Warrant officer

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A warrant officer (WO) is an officer in a military organisation who is designated an officer by a warrant, as distinguished from a commissioned officer who is designated an officer by a commission, and a non-commissioned officer who is designated an officer, often by virtue of seniority.wikipedia
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Officer (armed forces)

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A warrant officer (WO) is an officer in a military organisation who is designated an officer by a warrant, as distinguished from a commissioned officer who is designated an officer by a commission, and a non-commissioned officer who is designated an officer, often by virtue of seniority.
In its broadest sense, the term "officer" refers to commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, and warrant officers.

Non-commissioned officer

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A warrant officer (WO) is an officer in a military organisation who is designated an officer by a warrant, as distinguished from a commissioned officer who is designated an officer by a commission, and a non-commissioned officer who is designated an officer, often by virtue of seniority.
The NCO corps usually includes all grades of corporal and sergeant; in some countries, warrant officers also carry out the duties of NCOs.

Master (naval)

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These officers often had no knowledge of life on board a ship—let alone how to navigate such a vessel—and relied on the expertise of the ship's master and other seamen who tended to the technical aspects of running the ship.
In the British Royal Navy, the master was originally a warrant officer who ranked with, but after, the lieutenants.

Flight sergeant

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In the commonwealth warrant officers rank between chief petty officer and sub-lieutenant in the navy, between staff sergeant and second lieutenant in the army and between flight sergeant and pilot officer in the air force.
In the RAF, flight sergeant ranks above chief technician and below warrant officer.

Boatswain

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Later these officers were "warranted" by the British Admiralty.

Purser

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The purser joined the warrant officer ranks of the Royal Navy in the early 14th century and existed as a naval rank until 1852.

Naval rating

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Warrant officers and commissioned warrant officers also carried swords, were saluted by ratings, and ranked between sub-lieutenants and midshipmen.
In a navy, a rate, rating or bluejacket is a junior enlisted member of that navy who is not a warrant officer or commissioned officer.

Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army (Australia)

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The WO1 appointed to the position of Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army (RSM-A) is the most senior warrant officer in the Australian Army.
Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army (RSM-A) is the most senior Warrant Officer in the Australian Army.

Warrant Officer of the Navy

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The most senior non-commissioned member of the navy is the warrant officer appointed Warrant Officer of the Navy (WO-N).
Warrant Officer of the Navy (WO-N) is the most senior warrant officer in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Midshipman

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Warrant officers and commissioned warrant officers also carried swords, were saluted by ratings, and ranked between sub-lieutenants and midshipmen.
Midshipmen in the United States Navy were trained and served similarly to midshipmen in the Royal Navy, although unlike their counterparts in the Royal Navy, a midshipman was a warrant officer rank until 1912.

Warrant Officer of the Air Force

The most senior non-commissioned member is the warrant officer appointed Warrant Officer of the Air Force (WOFF-AF).
Warrant Officer of the Air Force (WOFF-AF) is the most senior Warrant Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Artificer sergeant major

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By the time of the First World War, their ranks had been expanded with the adoption of modern technology in the Royal Navy to include telegraphists, electricians, shipwrights, artificer engineers, etc. Both warrant officers and commissioned warrant officers messed in the warrant officers' mess rather than the wardroom (although in ships too small to have a warrant officers' mess, they did mess in the wardroom).
Artificer sergeant major is an appointment held by a warrant officer class 1 in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), the corps of the British Army whose function is the repair and recovery of all mechanical and electrical equipment.

Senior warrant officer

Warrant officer is the lowest junior commissioned officer rank in the Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Air Force, ranking below senior warrant officer and master warrant officer.
Senior warrant officer (SWO) is a warrant officer rank in the Bangladesh Armed Forces, the Singapore Armed Forces and the South African National Defence Force.

Chief petty officer

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In 1843, the wardroom warrant officers were given commissioned status, while in 1853 the lower-grade warrant officers were absorbed into the new rate of chief petty officer, both classes thereby ceasing to be warrant officers. The Royal Australian Navy rank of warrant officer (WO) is the navy's only rank appointed by warrant and is equivalent to the army's WO1 (the equivalent of the army's WO2 rank is now chief petty officer, although previously there was no equivalent).
It is equivalent to the Pakistan Air Force warrant officer and the Pakistan Army subedar.

Adjutant

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In the French Army, Air Force and Gendarmerie, the ranks of adjudant (premier maître in the navy), adjudant-chef (maître-principal in the navy), and major may be considered equivalent to Commonwealth warrant officer ranks.
The term adjudant is used in French-speaking armed forces as a non-commissioned officer rank similar to a staff sergeant or warrant officer but is not equivalent to the role or appointment of an adjutant.

Master warrant officer

Warrant officer is the lowest junior commissioned officer rank in the Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Air Force, ranking below senior warrant officer and master warrant officer.
It is senior to the rank of warrant officer and its equivalents, and junior to chief warrant officer and its equivalents.

Australian Army

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The Australian Army has two warrant officer ranks: warrant officer class one (WO1) and warrant officer class two (WO2); the former is superior in rank to the latter.

Viceroy's commissioned officer

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Indian equivalents were viceroy's commissioned officers.
VCOs were senior in rank to warrant officers in the British Army, and held a commission issued by the viceroy.

Sergeant

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These ranks are senior to the rank of sergeant and junior to the rank of major.
In most non-naval military or paramilitary organizations, the various grades of sergeant are non-commissioned officers (NCOs) ranking above privates and corporals, and below warrant officers and commissioned officers.

Regimental sergeant major

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They ordinarily serve as battalion or brigade regimental sergeant majors.
Regimental sergeant major (RSM) is an appointment that may be held by warrant officers class 1 (WO1) in the British Army, the British Royal Marines and in the armies of many Commonwealth and former Commonwealth nations, including Australia, Kenya and New Zealand.

Warrant officer (United States)

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Warrant officers in the United States are classified as officers and are in the "W" category (NATO "WO"); they are technical leaders and specialists.

Major (France)

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In the French Army, Air Force and Gendarmerie, the ranks of adjudant (premier maître in the navy), adjudant-chef (maître-principal in the navy), and major may be considered equivalent to Commonwealth warrant officer ranks. These ranks are senior to the rank of sergeant and junior to the rank of major.
The title is also often associated with another rank, which can be that of the general (général) or a senior warrant officer (Adjudant).

Israel Defense Forces

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The רב-נגד משנה rav nagad mishne ("warrant officer") and the רב-נגד rav nagad ("chief warrant officer") are both non-commissioned officers ranks in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
From the formation of the IDF until the late 1980s, sergeant major was a particularly important warrant officer rank, in line with usage in other armies.

Royal Australian Navy

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The Royal Australian Navy rank of warrant officer (WO) is the navy's only rank appointed by warrant and is equivalent to the army's WO1 (the equivalent of the army's WO2 rank is now chief petty officer, although previously there was no equivalent).

Sergeant major

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The creation of the appointment of command sergeant major was announced in 2009.
In Commonwealth countries, the various degrees of sergeant major are appointments held by warrant officers.