Topic: Australian Defence Force Academy

New Officer experiences work with Fleet Command

Published on by LEUT Jacki Clements (author), Unknown (photographer)

MIDN Jarod Brennfleck, left, with RADM Jonathan Mead, centre, following an MRH-90 flight from Sydney to HQJOC. (photo: Unknown)

MIDN Jarod Brennfleck, left, with RADM Jonathan Mead, centre, following an MRH-90 flight from Sydney to HQJOC.

When Midshipman Jarod Brennfleck graduated from Navy’s New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) in June he didn’t suspect that just a few weeks later he would be flying with an Admiral as he undertakes work experience to prepare him for his career as a Navy officer.

The future is closer than it looks – CN challenges Navy’s new leaders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), LSML-C Nadav Harel (photographer), ABATV Jarryd Capper (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, talks to Midshipmen during the Midshipman's Ball held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. (photo: LSML-C Nadav Harel)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, talks to Midshipmen during the Midshipman's Ball held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

The RAN’s future leaders have played host to Navy’s new Chief, with a tribute to past traditions and some words of advice on their future.

ADF children meet bullying head on

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author), Unknown (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adam Cooper and his four daughters have taken part in the inaugural ADF Integrated Combat Club anti-bullying program at the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra. From left, Penny (13), Hope (10), LCDR Cooper, Ophelia (8) and Stella (12). (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adam Cooper and his four daughters have taken part in the inaugural ADF Integrated Combat Club anti-bullying program at the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre, Canberra. From left, Penny (13), Hope (10), LCDR Cooper, Ophelia (8) and Stella (12).

After 10 weeks of anti-bullying training, 20 children of ADF members have passed the first stages of becoming superheroes of the playground.

 

Navy’s newest leaders graduate from the Australian Defence Force Academy

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), AHC Studios (photographer)

ADFA's graduating class of 2017 throw their hats in the air to symbolise completion of three years military training and academic studies. (photo: AHC Studios)

ADFA's graduating class of 2017 throw their hats in the air to symbolise completion of three years military training and academic studies.

Over 260 Midshipmen and Officer Cadets graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra today, prepared to serve our nation with distinction.

 

Rapid start for Navy engineers

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

A group of future Navy engineers who are at various stages in their studies from Naval Officer Year One through to the final year of their engineering degrees have spent a few days in the new Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation, rapid prototyping and 3D printing their way to a thrilling career start. (photo: Unknown)

A group of future Navy engineers who are at various stages in their studies from Naval Officer Year One through to the final year of their engineering degrees have spent a few days in the new Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation, rapid prototyping and 3D printing their way to a thrilling career start.

A group of future Navy engineers have had the opportunity to spend a few days in the Navy’s Centre for Innovation, rapid prototyping and 3D printing their way to a thrilling career start.

 

Film festival gets heavy hitters

Published on by MAJ Conway Bown (author)

Darkest Hour (photo: Jack English)

Darkest Hour

More than 200 short and long films were screened at the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Defence Force Academy recently as part of the Veterans’ Film Festival.

 

Diverse leadership celebrated

This article has photo gallery Published on by WGCDR Vince Chong (author), Mr Daniel Spellman (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths (third from left) is presented with her Award for Excellence at the DEFGLIS Military Pride Ball 2017. (photo: Daniel Spellman)

Lieutenant Commander Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths (third from left) is presented with her Award for Excellence at the DEFGLIS Military Pride Ball 2017.

More than 300 Defence people, friends and family gathered in Sydney recently to celebrate advances in an inclusive Defence culture and to encourage diverse and inclusive leadership.

Indonesian studies boost ties

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (back row, third from left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (back row, centre) pose with fellow international students and staff at Pusdiklat Bahasa – the Indonesian Ministry of Defence language school in Jakarta. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (back row, third from left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (back row, centre) pose with fellow international students and staff at Pusdiklat Bahasa – the Indonesian Ministry of Defence language school in Jakarta.

Two Royal Australian Navy officers have spent the past five months improving their understanding of Indonesia’s language and culture as part of an exchange program with the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Shooting for the top in basketball championships

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Australian Navy sailor ABCTL Jadine Adams shoots a basket during the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice basketball Competition grand final game at ADFA from July 29-30. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Australian Navy sailor ABCTL Jadine Adams shoots a basket during the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice basketball Competition grand final game at ADFA from July 29-30.

Australian Defence Force personnel were inspired to reach great heights competing in the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice Basketball Competition at the Australian Defence Force Academy in late July.

New course meets Resolution 1325 demand

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Chief of Joint Operations Royal Australian Navy Vice Admiral David Johnston presents Royal Australian Navy  Lieutenant Commander Lisa Steel with an Operational Gender Advisor Course completion certificate. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Chief of Joint Operations Royal Australian Navy Vice Admiral David Johnston presents Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Lisa Steel with an Operational Gender Advisor Course completion certificate.

For the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, an Australian Defence Force operational gender adviser course was conducted by Headquarters Joint Operations Command at the Peace Keeping Operational Training Centre at the Australian Defence Force Academy in June.