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Leadership potential on course for Midshipman

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Kris Sims after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Kris Sims after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell.

For Midshipman Kris Sims, a career in the military was an easy decision, after hearing tales of his grandfather’s service in the Indonesian military.

It’s all in the data for Honours List Able Seaman

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Peters at HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Peters at HMAS Watson, Sydney.

A former Army radio operator who transferred to the Navy in 2011 to gain sea time, experience, knowledge and skills before he decided his future, received a Conspicuous Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Engineering careers for women at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

(L-R) Lieutenant Josh Fearnley, Miss Hannah Radford, Miss Elle Taylor, Miss Steph Coleman, Miss Julia Brown and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Justin Lamb inside the Central Control Station aboard HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

(L-R) Lieutenant Josh Fearnley, Miss Hannah Radford, Miss Elle Taylor, Miss Steph Coleman, Miss Julia Brown and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Justin Lamb inside the Central Control Station aboard HMAS Melbourne.

The inaugural Women in Navy program has recently seen its first group of young females experience life at sea off the coast of New South Wales.

Downsizing enhances experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author and photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Michael Batchelor. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

Sub Lieutenant Michael Batchelor.

Moving between ships isn’t unusual for Maritime Warfare Officers like Sub Lieutenant Michael Batchelor, but going from one of Navy’s biggest to one of the smallest is more than just a size adjustment.

Commendation no accident for distinguished petty officer

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), Sourced from The Australian (photographer)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Paul, of Australian Clearance Diving Team One at HMAS Waterhen, in Sydney, received the Commendation for Distinguished Service. (photo: Sourced from The Australian)

Petty Officer Clearance Diver Kevin Paul, of Australian Clearance Diving Team One at HMAS Waterhen, in Sydney, received the Commendation for Distinguished Service.

A senior sailor, who “accidentally” joined the Navy, was awarded a Commendation for Distinguished Service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

At-sea experience for aspiring mariners

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Defence Force Recruiting and Defence Work Experience Program participants aboard HMAS Melbourne prior to sailing from Fleet Base East to HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Defence Force Recruiting and Defence Work Experience Program participants aboard HMAS Melbourne prior to sailing from Fleet Base East to HMAS Creswell.

HMAS Melbourne has hosted 14 young women on board for the ship’s recent transit from Sydney to Jervis Bay as part of the four-day ‘Women in Navy’ work experience program.

Call of the sea for future logistician

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Midshipman Grace Robson with her mum Terrie and her dad Chris following her  graduation as part of New Entry Officer Course 56. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Midshipman Grace Robson with her mum Terrie and her dad Chris following her graduation as part of New Entry Officer Course 56.

A love of the water inspired a Canberra local to buck a family trend of Air Force service and join the Navy instead.

Darwin leaders honoured

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABCSO Belinda Porter (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, pictured on the forecastle during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, pictured on the forecastle during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review.

The 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List named three leaders from the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin recognised for their service in the ship’s recent deployment to the Middle East.

Indigenous graduates on board

Published on by LEUT John Cole (author)

The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed its first graduating class from the Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program. (photo: Unknown)

The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed its first graduating class from the Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program.

Navy has welcomed its first graduating class from the Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program which prepares Indigenous men and women for Defence careers.

Modern war fighters in focus

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

General Entry 351 Taylor Division march to the parade ground during their Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

General Entry 351 Taylor Division march to the parade ground during their Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The questions of ‘What exactly is a warfighting culture? What does a professional war fighter look like and how can this be measured?’ have been discussed at recent workshop in Canberra.