|Regimental Sergeant Major of the Australian Army (RSM-A)|
|Style||Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army (Warrant Officer)|
|Inaugural holder||Wally Thompson|
Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army (RSM-A) is the most senior Warrant Officer in the Australian Army. It is a singular appointment – it is only held by one person at any time. RSM-A holds the unique rank of Warrant Officer (WO) which is senior to Warrant Officer Class One. The special insignia for the RSM-A is the Australian coat of arms with a wreath around it. The eleventh and current Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army is Grant MacFarlane.
Based on the United States Army practice of appointing a Sergeant Major of the Army, the RSM-A is responsible to the Chief of Army (CA).
The appointment is the equivalent of the Warrant Officer of the Navy (WO-N) in the Royal Australian Navy, and the Warrant Officer of the Air Force (WOFF-AF) in the Royal Australian Air Force.
The post was created by the then Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Sir Phillip Bennett.
|#||Name||Term began||Term ended||Notes|
|1||Wally Thompson||January 1983||January 1987|||
|2||Kevin (Lofty) Wendt||January 1987||December 1990|||
|3||Peter Prewett||January 1991||December 1993|||
|4||Arthur Francis||December 1993||December 1996|||
|5||Peter Rosemond||December 1996||March 2001|
|6||Brian Boughton||March 2001||19 December 2003|||
|7||Kevin Woods||19 December 2003||29 February 2008|||
|8||Stephen Ward||29 February 2008||4 October 2011|
|9||Dave Ashley||4 October 2011||9 July 2015|
|10||Donald Spinks||9 July 2015||2 July 2018|||
|11||Grant McFarlane||2 July 2018||Incumbent|
|Australia-United States Rank Code||E-1||E-2||E-3||E-4||E-5||E-6||E-7||E-8||E-9||Special|
|Royal Australian Navy||RCT||SMN||AB||-||LS||PO||-||CPO||WO||WO-N|
|Royal Australian Air Force||RCT||AC/ACW||LAC/LACW||-||CPL||SGT||-||FSGT||WOFF||WOFF-AF|