Regimental Sergeant Major – 1st Division and the Deployable Joint Force Headquarters
Warrant Officer Class One Andrew Shore, OAM, CSM
Warrant Officer Class One Andrew Shore was born in Sydney, New South Wales. Upon completing his High School Certificate, he enlisted in the Australian Army in August 1990.
Following the completion of Recruit and Initial Employment Training as a Rifleman, Warrant Officer Shore was posted to the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment where he served the majority of his regimental service over multiple postings. His early regimental service also saw him posted to the North West Mobile Force. Warrant Officer Shore’s instructional experience has consisted of a number of postings as a Static Line and Military Freefall Parachute Instructor at the Parachute Training School.
Since promotion to Warrant Officer Class One, his appointments have included Regimental Sergeant Major Parachute Training School in January 2012 and Regimental Sergeant Major 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment commencing in 2014. January 2016 saw Warrant Officer Shore posted to the Directorate Soldier Career Management – Army as the Career Advisor for Infantry Corporals. This was followed by appointments as Regimental Sergeant Major Royal Military College – Duntroon in January 2018, 1st Brigade in 2020 and the Australian Amphibious Force in 2022.
During his career, Warrant Officer Shore has participated in numerous combined training and education activities both at home and abroad, and has undertaken operational deployments to East Timor and Afghanistan.
Warrant Officer Shore was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his efforts as Officer Commanding Training Wing, Parachute Training School and in January 2020 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours List for his contribution to regimental, training and personnel capabilities.
Warrant Officer Shore commenced his appointment as Regimental Sergeant Major of the 1st Division in January 2023.