Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Diversity recognised

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), ABIS Kathy Tuddenham (photographer), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: Mrs Lauren Larking)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Chief of Navy's Strategic Adviser on Indigenous Cultural Affairs, Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale, said being awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours List was a great honour and not one he would take lightly.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Deputy Chief leads the way

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Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael van Balen salutes after laying a wreath at the HMAS Canberra memorial service at Kings Park, Canberra. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael van Balen salutes after laying a wreath at the HMAS Canberra memorial service at Kings Park, Canberra.

Distinguished service in a variety of challenging command and leadership positions has earned Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Military Division of the 2015 Australia Day Honours List.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Navy's most Senior Sailor

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File image: Warrant Officer of the Navy, Martin Holzberger attends a Commemorative reading of 'A personal story from the Roll of Honour' at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

 (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

File image: Warrant Officer of the Navy, Martin Holzberger attends a Commemorative reading of 'A personal story from the Roll of Honour' at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

“Actually a little bit humbled, and quite surprised,” was how Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger described being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours List.

Returning the favour

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Able Seaman Marine Technician Katrina Harris (right) presents an ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award to year ten student, Danielle Brennan, at Tomaree High School. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Katrina Harris (right) presents an ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award to year ten student, Danielle Brennan, at Tomaree High School.

Growing up on the water in Nelson Bay, a beach side town 40 minutes north of Newcastle, Katrina Harris was unsure of her future career path.

Submariners receive deserved recognition

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With his family and senior officers from the Submarine Force, including Captain Matthew Buckley Commander Submarine Force in attendance, Lieutenant Michael Power is presented the Sword of Excellence for the Dux of Submarine Warfare Officers Course by Mr Eric Gaschk, Deputy Site Executive for Raytheon WA on behalf of Training Authority - Submarines. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

With his family and senior officers from the Submarine Force, including Captain Matthew Buckley Commander Submarine Force in attendance, Lieutenant Michael Power is presented the Sword of Excellence for the Dux of Submarine Warfare Officers Course by Mr Eric Gaschk, Deputy Site Executive for Raytheon WA on behalf of Training Authority - Submarines.

Members of the submarine community recently gathered in an informal environment to recognise the achievements of some of their personnel.

HMAS Darwin receives 2014 Navy Safety Award for safe narcotics disposal system

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN (centre), presents a Navy Safety Award to HMAS Darwin, received by Executive Officer HMAS Darwin Lieutenant Commander James Lawless (left) and Chief Petty Officer Anthony Walsh at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN (centre), presents a Navy Safety Award to HMAS Darwin, received by Executive Officer HMAS Darwin Lieutenant Commander James Lawless (left) and Chief Petty Officer Anthony Walsh at the Navy Heritage Centre, Garden Island, Sydney.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett recently presented the 2014 Navy Safety Awards to 11 individuals and ships at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre in Sydney. One of the top awards went to HMAS Darwin which found a way to safely dispose of the large quantities of seized illegal narcotics.

An outstanding Instructor

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Deputy Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin (left) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield for Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor to Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg at the School of Ships Survivability and Safety of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Deputy Training Authority Maritime Warfare, Captain William Martin (left) presents the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield for Most Outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor to Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg at the School of Ships Survivability and Safety of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Petty Officer Marine Technician Michael Fagg of the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship Safety Training Facility (South) at HMAS Cerberus, has been awarded the Bradley Meek Perpetual Shield, recognising him as the most outstanding Combat Survivability Instructor at the school for 2013.

Family accepts Unit Citation for Gallantry from Chief of Navy

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Mrs Yvonne Coughlan, her daughter Suzanne Ward, grandson Samuel Ward, and his son Evan Ward, with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain Will Martin. Vice Admiral Barrett holds a photograph of the late Able Seaman Leslie Smedley, whom he awarded a Unit Citation for Gallantry for his actions as part of the crew of HMAS Yarra II.  (photo: Unknown)

Mrs Yvonne Coughlan, her daughter Suzanne Ward, grandson Samuel Ward, and his son Evan Ward, with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Commanding Officer HMAS Watson, Captain Will Martin. Vice Admiral Barrett holds a photograph of the late Able Seaman Leslie Smedley, whom he awarded a Unit Citation for Gallantry for his actions as part of the crew of HMAS Yarra II.

On a magnificent August day in Sydney recently, a special award was presented to the family of Able Seaman Leslie William Smedley - a Stoker who was killed in action in HMAS Yarra (II), south of Java, on 4 March, 1942.

2014 Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards - call for presenters

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The ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards program is looking for volunteers from Navy to present awards to school students.

Albatross sailor wins Navy's top photography award

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Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Jesse Ryhnard is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize by the Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman. ABIS Ryhnard was awarded the prize after his photograph was chosen as the winner of the 2013 competition. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Able Seaman Imagery Specialist Jesse Ryhnard is presented the Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize by the Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman. ABIS Ryhnard was awarded the prize after his photograph was chosen as the winner of the 2013 competition.

There was no shortage of photographic support when Able Seaman Jesse Rhynard was presented with the Navy's top photography award, the 2013 Rosemary Rodwell Memorial Prize, by HMAS Albatross's Commanding Officer Captain Simon Bateman.