Warrant Officer Class One (WOI) (CSM) Joeli Nayaca Rabuli

Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF)

Warrant Officer Class One (WOI) Joeli Rabuli was born 1968 in Fiji on Moala Island. In August 2018, he became the Land Force Sergeant Major, which is the senior most enlisted position in the army.

WOl Rabuli enlisted in the RFMF in 1987 and initially posted to the Force Training Group (FTG) as an infantry instructor and was promoted to Corporal in 1989. He deployed to Lebanon in 1989 as a Section Commander and resumed duties as an All Arms Instructor at FTG upon return to Fiji in 1991. In 1994, he deployed to the Sinai as a Battalion Training Corporal. From 1995 to 1998, he served as the Chief Clerk of the Army Training School (AST). He deployed to the Sanai as a Training Sergeant in 1999 and was promoted to Sergeant after he returned to Fiji. He then rejoined FTG as an All Arms Instructor until he deployed to Lebanon in 2001, first as a Platoon Commander and then as the Chief Clerk to the Army Contingent Office. He returned to Fiji as the Regimental Wing Instructor at FTG in 2002. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant in 2005 and became an instructor of officer cadets. He deployed to the Sanai as a Battalion Training Officer in 2007 and rejoined FTG as a Training Team Leader in 2008.

WO1 Rabuli was promoted to Warrant Officer Class Two in 2009 and deployed to Iraq as the Battalion Training Warrant Officer in 2010. He assumed duties as a Platoon Commander at FTG upon return and transferred to the Officer’s School as an instructor. He was promoted to Warrant Officer Class One in 2012 and became the FTG Sergeant Major. From 2011 to 2014, he was also the Fiji Army Subject Master of Administration Lessons. He deployed to Iraq in 2014 as the Battalion Training/Operation Warrant Officer and later as the Battalion Adjutant. Upon return to Fiji, he resumed duties as the FTG Sergeant Major in 2016 until he became the Land Force Sergeant Major in 2018.

His military education includes the Junior Noncommission Officer (JNCO) Leadership Course, JNCO Skill at Arms Course, Patrol Commander’s Course, Section Commander’s Course, Basic All Arms Instructor's Course, Regimental Signals Course, Advance All Arms Instructor's Course, Junior Clerk’s Course, Senior NCO Course, Australian Army Familiarization Course, Subject One Warrant Officer Course (Australia), Senior Clerk’s Course, and the Sergeants Major Course Class 67, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas.

His awards and decorations include the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Medal, the Multinational Forces and Observers (MFO) Peacekeeping Medal, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) Guard Force Medal, the General Service Medal (GSM), the Republic of Fiji Medal, and the Meritorious Service Award and Good Conduct Medal (MSA).

WOI Rabuli is married Mrs. Ledua Rabuli. They have one son, Joeli Rabuli, who also serves in the Fiji military, and one grandson, Waisea J. Rabuli. In his free time, WOI Rabuli enjoys reading, meeting people, swimming, and outdoor sports.