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Command Sergeant Major – Forces Command

Warrant Officer Class One David Galloway
7 February 2017

Warrant Officer Class One David Galloway enlisted in the Australian Army in 1982 and, after initial training, commenced his regimental service with the Royal Australian Infantry Corps, serving in the 8th/9th, 2nd/4th and 2nd Battalions of The Royal Australian Regiment. This included two operational deployments: to Rwanda in 199495 as a Sergeant, and to Timor-Leste (East Timor) as a Company Sergeant Major in 199900. He has also served as the Training Warrant Officer for East Kimberly Troop in the North-West Mobile Force at Kununurra, Western Australia.

Warrant Officer Galloway's instructional experience includes service as a section commander in the 1st Recruit Training Battalion in 198889, a sergeant instructor at the Land Warfare Centre in 199596, instructing on Subject One for Corporal and Sergeant. He was the Australian Army Exchange Warrant Officer at the Officer Cadet School of New Zealand in 200203. He was the Senior Instructor at the Warrant Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Academy in Brisbane 200809, responsible for the conduct of junior leaders courses. During this posting he also deployed on a five-month exchange as part of the Australian Instructional Support Team to the United States Marine Corps in Twenty-Nine Palms, California.

Warrant Officer Galloway has also completed the Foundation Studies and Single Service component of the Australian Command and Staff College, before serving in Afghanistan as the first Regimental Sergeant Major of Combined TeamUruzgan at Multi-National BaseTarin Kot, southern Afghanistan, in 201011.

His Regimental Sergeant Major appointments have been: 5th/6th Battalion, The Royal Victoria Regiment, in Melbourne in 200405; 51st Battalion, The Far North Queensland Regiment, in Cairns for 200607; Army Recruit Training Centre in Wagga Wagga in 201112; and the Combat Training Centre in Townsville in 201314.

In January 2015, Warrant Officer Galloway was appointed Command Sergeant Major of Forces Command in Sydney.

He is married to Sue and they have three adult children in their early-20s, who are all studying and working in Brisbane. He enjoys most sports and all social activities.

Last updated
5 April 2019
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