Topic: Strategy

Balance matters as Navy shapes future workforce

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Director General Navy People Commodore Michele Miller, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 351 Taylor Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

Reviewing Officer, Director General Navy People Commodore Michele Miller, RAN, inspects graduating members of General Entry 351 Taylor Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy is confronting workforce innovation head on, encouraging people to balance their work and home lives, by negotiating their own work routines.

Modern war fighters in focus

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

General Entry 351 Taylor Division march to the parade ground during their Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

General Entry 351 Taylor Division march to the parade ground during their Graduation Ceremony held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The questions of ‘What exactly is a warfighting culture? What does a professional war fighter look like and how can this be measured?’ have been discussed at recent workshop in Canberra.

Capability delivery through Naval Reserve

Published on by CAPT Frank Kresse (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Fleet Base East Garden Island (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Fleet Base East Garden Island

A comprehensive review of the Australian Naval Reserve has delivered 45 recommendations that aim to better integrate the part-time and full-time workforces of the fleet.

Challenge to innovate arrives in Sydney

This article has photo gallery Published on by Miss Sophie Pearse (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

(R-L) Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with Don Moloney at the Official Opening of the Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

(R-L) Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with Don Moloney at the Official Opening of the Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation.

Sydney’s Fleet Base East is now home to Navy’s very own innovation hub.

Defence funding in the Budget

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart undertakes acceptance sea trials off the coast of South Australia to undertake testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems. (photo: Russell Millard)

First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart undertakes acceptance sea trials off the coast of South Australia to undertake testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems.

For those of you wondering how Defence fared in the Budget, here’s a wrap of the proposed funding.

Personnel policy changes reflect greater flexibility

Published on by CMDR Anne Andrews (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

HMAS Maryborough sails into the sunset during a transit to South East Asia. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

HMAS Maryborough sails into the sunset during a transit to South East Asia.

A number of changes made to Defence policy in October last year will impact timelines for those seeking to change from full-time to Reserve service in line with Navy’s shift to a Total Workforce Model.

Naval apprentices excel at outplacement

Published on by Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance (author)

NUSHIP Hobart conducts sea trials in the Gulf St Vincent off the coast of Adelaide South Australia. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

NUSHIP Hobart conducts sea trials in the Gulf St Vincent off the coast of Adelaide South Australia.

Royal Australian Navy apprentices have been working directly with industry in Adelaide, building on their initial trade training, and at the same time becoming part the next phase of naval warfare from the ground up.

Spiritual wellbeing key to resilience in warfare

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Chaplain Cornelis Bosch, RAN, (left) chats with Able Seaman Ryan Kimber on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Chaplain Cornelis Bosch, RAN, (left) chats with Able Seaman Ryan Kimber on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Navy chaplains from across Australia descended on Canberra recently to take part in an annual forum that helps reinforce the relevance of the role in a modern fighting force.

International friendships strengthened in crisis

This article has photo gallery Published on by By LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

HMCS Vancouver through the periscope of HMAS Dechaineux during Exercise NGA TAHI. (photo: Unknown)

HMCS Vancouver through the periscope of HMAS Dechaineux during Exercise NGA TAHI.

The Royal Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Navies took part in anti-submarine warfare exercises off the east coast of New Zealand late last year.

Defence Chief launches ‘Navy and the Nation’

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author)

Director Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson,  Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd), Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and Chief of Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, at the launch of the book 'The Navy and the Nation', held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

Director Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson, Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd), Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and Chief of Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, at the launch of the book 'The Navy and the Nation', held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Despite the oft sung words in the national anthem, Australians live often detached from the reality that “…our home is girt by sea”. In Canberra on 30 January, senior Defence leaders gathered at the Australian War Memorial to help launch a book that highlights Australia’s reliance on sea trade and a formidable Navy to protect sea lanes and prosperity.