Ross’ achievements recognised

Published on LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author)

Topic(s): HMAS Huon (M82), Operation RENDER SAFE, Exercise TALISMAN SABRE

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Ross Currie is presented a commendation certificate. (photo: Unknown)
Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Ross Currie is presented a commendation certificate.

The past 18 months have been a busy period for the crew of HMAS Huon with the coastal minehunter involved in a number of significant evolutions, a including work-up, maritime exercises and Operation RENDER SAFE.
 
It is teamwork that gets a ship’s company through, and one member of Huon’s crew was recently recognised for his outstanding contribution in this area.
 
On awarding Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics – Supply Chain Ross Currie a Commander Mine Warfare, Hydrography and Patrol Boat Force Commendation, Captain Warren Bairstow said the sailor should be proud of his achievements.
 
Huon
’s Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason Mullen echoed those sentiments and said it was a privilege to have Leading Seaman Currie as part of his ship’s company.
 
“Leading Seaman Currie is an exceptional sailor who is loyal, honest and exemplifies what it is to be not only a professional in his area of expertise but also a team player and leader,” he said.
 
“It is important that we acknowledge the hard work of key individuals and this commendation for outstanding performance is well deserved.
 
“We have a busy program scheduled for the remainder of 2017 and we must take the time to reward those such as Leading Seaman Currie,” Lieutenant Commander Mullen said.
 
There was no rest for Huon’s ship’s company as the ship sailed at the end of June to join Exercise TALISMAN SABRE being conducted off the north coast of Australia.