Regimental Sergeant Major - Army

Warrant Officer Kim Felmingham, NSC, OAM

On 01 July 2022, Warrant Officer Kim Felmingham commenced her appointment as the 12th Regimental Sergeant Major - Army.

Warrant Officer Felmingham enlisted in the Australian Regular Army in July 1986 and became a Medical Attendant in 1990. She has had a balance of trade, instructional, regimental and operational appointments throughout her career. Her first appointment as a Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) was in 2006. Her subsequent appointments have provided her the opportunity to gain extensive experience from the tactical to strategic levels of command. She has extensive all-corps training experience due to instructing at each level of Army’s All Corps Soldier Training Continuum from the Recruit to the Regimental Sergeant Majors Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Course. Warrant Officer Felmingham has deployed on operations at every rank level from Junior Non Commissioned Officer to Warrant Officer.

Warrant Officer Felmingham has had significant professional development opportunities across combat and combat service support environments. These opportunities include attendance at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy in 2007, Faculty Advisor, Military Operations Division in 2008, RSM JTF 633 in 2013 and attendance at multiple international seminars and leadership conferences in the United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea and the United States of America. In 2018, Warrant Officer Felmingham attended KEYSTONE at the National Defence University, Washington DC which provided her development in current United States of America strategic interests, Department of Defence capability, foreign policy and military strategy.

Warrant Officer Felmingham has been awarded the Nursing Service Cross in 2000, the United States of America Meritorious Service Medal in 2010 and the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2018. On 14 June 2023, Warrant Officer Felmingham was inducted into the International Military Student Hall of Fame at the United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Centre of Excellence Sergeants Major Academy, for her proven leadership and significant contribution to Australia’s Defence Force.

A career highlight for Warrant Officer Felmingham was her appointment as the Regimental Sergeant Major, 2nd Division. This appointment provided her the opportunity to be an ambassador for reform and change due to the division’s unique, integrated, diverse and dispersed workforce.

Warrant Officer Felmingham is a Director on the Board of the Army Amenities Fund which provides amenities and related services to Army members and their families.