Winners of the Queen’s Gold Medal and Chief of Navy’s Sword for 2012 were announced on 24 June as Lieutenant Michelle Rayner and Sub Lieutenant Brody Marris, respectively.
Leadership training at the Royal Australian Naval College has been given an overhaul in the past year, delivering scenario-based training that now reflects a work-up in the Fleet.
Despite the surprise of a cold Melbourne day on her first day as a new recruit, Chanaya Resek-Takai of Prince of Wales Island in the Torres Strait, has never regretted her decision to join the Royal Australian Navy.
Seventy seven recruits from Rankin Division, General Entry intake 312 (GE 312), made Australian Naval history on 28 June 2013, when they marched onto the RAN Recruit School Parade Ground. Their Graduation Parade will be remembered as the last Rankin Division to graduate from the RAN Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.
ADFA Midshipman Nam Nguyen has returned from the Global Voices Delegation to the Global Security Conference and Shangri-La Dialogue held on April 18-21 this year. Since returning MIDN Nguyen is now looking forward to seeing his research paper on Australian Maritime Contributions to Conflict Prevention in the next (July) edition of the ADF Journal.
“The skills they have learnt at Creswell will serve them well, as they in turn serve as officers in the Royal Australian Navy.”
HMAS Creswell, situated on the shores of Jervis Bay, was first utilised for naval officer training almost a century ago and conducts initial training for reserve and full-time officers, and ongoing professional development for officers and Senior Sailors.