Topic: Training Authority Maritime Warfare

Excited for an executive challenge

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Daniel Mercer saluting while the National Anthem is being played as part of NUSHIP Hobart's rehearsal for her commissioning ceremony.   (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Daniel Mercer saluting while the National Anthem is being played as part of NUSHIP Hobart's rehearsal for her commissioning ceremony.

As destroyer HMAS Hobart headed out on her first sea time as a commissioned warship, there was an atmosphere of anticipation in the salty air – as the ship’s company got to see what she can do.

Training next-gen warfighters

Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer)

Eleven junior Warfare Officers under training have embarked on HMAS Darwin for a journey that will take them through the full range of experiences they are likely to encounter on a warship at sea. (photo: LSEW NATHAN STREETER)

Eleven junior Warfare Officers under training have embarked on HMAS Darwin for a journey that will take them through the full range of experiences they are likely to encounter on a warship at sea.

As HMAS Darwin participates in Indo-Pacific Endeavour, she carries with her a group of the Navy’s future leaders.

Synchronised simulation for safer training

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Nick Tate (author)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Welfare simulating berthing at proposed wharf. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Welfare simulating berthing at proposed wharf.

Navy and industry partners have been working together in the Maritime Simulation Centre at the Australian Maritime College based at the University of Tasmania.

Third generation officer graduates

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Justin Csucsy after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Justin Csucsy after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell.

The Shoalhaven region of New South Wales is the breeding ground for many Royal Australian Navy personnel due to two Navy bases being prominent fixtures, one of the latest recruits is St George’s Basin local, now, Midshipman Justin Csucsy.

Career change smooth sailing for Navigator

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Young Endeavour Community Day Sail. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Young Endeavour Community Day Sail.

Navy life can be fast-paced, but for one ship, it’s all about the journey.

Warfighting stocks strengthened

Published on by SBLT Brendan Taylor (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

(Front R-L) Head of Command Navigation and Littoral Warfare, CMDR Darron Rowe, Head Navy Capability RADM Jonathan Mead, and Director Training Authority Maritime Warfare, CAPT Craig Powell, with graduates. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

(Front R-L) Head of Command Navigation and Littoral Warfare, CMDR Darron Rowe, Head Navy Capability RADM Jonathan Mead, and Director Training Authority Maritime Warfare, CAPT Craig Powell, with graduates.

Thirty-six maritime warfare officers were recently awarded their Bridge Warfare Certificates after graduating from Junior Warfare Application Course 63 in a ceremony held at HMAS Watson in Sydney.

Hands to action stations on Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O’Gorman (author), LSEW Nathan Streeter (photographer), LSEW Brooke Gregory (photographer)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin. (photo: LSEW Brooke Gregory)

Phase 2 and Phase 4 trainee Maritime Warfare Officers pose for a photo on the bridge wing of HMAS Darwin.

HMAS Darwin is making the most of her final months in service, progressing trainees through their qualifications.

Downsizing enhances experience

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Paul McCallum (author and photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Michael Batchelor. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

Sub Lieutenant Michael Batchelor.

Moving between ships isn’t unusual for Maritime Warfare Officers like Sub Lieutenant Michael Batchelor, but going from one of Navy’s biggest to one of the smallest is more than just a size adjustment.

Armada of education for midshipmen

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Ramon Sarmiento and Midshipman Owen Snell undertaking Junior Warfare Application Course while onboard ESPS Cristobal Colon.

Two Spanish-speaking Australian midshipmen have spent the last three months taking part in training, exercises and navigating around Australia on board the Spanish Armada’s frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón.

Aussies take on the Armada

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Owen Snell (author)

Royal Australian Navy and Spanish Armada Special Sea Dutymen close up on the flight deck of ESPS Cristóbal Colón for entry into Sydney Harbour following exercises at sea. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy and Spanish Armada Special Sea Dutymen close up on the flight deck of ESPS Cristóbal Colón for entry into Sydney Harbour following exercises at sea.

Three months have passed since the Spanish Armada’s ESPS Cristóbal Colón sailed in to Australian waters and sailors from both navies have wasted no time in forming new friendships and maximising learning opportunities.