November 30, 2017 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
The Passing out Parade marks the conclusion of the New Entry Officers' Course at HMAS Creswell. The day is the culmination of nineteen weeks of hard work and represents the completion of their non-specialist initial officer training. The new entry officers' are paraded as a guard on the Quarterdeck and marched past the Reviewing Officer in their ceremonial uniforms.
After five months of intensive training, Navy has graduated its newest group of officers from the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS
Sub Lieutenant Mat Madden after his graduation as part of New Entry Officer Course 56.
A recent graduate of initial officer training at the Royal Australian Naval College was drawn to a Navy lifestyle to increase his engineering knowledge and work in high-end warfare.
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.
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.
June 23, 2017 by LCDR Mark Fielder (author), LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)
Officers attending the Engineering Officers Category Forum during the Navy Engineering Week at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
Victorian base, HMAS
Cerberus has been a hive of engineering activity recently, hosting Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navy engineers for the annual Engineering Week.
June 15, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)
New Entry Officers' Course 56 during their graduation at HMAS Creswell.
After five months of intensive training, Navy has graduated its newest cohort of officers from the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS
Principle Warfare Officer Course 53 graduating class photo at HMAS Watson.
It was a red-letter day at HMAS
Watson on 2 May, with one half of the first married couple to graduate from the same Principal Warfare Officers Course also being awarded overall dux.
Reviewing Officer, Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, CSC, OAM, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 349 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
Proud families and friends attended the graduation Parade of General Entry 349 Emms Divisions which for the first time in Navy’s history consisted of more women than men.
Members of General Entry 348 Taylor Division stand 'at ease' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.
While December marked the start of summer, rain and 12 degrees greeted families and friends of General Entry 348, Taylor Division on their graduation from the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School on 8 December.
Commanding Officer HMAS Cairns, Commander Carl Capper, RAN, awards Recruit George Gabey with his graduation certificate during the graduation ceremony for the Defence Indigenous Development Program at HMAS Cairns, Queensland.
Seventeen Recruits stood tall in front of friends and family on 16 December, at a ceremony to recognise their graduation from the fourth iteration of the Navy-led Defence Indigenous Development Program.