Artificer sergeant major (ASM) is a senior non-commissioned officer appointment in the technical branches of the British and Australian Armies.
Artificer sergeant major is an appointment held by a warrant officer class 1 in the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), the corps of the British Army whose function is the repair and recovery of all mechanical and electrical equipment. The ASM is normally the senior tradesman in a unit light aid detachment and is the technical advisor to the unit. An ASM must have passed the artificer training course and served as an artificer weapons/vehicles or similar discipline as a staff sergeant and warrant officer class 2 (holding the appointment of artificer quartermaster sergeant) prior to promotion to WO1.
The title "artificer" is also used in the Australian Army in the Royal Corps of the Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME), and applies to the senior soldier (tradesman) in the brigade administration support battalion, or combat service support battalion, or workshop troop, or technical support unit.
Artificer sergeant major is an appointment held by a warrant officer class 1 or 2 in RAEME (depending on the size of the unit) whose function is the senior soldier/tradesmen for the repair and recovery of all mechanical and electrical equipment.
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