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RSM Sean Ransome 5RAR
WO1. S. RANSOME
JAN 2017 ~ CURRENT

Warrant Officer Class One Ransome enlisted into the Australian Army on 07 March 1990 and was allocated the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. On completion of his initial employment training, Warrant Officer Ransome was posted to the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment. In 1994, he was promoted to LCPL
 
In 1996 Warrant Officer Ransome was promoted to Corporal and posted to the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment. In 1999 Warrant Officer Ransome deployed with the Battalion to East Timor as a Rifle Coy Section Commander

In 2000, Warrant Officer Ransome was posted to the Army Recruit Training Centre, as a recruit Instructor. Becoming a hard working self-motivated instructor, in October 2001 Warrant Officer Ransome was posted back the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment and he re-deployed to East Timor as a Rifle Coy Section Commander. Warrant Officer Ransome was promoted to Sergeant in August 2002. In 2003 Warrant Officer Ransome re-raised Direct Fire Support Weapons Platoon, which was dual-rolled as the Battalion Pipes and Drums, giving him the position of the Battalion Drum Sergeant Major, in this role he had the privilege to lead the Battalion at the 50th Anniversary for the Battle of the Hook.
 
In 2005, Warrant Officer Ransome was posted to Land Warfare Centre North Queensland as an instructor on the Subject One for Corporal Course. While posted there Warrant Officer Ransome was instrumental in reconstructing the Subject One Operations package, he completed promotion courses for Warrant Officer and was subsequently promoted to Warrant Officer Class Two in January 2007, where he was posted as a Training Warrant Officer off Bravo Company 1/19th Battalion, The Royal New South Wales Regiment.
 
In October 2010, Warrant Officer Ransome was posted to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment; Warrant Officer Ransome served as the Battalion Operations Warrant officer and as the Company Sergeant Major of Bravo Company. During this time, Warrant Officer Ransome deployed on Operation SLIPPER as the Team Sergeant Major for Team 2 Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team Charlie. In January 2013, Warrant Officer Ransome was posted to CTC as the Wing Sergeant Major of the Jungle Training Wing Tully.
 
In January 2014 Warrant Officer Ransome was appointed as the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 12th/40th Battalion, The Royal Tasmania Regiment. During this time Warrant Officer deployed on OP ASLAN South Sudan as the first Regimental Sergeant Major for the Australian Contingent. In January 2017 Warrant Officer was posted to his current position and the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, fulfilling a life time goal. 
 
Warrant Officer Ransome’s awards include: the Australian Active Service Medal (East Timor and ICAT clasps), the INTERFET Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Defence Long Service Medal with 2nd clasp, Australian Defence Medal, the United Nations Medal East Timor, the NATO Medal, the United Nations Medal, South Sudan, and Australian Service Medal.
 
Warrant Officer Ransome is married to Judy and has two children, Maddison 22 and Caleb 20. His interests include rugby league, camping, fishing and spending time with his family.

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