The SAS has its own rank structure - everybody reverts to Trooper (Private) on joining and most never get promoted at all - any NCO rank in the SAS reflects a command position.
On leaving the SAS, a soldier reverts to his previous rank plus accrued seniority. Roberts-Smith was a Corporal with 3RAR before he went into the SAS - before he musters out, he can expect to, briefly, be 'posted' back to them, certainly as a Sergeant, maybe as a Warrant Officer Class Two (Company Sergeant Major equivalent).
posted on 02/10/2013 1:18:39 PM PST
("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
well that explains a lot and i thank you for it
posted on 02/10/2013 1:29:46 PM PST
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