Section: People

'Cradle of the Navy' in new hands

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Commander Luke Ryan hands the sword of the first Recruit School Commanding Officer to his successor, Commander Andrew Hough. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Commander Luke Ryan hands the sword of the first Recruit School Commanding Officer to his successor, Commander Andrew Hough.

Commander Andrew Hough has assumed command of the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus — often dubbed ‘the cradle of the Navy’ — succeeding Commander Luke Ryan.

Serving with distinction at sea and ashore

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Susan Harris, was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day Honours List. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Executive Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Susan Harris, was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day Honours List.

The first ever female Executive Officer of a Royal Australian Navy submarine has been awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day 2018 Honours List.

Keeping families in touch - submarine style

Published on by Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Analyst-Submarines Tony Mahony is greeted by his wife Felicity and daughter Audrey as HMAS Waller returns to her home at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Analyst-Submarines Tony Mahony is greeted by his wife Felicity and daughter Audrey as HMAS Waller returns to her home at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia.

In this digital age, methods for keeping in touch with loved ones can be taken for granted – but for submariners, for whom communication is kept to a minimum, the most brief of contact is vital. 

‘Be prepared, be confident and stand up’ – Senior Sailor shares his experiences on Navy and leadership

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Logistics Support Manager, Warrant Officer Robert Thwaites from the Joint Logistics Unit-West at Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Logistics Support Manager, Warrant Officer Robert Thwaites from the Joint Logistics Unit-West at Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia.

A job as a London Hotel Manager followed by a career in a less luxurious facility as a Correctional Officer doesn’t come close to time served abroad in the Royal Australian Navy.

Marine Engineering Officer proud to deploy

Published on by LSIS Tom Gibson (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Frank Peng, Deputy Marine Engineering Officer HMAS Warramunga, inside the ships Machine Control Room during the ship's deployment on the 66th rotation of Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Frank Peng, Deputy Marine Engineering Officer HMAS Warramunga, inside the ships Machine Control Room during the ship's deployment on the 66th rotation of Operation MANITOU.

Lieutenant Frank Peng is the Deputy Marine Engineering Officer on board HMAS Warramunga on his first nine month operational deployment to the Middle East.

 

All in the family on Middle East operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Tom Gibson (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Alex Morthorpe, Maritime Warfare Officer HMAS Warramunga, on the bridge wing of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment on Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Lieutenant Alex Morthorpe, Maritime Warfare Officer HMAS Warramunga, on the bridge wing of HMAS Warramunga during the ship's deployment on Operation MANITOU.

Growing up with both parents serving in the Royal Australian Navy meant Lieutenant Alex Morthorpe moved around Australia constantly while growing up.

Blue planet globetrotting for Marine Engineer

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez, at BAE Henderson Dockyard with HMAS Arunta and HMAS Perth in the background.

The Anzac Frigate Helicopter Support Team’s Deputy Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Maria Marino-Gomez is in a prime spot to realise her shipbuilding career aspirations and witness Defence’s future capability evolve at her doorstep.

Ending on a high note

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), LS Nadav Harel (photographer)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: LS Nadav Harel)

Commander Paul Cottier played the Last Post for the final time at the 75th commemorative service of the sinking of HMAS Armidale I at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

A Navy musician has bookended his career with bugle calls, three and a half decades apart, from Seaman to Commander.

Dux on track to defend

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), PO Vickie Austin (photographer)

Warrant Officer Adrian Holmes  presents Recruit Electronic Warfare Matthew Joekong  with the 'Academic of the Intake' award during his graduation ceremony from General Entry 352 Emms Division held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: PO Vickie Austin)

Warrant Officer Adrian Holmes presents Recruit Electronic Warfare Matthew Joekong with the 'Academic of the Intake' award during his graduation ceremony from General Entry 352 Emms Division held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Identifying and defending against anti-ship missiles is a job you don’t see outside the Navy – which is exactly what attracted one trailblazer to the Navy’s warfighting community.

Royal Australian Navy officer awarded United States Navy medal

Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

LCDR Geoffrey Cockett was presented with his award and Medal by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, CMDR Ian Campbell. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

LCDR Geoffrey Cockett was presented with his award and Medal by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, CMDR Ian Campbell.

Royal Australian Navy Operations Officer Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Cockett has been awarded the United States Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.