Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officer


The Chief of the Air Staff's Warrant Officer (CASWO) is the senior warrant officer of the Royal Air Force.

The person holding this appointment advises the Chief of the Air Staff on matters concerning airmen and airwomen of the RAF. The post was created in 1998

Warrant Officer Clive Martland BSc (Hons) Cert Ed MBE

Warrant Officer Clive Martland Martland joined the RAF in January 1986 as a Physical Training Instructor. On completion of his Phase II training at RAF Cosford he was posted to RAF Church Fenton. Martland also completed tours of duty at RAF Cosford, RAF Akrotiri and RAF Hereford. He was selected for the specialisation of Exercise Rehabilitation in 1994, where upon completion of the training he was assigned to the Defence Medicine Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Headley Court, where he would serve the first of 3 tours there.

Promoted to Sergeant in May 1997, he enjoyed assignments to the Military Corrective Training Centre Colchester and then as the SNCO PEd Flt at RAF Shawbury. During his tour at RAF Shawbury, Martland also served in the Falkland Islands, completed a Certificate in Education and received a 2* AOC Trg Gp Commendation.

On promotion to Flight Sergeant in February 2005, Martland returned to DMRC Headley Court as a tutor at the Joint Services School of Exercise Rehabilitation. During the tour Martland received a 1* AOC DAU Commendation. Assigned to RAF Brize Norton as the Flight Sergeant IC Station Gymnasium in June 2007, Martland completed a BSc (Hons) in Sports Rehabilitation and received a AOC 2 Gp Commendation. During his assignment at RAF Brize Norton Martland was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in January 2010.

Promoted to Warrant Officer in June 2010 he returned to DMRC Headley Court as the Trade Specialist advisor for the RAF Exercise Rehabilitation cadre and during this tour he completed an Op HERRICK detachment as WO PEd. He was assigned to the position of SWO at RAF Brize Norton in October 2012, where one of his key functions was to co-ordinate and oversee the repatriations during Op PABBAY.

Appointed CASWO in October 2014 and awarded the MBE in the 2016 New Years Honours List.

Martland has 2 sons and a daughter and has been married to Caroline for 13 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, all sports particularly football and playing golf badly.


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