The Leading Seaman Recruit Instructor (LSRI) is arguably the most influential person in a young sailor's career. A role that involves mentoring, motivating and inducting potential sailors into the Royal Australian Navy; the position offers challenges unlike any shore posting with a great sense of achievement upon the graduation of the sailors whom you have spent many hours moulding into what today's Navy needs.
After nineteen weeks of intensive training, seventy-nine Naval Officers from New Entry Officers' Course 53 graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell today.
In one of his final ceremonial tasks as Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen AO, RAN, presented Midshipman Dean Gilbert, with the Chief of Navy Prize at the Australian Defence Force Academy Graduation Parade on 10 December.
A Warrnambool man's love of the ocean has led to a diverse career in seas far from home. Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Glenn Tayler is deployed onboard HMAS Melbourne, which is currently part of Operation MANITOU, Australia's contribution to the multinational Combined Maritime Forces patrolling waters in the Middle East.
Twelve new sailors joined the Submarine service at a ceremony in Western Australia on 13 November. It was a very special day for Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb, who was presented his 'dolphins' by his father, Mr Warren Webb.
A submariner Lieutenant and Chief Petty Officer are at the centre of a mentoring program to help develop the future of the silent service.
HMAS Choules is used to accommodating over 300 embarked forces, but recently she embarked a different kind of force.
The Royal Australian Navy has developed a pilot training course for maintainers of the Mk 92 Mod 12 Fire Control System on Guided Missile Frigates or FFG.
Residents, avid surfers, keen golfers and mariners in Flinders, Victoria, were recently treated to a world- first, witnessing the firing of a 76mm medium calibre gun integrated with a SAAB Mk3e Combat Management System and CEA CEAFAR phased array radar from West Head Gunnery Range.
Ninety-eight of Navy's newest Recruits formally completed their initial training at the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus on 6 March, but one family was marking the entry of its third generation into the Australian Defence Force.