Warrant Officer of the Air Force (WOFF-AF)
Warrant Officer- Air Force Fiona Grasby
Warrant Officer - Air Force Fiona (Fee) Grasby enlisted in the Air Force in 1987 and completed her initial employment training as a Supplier. Her early posting was to RAAF Base Williamtown where she completed tenures at Base Squadron Williamtown and No.2 Operational Conversion Unit. She remustered to Security Police in 1992 and specialised in Counterintelligence and Special Investigations.
In July 1999 Fee was promoted to Sergeant and posted to No. 86 Wing RAAF Base Richmond as the Senior Non-commissioned Officer In Charge (SNCOIC) of Counterintelligence. During this time she was deployed to a number of domestic and overseas locations including; Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor. Following the birth of her son in 2001 Fee transferred to the Reserves however returned to the full-time service in 2003 and was posted to No. 386 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron RAAF Base Richmond as the SNCOIC Special Investigations and directly deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Catalyst.
In January 2006 Fee was posted to RAAF Security and Fire School (RAAFSFS) RAAF Base Amberley as a Ground Training Instructor. In 2007 she was promoted to Flight Sergeant and posted to the Base Security Officer position RAAF Base Williams. During this time she was presented with a Chief of Air Force Commendation for Leadership and her commitment to emergency management. In January 2009 Fee returned to RAAFSFS where she was appointed as the Course Director for the Physical and Protective Security Training Flight.
In 2012 Fee was selected as the Second IC of the Force Protection and Security Section Multi National Base Tarin Kowt and was subsequently deployed to Afghanistan for the period Jul 2012 – Feb 2013. A highlight was the completion of the Regional Command South Female Engagement Team training at Kandahar Airfield and ensuing commitment in supporting the security processing for local Afghan women and children. On return from deployment Fee was posted to No. 382 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron and successively to No.2 Security Forces Squadron RAAF Base Amberley as the Deputy Security Officer.
In April 2014 Fee was promoted to Warrant Officer and posted to the Security Manager position at No. 82 Wing. During her posting she was deployed in support of the Australian Super Hornet capability to areas including; Singapore, USA, and Operation Okra in the Middle East where she was appointed as the Facility Security Manager for for the Air Task Group Strike Element.
In 2016 she remustered to Executive Warrant Officer and was appointed as the No. 95 Wing Warrant Officer.
Fee was appointed as the Air Command Warrant Officer on the 16 January 2018. Her centre of interest lies in the professional education, development and support of the work force focusing on the Strategic Vectors – themes for Air Force’s delivery of Air Power.
On the 6 November 2019 Fee was promoted and appointed as the 9th Warrant Office of the Air Force.
Fee is married and has two adult children. She enjoys travelling, reading, and all things related to wellness of mind, body and spirit.