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Leading Seamen champion change from the deckplate

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, leads a discussion with Royal Australian Navy Leading Seamen at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, leads a discussion with Royal Australian Navy Leading Seamen at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

The Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond has held the first in a series of Leading Seaman Forums, in a move designed to engage sailors in ways to improve Navy’s workforce. 

Employers of Defence Reservists sample Navy experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Brett Lane (author), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

Captain Harry Lok, Royal Australian Navy Reserves and Mr James Digges, NSW Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide with the participants of the Navy Exercise Boss Lift 2018. HMAS Adelaide hosted personnel from Ex-Boss Lift onboard overnight for a taste of life at sea in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).  (photo: CPOEW Martin Anderson)

Captain Harry Lok, Royal Australian Navy Reserves and Mr James Digges, NSW Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide with the participants of the Navy Exercise Boss Lift 2018. HMAS Adelaide hosted personnel from Ex-Boss Lift onboard overnight for a taste of life at sea in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

A group of civilian employers of Australian Defence Force Reserves recently enjoyed a first-hand experience of work and life in the Royal Australian Navy.

Olympic shooter appointed to Navy Reserve

Published on by Ms Lisa Smallacombe (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Paul Adams (centre) is congratulated on being appointed to the Royal Australian Navy by his grandmother, Joan Matnieson, and mother, Susan Adams, in Brisbane. (photo: Department of Defence)

Paul Adams (centre) is congratulated on being appointed to the Royal Australian Navy by his grandmother, Joan Matnieson, and mother, Susan Adams, in Brisbane.

Queensland Olympian Paul Adams, 26, has been appointed into the Navy Reserve, where he will apply his professional skills as a Nursing Officer.

Commander achieves milestone with a little help from a friend

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Ragless (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies. (photo: Department of Defence)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies.

Despite a number of personal and professional challenges, Commander Ian Davies persevered and recently achieved the prestigious milestone of 40 years Navy service.

Navy Cadet seizes opportunity

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Navy Cadet Petty Officer James Knott in fire fighting rig at the School of Ship Safety and Survivability, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Navy Cadet Petty Officer James Knott in fire fighting rig at the School of Ship Safety and Survivability, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Petty Officer Cadet James Knott was ‘out bush’ on an Australian Naval Cadets camp near his home base of Mandurah in Western Australia when a vacant spot had come up at the ANC National Training Camp at HMAS Cerberus. Was he interested?

Nominations sought for Navy Leadership Development Workshops

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author)

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Nominations are being sought for Navy Leadership Development Workshop 3 Making Headway and the Navy Strategic Leadership program.

Navy engineers and technical sailors to become masters of their own careers

Published on by Ms Kerrie Moore (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Information sessions being conducted around Australia are informing military members of their obligations and how the Naval Engineering Career Continuum will benefit them in their future careers. (photo: Department of Defence)

Information sessions being conducted around Australia are informing military members of their obligations and how the Naval Engineering Career Continuum will benefit them in their future careers.

More exciting change is coming for the Royal Australian Navy’s uniform engineering personnel. The Naval Engineering Career Continuum is set to completely redefine how our military members view, and ultimately, direct their own careers.

Federation Star for Coonawarra Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

(L-R) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents Warrant Officer John Kormany his Federation Star, honouring 40 years of service in company with his wife Liane Kormany during a recent visit to Darwin. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

(L-R) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents Warrant Officer John Kormany his Federation Star, honouring 40 years of service in company with his wife Liane Kormany during a recent visit to Darwin.

A Warrant Officer in the Top End has been honoured by Commander Australian Fleet for his long service to Navy.

Fellow Brits meet up again

Published on by Mrs Rachael Reynolds (author), Mr David Coleman (photographer)

LCDR Hugh Maddison (left) and LCDR Adam Cooper, former Royal Navy shipmates, now both both working in Canberra. (photo: David Coleman)

LCDR Hugh Maddison (left) and LCDR Adam Cooper, former Royal Navy shipmates, now both both working in Canberra.

When Lieutenant Commander Hugh Maddison joined the Royal Navy in 2001 as a mechanical engineer he never thought that almost two decades later he would be working in a country 17,000 kilometres away. He also never expected to bump into a fellow Brit, someone he first met 20 years ago, in the corridor of Campbell Park offices.

HMAS Toowoomba brings local home

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Lauren Birch, with daughter Rebecca, after HMAS Toowoomba arrives back to Fleet Base West, WA, after deployment. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Lauren Birch, with daughter Rebecca, after HMAS Toowoomba arrives back to Fleet Base West, WA, after deployment.

A Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer has just returned from a seven-month deployment onboard the Anzac class frigate named after her city of birth.