Bdf Appoints New Force Sergeant Major

BDF Media Release| 1 Apr 19

Photography credit: Lieutenant S Gollop

Master Chief Petty Officer Class One (MCPO1) Austin Howell has been appointed Force Sergeant Major (FSM) effective 1 April 2019. As a 30-year veteran of the BDF, MCPO1 Howell was appointed following the Commissioning of the former FSM Warrant Officer Class 1 Samuel Boyce in the rank of Captain.

As the most senior enlisted rank, the FSM acts as an advisor to the Chief of Staff, the senior command element, with specific responsibilities for junior enlisted leadership, discipline, ceremonial and parade matters among many other responsibilities.

Congratulations FSM!