Topic: Federation Star

Forty-year Supply Chain veteran ready for new challenges

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author)

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester Payne. (photo:                                 )

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester Payne.

Since joining the Navy as a keen 17-year-old in 1979 Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester ‘Wacka’ Payne has enjoyed a long and dynamic career.

Federation Star awarded to serving Navy Vietnam vet

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Commander Robert Eames, OAM, RAN (centre left) and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre right) after receiving his second Federation Star, representing 45 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy, together with colleagues from Navy International Engagement, during a ceremony held in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Commander Robert Eames, OAM, RAN (centre left) and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre right) after receiving his second Federation Star, representing 45 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy, together with colleagues from Navy International Engagement, during a ceremony held in Russell Offices, Canberra.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan presented Commander Bob Eames with the fifth clasp to his Defence Long Service Medal last week.

Fifty year feat for Chief Mobley

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy.

In 1967 The Monkees were at the top of the charts, The Dirty Dozen was in cinemas, and teenager Mark Mobley from Blacktown joined the Royal Australian Navy for a career that would span over 50 years.

Commander achieves milestone with a little help from a friend

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Ragless (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies. (photo: Department of Defence)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies.

Despite a number of personal and professional challenges, Commander Ian Davies persevered and recently achieved the prestigious milestone of 40 years Navy service.

Federation Star for Coonawarra Warrant Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

(L-R) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents Warrant Officer John Kormany his Federation Star, honouring 40 years of service in company with his wife Liane Kormany during a recent visit to Darwin. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

(L-R) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents Warrant Officer John Kormany his Federation Star, honouring 40 years of service in company with his wife Liane Kormany during a recent visit to Darwin.

A Warrant Officer in the Top End has been honoured by Commander Australian Fleet for his long service to Navy.

Diamond jubilee for father and son

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Kelli Lunt (author), CPOIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Captain Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, with a third clasp to his Defence Long Service Medal, as Warrant Officer Martin Grogan, OAM, holds his second Federation Star for his Defence Long Service Medal that was presented earlier. (photo: CPOIS Ollie Garside)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Captain Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, with a third clasp to his Defence Long Service Medal, as Warrant Officer Martin Grogan, OAM, holds his second Federation Star for his Defence Long Service Medal that was presented earlier.

A milestone of combined seventy five years of Service was recognised in a presentation of awards for a serving father and son by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, last week.

Changing with the times - Navy veteran reflects on 50 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Roger Dalby, CSM (centre), talks about his career with Leading Seaman Stewart Skidmore and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Danielle Jewitt before being awarded his third Federation Star at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Leading Seaman Communication and Information Systems Roger Dalby, CSM (centre), talks about his career with Leading Seaman Stewart Skidmore and Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Danielle Jewitt before being awarded his third Federation Star at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

In a first for Navy, a sailor has been awarded a third Federation Star for 50 years of continuous service.

Honouring 40 years of loyal service

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (left), presents Lieutenant Commander Guy Burton (centre) with his Federation Star for 40 years of naval service, with Chris Burton (right), during HMAS Stirling's 40th anniversary celebrations held at the Sir James Stirling Mess, Garden Island, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (left), presents Lieutenant Commander Guy Burton (centre) with his Federation Star for 40 years of naval service, with Chris Burton (right), during HMAS Stirling's 40th anniversary celebrations held at the Sir James Stirling Mess, Garden Island, Western Australia.

Receiving the highly coveted Federation Star is a milestone in anyone’s career, and on Friday 29 July, Lieutenant Commander Guy Burton, RAN was presented with his Federation Star by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN at HMAS Stirling, the home of the Submarine Force in Rockingham, Western Australia.

Officers recognised for long service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, AM, RAN (right), presents Lieutenant Commander Eric Mushins, RANR, with his second Federation Star for the Defence Long Service Medal, marking 45 years service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, AM, RAN (right), presents Lieutenant Commander Eric Mushins, RANR, with his second Federation Star for the Defence Long Service Medal, marking 45 years service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Three Naval officers in Victoria have been formally acknowledged for their cumulative 105 years in the Navy during a small ceremony at HMAS Cerberus.

 

Navy Members reach rare milestone

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Jess Aldred (author), CPL David Said (photographer)

Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AM, RAN, with Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong, RANR (left) and Chief Petty Officer Peter Stone, CSM, (right) after presenting each of them with their third Federation Star. (photo: CPL David Said)

Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AM, RAN, with Lieutenant Commander Graeme Wong, RANR (left) and Chief Petty Officer Peter Stone, CSM, (right) after presenting each of them with their third Federation Star.

Reaching the milestone of half a century in the ADF is a rare occurrence. Even rarer, two HQJOC Navy members reached their 50-year anniversary in March.