First woman in charge of disciplining new recruits at Sandhurst is an Iraq war ...

First woman in charge of disciplining new recruits at Sandhurst is an Iraq war veteran - and mother of a two-year-old girl Kelly Caswell-Treen is the new Company Sergeant Major at Sandhurst  The warrant officer has two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan under her belt She is determined to stress that getting the job has nothing to do with gender

By Larisa Brown Defence And Security Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:01 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 07:29 GMT, 2 February 2019

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She doesn’t fall in to the stereotype of a ruddy-faced sergeant major bawling orders at recruits on the parade ground.

But then the first woman to oversee the training of the Army’s future leaders at Sandhurst is determined to do things a little differently.

Warrant officer Kelly Caswell-Treen, the new Company Sergeant Major at the Royal Military Academy, already has plenty of experience in controlling youngsters – as the mother of a two-year-old girl.

New boss: Sergeant Major Caswell- Treen, the new Company Sergeant Major at the Royal Military Academy

New boss: Sergeant Major Caswell- Treen, the new Company Sergeant Major at the Royal Military Academy

‘The very angry sergeant major seen on TV programmes is not a true reflection of where we are today,’ she explained.

‘We’ve adapted with society and have had to tailor our approaches. You have to jump into all different types of leadership styles.

‘It’s only by knowing my soldiers and officers that I know who is going to respond to what method.’

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