Section: People

Leadership matters - Deputy Chief of Navy talks culture and capability

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, discusses the outcomes of Plan Pelorus Navy Strategy 2022. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, discusses the outcomes of Plan Pelorus Navy Strategy 2022.

The Deputy Chief of Navy says increasing the size of the Royal Australian Navy and maintaining a healthy workplace culture will be critical to achieving Navy's Strategy for 2022.

Navy Emerging Leaders Forum invests in our future

Published on by LEUT Claire Baldwin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

RAN Senior Leadership Group - Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN (third from left); Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight (second from left); and Command Warrant Officer - Training Force, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth (left); with attendees of the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney. (photo: )

RAN Senior Leadership Group - Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN (third from left); Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight (second from left); and Command Warrant Officer - Training Force, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth (left); with attendees of the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney.

One hundred and fifteen participants attended the inaugural Navy Emerging Leaders Forum (NELF) held at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 22 May 2019.

Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List announced

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours List. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours List. From left: Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Member (AM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Medal (OAM) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), today announced 1214 awards in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List, including 26 members of the Royal Australian Navy.

CO Penguin passes the weight

This article has photo gallery Published on by WOATV Ian Daley (author and photographer)

Commander Mat Bradley hands over the weight to Commander Bernadette Alexander at the HMAS Penguin change of command ceremony. (photo: WOATV Ian Daley)

Commander Mat Bradley hands over the weight to Commander Bernadette Alexander at the HMAS Penguin change of command ceremony.

After an impressive Naval career spanning 26 years, the Commanding Officer of HMAS Penguin, Commander Mat Bradley has officially retired from full time service.

Canberra’s padres offer counsel and support to all

Published on by CAPT James Hook (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplains Paul Stuart and Majidih Essa on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Royal Australian Navy Chaplains Paul Stuart and Majidih Essa on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The two chaplains deployed on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 may have different religions but their roles were the same: to counsel and provide pastoral care to all on board.

Navy Cadet enhances leadership skills in STS Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Navy Cadet Finn Naylor poses for a photo with her fellow youthies in Newcastle aboard STS Young Endeavour. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Navy Cadet Finn Naylor poses for a photo with her fellow youthies in Newcastle aboard STS Young Endeavour.

Sixteen year old Finn Naylor got a taste for life at sea on an 11 day adventure under sail in the Navy operated tall ship STS Young Endeavour.

Melbourne’s crew dives into action

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Joshua Goener (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officer Lieutenant Jason Battley surfaces from diving underneath HMAS Melbourne to disentangle a hawser from the propeller during the ship's East Asian Deployment. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy Officer Lieutenant Jason Battley surfaces from diving underneath HMAS Melbourne to disentangle a hawser from the propeller during the ship's East Asian Deployment.

When HMAS Melbourne’s fin became tangled in a large berthing hawser and other debris, Lieutenant Jason Battley leapt into action – literally.

Australian officer awarded US medal for missile defence work

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN presents a US Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Fleet Weapons Engineering Officer, Commander Cadeyrn Okely. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN presents a US Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Fleet Weapons Engineering Officer, Commander Cadeyrn Okely.

A Royal Australian Navy Officer has been awarded the United States Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his work in helping to develop defences against anti-ship missiles.

Reflective tone as Westralia's crew commended

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Wreaths commemorate the lost sailors and officers of HMAS Westralia (II). (Archive image). (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Wreaths commemorate the lost sailors and officers of HMAS Westralia (II). (Archive image).

A commemoration was held at HMAS Stirling on Sunday 5 May to remember the four lives that were lost 21 years ago in a fire on board the former supply vessel HMAS Westralia (II).

Decorated Naval aviator and lawyer farewelled

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

L-R: United States Consul General Rachel Cooke; Commodore Brett Dowsing, Senior Officer Western Australia; Commander William Dull of the United States Navy; and Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling; with Commander Geoffrey Vickridge, RAN (Ret'd) and his wife (centre) after he was presented with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

L-R: United States Consul General Rachel Cooke; Commodore Brett Dowsing, Senior Officer Western Australia; Commander William Dull of the United States Navy; and Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling; with Commander Geoffrey Vickridge, RAN (Ret'd) and his wife (centre) after he was presented with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth.

The Royal Australian Navy aviation and legal communities are mourning the loss of one of their legends, Commander Geoffrey Vickridge, RAN (Ret'd), who passed away recently after a battle with cancer.