Warrant Officer Gary Wight

Warrant Officer of the Navy (2016 - 2019)

WO-N Gary Wight

Warrant Officer of the Navy Warrant Officer Gary Wight was born in Liverpool, New South Wales in September 1968 and joined the Royal Australian Navy in January 1987. After completing category and Submarine Training, he served in various shore establishments and Oberon Class Submarines. In 1995, on promotion to Petty Officer, he returned to HMAS Onslow as the Radio Supervisor before posting in 1996 to the Communications and Information Systems School in HMAS Cerberus where he served as a communications instructor. Wight was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in 1999 and served in HMA Submarine Sheean as the Chief Communications Manager. On completion of his posting in Sheean, Chief Petty Officer Wight served in the Submarine Operations Communications Centre, Maritime Headquarters, before serving again in Sheean as the Chief of the Boat in 2003 and then again in 2005.

In 2006 Wight was promoted to Warrant Officer and served as the Communications Capability Staff Officer, Submarine Force HMAS Stirling, before being appointed as a Tier Bravo Warrant Officer in 2010 and serving as the Ship’s Warrant Officer HMAS Darwin. In September 2012 Wight was appointed as a Tier Charlie Warrant Officer in serving as the Command Warrant Officer Career Management, until his appointment in June 2015 as the Command Warrant Officer Middle East Region. In May 2016 Warrant Officer Wight was appointed as the Royal Australian Navy’s eighth Warrant Officer of the Navy.

Warrant Officer Wight completed the United States Defence Force’s Keystone course and holds a Masters Degree in Business Management from the University of New South Wales. He has been awarded the Australia Day medallion, two Fleet Commander Commendations, and in 2019 was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his exceptional service to the Royal Australian Navy in the field of Navy People leadership and management.