Topic: Honours, Awards and Trophies

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Counter-piracy key to success

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Sydney's Commanding Officer, Commander Brian Schlegel, RAN, and Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Andrew Hough stand with nearly two tonnes of hashish on the ship's flight deck. The drug haul was a result of a successful counter-narcotics operation in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Sydney's Commanding Officer, Commander Brian Schlegel, RAN, and Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Andrew Hough stand with nearly two tonnes of hashish on the ship's flight deck. The drug haul was a result of a successful counter-narcotics operation in the Middle East Area of Operations.

Both the Commanding Officer and the Executive Officer of a Navy ship have been recognised for their outstanding leadership during a deployment to the Middle East region in 2013-14.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Inaugural Defence Attaché honoured

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Deputy Chief of Army Major General Paul Symon, representing the Chief of Defence Force, and Defence Attaché Southern Europe Captain Guy Holthouse arrive at Stavromenos memorial. (photo: CPL Janine Fabre)

Deputy Chief of Army Major General Paul Symon, representing the Chief of Defence Force, and Defence Attaché Southern Europe Captain Guy Holthouse arrive at Stavromenos memorial.

Captain Guy Holthouse has earned a place on the Australia Day Honours List for his significant contribution to Naval Warfare.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - A 'conspicuous' Australia Day

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Petty Officer Boatswain Simon Yates at the Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Petty Officer Boatswain Simon Yates at the Boatswain Faculty at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Many mark Australia Day with family and friends, feasting at barbeques and picnics and filling the day with relaxation or celebration. For Petty Officer Boatswain Simon Yates, this Australia Day will be forever remembered as he was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious achievement in Boatswain training implementation as the Boatswain's Faculty Program Assistant at HMAS Cerberus.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Recognition for former HMAS Brunei XO

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Lieutenant Brenton Glover, stands proud as the last Executive Officer of HMAS Brunei,  on her last voyage before the ship decommissions in November 2014. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Brenton Glover, stands proud as the last Executive Officer of HMAS Brunei, on her last voyage before the ship decommissions in November 2014.

Nudgee boy, Lieutenant Brenton-James 'BJ' Glover has been awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross in the Australia Day Honours, recognising his outstanding achievement of as Executive Officer of Landing Craft Heavy ship HMAS Brunei.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Aviation training reaps rewards

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HMAS Albatross' Deputy Engineering Manager, Lieutenant Commander Phillip Brown, RAN, in front of a S-70B-2 Seahawk which is undergoing maintenance. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

HMAS Albatross' Deputy Engineering Manager, Lieutenant Commander Phillip Brown, RAN, in front of a S-70B-2 Seahawk which is undergoing maintenance.

Lieutenant Commander Phillip Brown, was one of five Navy personnel to receive the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 2015 Australia Day Honours.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - A passion recognised

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Emily Ettridge at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus in Victoria. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Medic Emily Ettridge at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus in Victoria.

Leading Seaman Medic Emily Ettridge is bursting with enthusiasm for her job as an Advanced Medical Assistant in Navy and now she has even more call to be passionate and proud. As part of the Australia Day Honours and Awards, Leading Seaman Ettridge was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious achievement as the First Aid Recruit Instructor at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus.

Australia Day 2015 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

We are proud to share the names of the 19 Royal Australian Navy members who have been recognised in the Australia Day 2015 Honours List. The Australian Honours System recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution and achievements of a diversity of Australians.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Diversity recognised

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Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: Mrs Lauren Larking)

Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Chief of Navy's Strategic Adviser on Indigenous Cultural Affairs, Chief Petty Officer Ray Rosendale, said being awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours List was a great honour and not one he would take lightly.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Deputy Chief leads the way

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Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael van Balen salutes after laying a wreath at the HMAS Canberra memorial service at Kings Park, Canberra. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael van Balen salutes after laying a wreath at the HMAS Canberra memorial service at Kings Park, Canberra.

Distinguished service in a variety of challenging command and leadership positions has earned Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Military Division of the 2015 Australia Day Honours List.

Australia Day 2015 Honours - Navy's most Senior Sailor

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File image: Warrant Officer of the Navy, Martin Holzberger attends a Commemorative reading of 'A personal story from the Roll of Honour' at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

 (photo: ABIS Kathy Tuddenham)

File image: Warrant Officer of the Navy, Martin Holzberger attends a Commemorative reading of 'A personal story from the Roll of Honour' at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

“Actually a little bit humbled, and quite surprised,” was how Warrant Officer of the Navy Martin Holzberger described being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours List.