September 18, 2021

WO1 B. Fawcett

Biography

Warrant Officer Class ONE Barry Fawcett

Royal Australian Infantry Corps

Warrant Officer Class One Barry Fawcett enlisted in the Australian Army on 7th January 1992 and was allocated to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. At the completion of Initial Employment Training at the School of Infantry he was posted to 8th/9th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, then 2nd/4th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment at the start of 1993.

Whilst in 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Warrant Officer Fawcett fulfilled the role of Rifleman to Platoon Sergeant in the Rifle Company and Support Company. Warrant Officer Fawcett was posted to 4th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment in August 1996 as a Lance Corporal, returning to 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment as Section Commander at the end of 1997. In May 2000 he was posted to Army Recruit Training Centre as a Recruit Instructor receiving a Chief Instructors Commendation.

Warrant Officer Fawcett was than posted to 5th/6th Battalion, the Royal Victoria Regiment in 2002 on promotion to Sergeant. During this posting, Warrant Officer Fawcett deployed on EXERCISE Long Look 2002 with the Scots Guards. In 2004 he was posted back to 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment as Platoon Sergeant before being posted to Royal Military College – Duntroon in 2006 as a Small Group Instructor.

At the completion of this posting he was promoted to Warrant Officer Class Two in 2007 and posted to 8th/7th Battalion, the Royal Victoria Regiment as the Training Warrant Officer for Bravo Company. In March 2008 Warrant Officer Fawcett was seconded to 7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment for their deployment to Afghanistan and then subsequently posted there in 2009. On return to Australia he fulfilled the roll as Company Sergeant Major, Bravo Company and the Operations Warrant Officer.

In January 2012 he was posted to Headquarters Combined Arms Training Centre as a Training Developer for the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. In January 2014 he was posted to the Australian Defence Force Academy as the Warrant Officer Drill and Ceremonial. Warrant Officer Fawcett was appointed as the Regimental Sergeant Major of 8th/7th Battalion, the Royal Victoria Regiment in 2016.

Warrant Officer Fawcett has been deployed to East Timor as part of OP WARDEN (INTERFET), with his second deployment being to Afghanistan as part of Mentoring Reconstruction Task Force – One, OP SLIPPER as Team Sergeant Major for Opertional Mentor Liaison Team – Team Three.

Warrant Officer Fawcett’s Honours and Awards include the Australian Active Service Medal with Clasp East Timor and Clasp ICAT, International Forces East Timor Medal, Afghanistan Medal, Defence Long Service Medal with First Clasp, Australian Defence Medal, NATO Non Article 5 Medal and Infantry Combat Badge as well as an Australian Day Medallion.

Warrant Officer Fawcett is married to Sarah and they have two daughters, Imogen (b2001) and Isla (b2011). Warrant Officer Fawcett enjoys cycling, both mountain bike and road, racing socially. He is also an avid Australian Rules supporter following the Carlton Football Club.