New mum awarded Fleet Commanders Commendation for community efforts

Published on LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Location(s): Navy Headquarters - Tasmania

Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe presents Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with her Fleet Commanders Commendation.                 (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)
Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe presents Leading Seaman Brooke Oram with her Fleet Commanders Commendation.

The Navy Headquarters Tasmania team got together last week to congratulate Leading Seaman Brooke Oram on receiving a Fleet Commanders Commendation.
 
In part, the Commendation read:
 

“I commend you for your outstanding commitment to service and your organisational skills whilst working at Navy Headquarters - Tasmania, in the role of Navy Community Engagement Co-ordinator.
 
Your leading role and total commitment to fundraising for the Ship’s charity, St Giles, resulted in over two and a half thousand dollars in donations in one day.
 
Your achievements are of the highest order and in keeping with the finest traditions of the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Defence Force.”


 The Commendation was presented, on behalf of the Fleet Commander, by the Executive Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe.
 
Leading Seaman Oram said the presentation came as a pleasant surprise, having just given birth to her daughter, Mia.  
 
It was Lieutenant Commander Dawe’s final duty in the role as Executive Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, having started in the role in 2013. He will now post to Sydney to take command of the Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour.
 
“I am excited to be posting to Young Endeavour as it is a ship and training program that I really love and enjoy.
 
“However, I am also sad to be leaving the dedicated team here at Navy Headquarters Tasmania,” Lieutenant Commander Dawe said.