 Insignia

The Insignia For A WO1

The insignia of a WO1 is fairly recognisable and consists of the royal coat of arms.

WO1 are the senior advisors of their unit’s Commanding Officer, with leadership, discipline and welfare responsibilities of up to 650 officers and soldiers and equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions: WO1

What NATO Code Is A WO1?

A WO1 has a NATO rank code of OR-9.

Do You Salute A WO1?

No, a WO1 does not hold a commission and falls under the non-commissioned officer (NCO) bracket and Other Ranks should not salute the person in that position.

Typically, lower ranks will “brace” as a sign of respect.

How Much Does A WO1 Earn?

The salary of a WO1 changes each year (around April time) but the starting wage right now is £49k per year.

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