Section: People

Balance matters as Navy shapes future workforce

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

Reviewing Officer, Director General Navy People Commodore Michele Miller, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 351 Taylor Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Reviewing Officer, Director General Navy People Commodore Michele Miller, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 351 Taylor Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy is confronting workforce innovation head on, encouraging people to balance their work and home lives, by negotiating their own work routines.

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.

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.

Rehabilitation results through creativity

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author)

Sixteen Defence personnel have unleashed their creativity as part of a program designed to support the recovery from health and wellbeing issues. (photo: Unknown)

Sixteen Defence personnel have unleashed their creativity as part of a program designed to support the recovery from health and wellbeing issues.

Sixteen Defence personnel have unleashed their creativity as part of a program designed to support the recovery from health and wellbeing issues.

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.

Armada of education for midshipmen

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon.

Two Spanish-speaking Australian midshipmen have spent the last three months taking part in training, exercises and navigating around Australia on board the Spanish Armada’s frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón.

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.

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.