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Oceanographer earns CSC for maritime drug interdiction ops

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN drives the ship to berth at the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba, Jordan. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN drives the ship to berth at the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba, Jordan.

Captain Mark Sirois has been recognised in Saturday's Australia Day Honours and Awards list with the award of the Conspicuous Service Cross for his service in Command of HMAS Newcastle on operations in the Middle East Region. 

Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence awarded to silent service officer

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Calvin Timms, RAN, is presented the Vice Admiral Viscount Lord Nelson KB Trafalgar Bicentennial Sword of Excellence by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, and Nelson Society of Australia Chairman, Mike Sargeant, during a lunch at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Commander Calvin Timms, RAN, is presented the Vice Admiral Viscount Lord Nelson KB Trafalgar Bicentennial Sword of Excellence by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, and Nelson Society of Australia Chairman, Mike Sargeant, during a lunch at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling.

The former Operations Officer of HMAS Waller has been awarded the 2018 Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence for displaying qualities of outstanding seagoing leadership.

Innovation earns Australia Day CSM for CPO Spencer

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Andrew Spencer in the Weapons Electrical Workshop at Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Andrew Spencer in the Weapons Electrical Workshop at Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A Senior Sailor at HMAS Stirling has demonstrated significant leadership through innovating how weapons systems are maintained, earning himself a Conspicuous Service Medal in today’s Australia Day Honours and Awards list.

Navy surgeon honoured with AM for exceptional service

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), CPL Christopher Dickson (photographer), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander and orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Ian Young, at the office, an operating theatre of the NATO Role 3 Multi National Medical Unit in Kandahar. (photo: CPL Christopher Dickson)

Royal Australian Navy Commander and orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Ian Young, at the office, an operating theatre of the NATO Role 3 Multi National Medical Unit in Kandahar.

After a long day of performing surgeries on multiple casualties at the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Air Field in 2012, Royal Australian Navy Orthopaedic Surgeon Ian Young found himself treating an Australian soldier who had been critically wounded by an IED explosion.

Australia Day 2019 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

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Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

Twenty three members of the Royal Australian Navy have been recognised in today’s 2019 Australia Day Honours List.

CN awards Service Medallion to CO Stirling

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

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, (left) is joined by his family as he is farewelled by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, (right) at a clear lower deck during a visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, (left) is joined by his family as he is farewelled by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, (right) at a clear lower deck during a visit to HMAS Stirling.

After 38 years of distinguished service in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Stirling’s Commanding Officer, Captain Brian Delamont, is set to call it a day.

Jarrad proud to be a volunteer firefighter

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Jarrad Tierney with some of his fire-fighting uniform at Fleet Base West in Western Australia. Leading Seaman Tierney has been a volunteer fire fighter since 1994 and is a member of the State Wide Operational Response Division. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Supply Chain Jarrad Tierney with some of his fire-fighting uniform at Fleet Base West in Western Australia. Leading Seaman Tierney has been a volunteer fire fighter since 1994 and is a member of the State Wide Operational Response Division.

When more than 100 devastating bushfires were ravaging large parts of Queensland in December last year, one of those risking their lives to fight them was a logistics sailor from HMAS Stirling.

Sailor's life saving random act of kindness

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Submarines Daniel Even Green, with the De-Iudicibus family after receiving a Commander Submarine Force Commendation for voluntarily assisting the family. The award was presented at the Annual Submarine Force presentations held at the Gary Holland Centre in Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Submarines Daniel Even Green, with the De-Iudicibus family after receiving a Commander Submarine Force Commendation for voluntarily assisting the family. The award was presented at the Annual Submarine Force presentations held at the Gary Holland Centre in Rockingham, Western Australia.

It was just part of his daily commute for HMAS Stirling based Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines (FLSE - SUBS) member, Able Seaman Daniel Green, when a random act of kindness on his behalf made the world of difference to the De-Iudicibus family.

Fifty year feat for Chief Mobley

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), Unknown (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy.

In 1967 The Monkees were at the top of the charts, The Dirty Dozen was in cinemas, and teenager Mark Mobley from Blacktown joined the Royal Australian Navy for a career that would span over 50 years.

Navy tech turns his back on the civvie world to re-join

Published on by Mrs Rachael Reynolds (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Petty Officer Brad Barr chose returning to Navy over a senior Defence industry role. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer Brad Barr chose returning to Navy over a senior Defence industry role.

Like many others before him, Petty Officer Brad Barr found re-entry to active Navy service to be a reasonably straightforward process, with a smooth transition back into the team.