Topic: Training

Closing the chapter – the last Getting Division

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Graduates of General Entry 313, Getting Division throw their hats in the air as a time honoured tradition as they are dismissed for the final time on completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

Graduates of General Entry 313, Getting Division throw their hats in the air as a time honoured tradition as they are dismissed for the final time on completion of their graduation ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Hundreds of family and friends gathered to watch as 63 of Navy’s newest sailors graduated from the RAN Recruit School, closing the chapter on the first stage of their training and advancing toward their careers within Navy.

My first few months in the Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Luke Spencer (author)

MIDN Spencer cutting his 18th birthday cake prepared by Spanish chefs. (photo: Unknown)

MIDN Spencer cutting his 18th birthday cake prepared by Spanish chefs.

Since graduating the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell this year, myself and four other Midshipmen began the Naval Officer Year One Engineering Program (NOYO-EN).

Navy man Apprentice of the Year

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Justin Macey (centre), the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, with Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Airframe Russ McIntosh and Lieutenant Commander Ian Napthali. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Justin Macey (centre), the 2013 Illawarra/Southern Region Apprentice of the Year, with Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Airframe Russ McIntosh and Lieutenant Commander Ian Napthali.

Able Seaman Justin Macey has been recognised as the 2013 Illawarra Apprentice of the Year by the Illawarra Vocational Training Committee (IVTC).

Clinical Managers first at RNSH

Published on by CMDR Tammy Thomas (author), LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

(From left) LSMED Corina Burrows, LSMED Errol Campbell, LSMED Nikki Furlong and LSMED Kerrin Lyon treat the Simulation Mannequin in a scenario where the patient has been involved in an explosion. This training is part of the Clinical Managers course at the Kolling Building in Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

(From left) LSMED Corina Burrows, LSMED Errol Campbell, LSMED Nikki Furlong and LSMED Kerrin Lyon treat the Simulation Mannequin in a scenario where the patient has been involved in an explosion. This training is part of the Clinical Managers course at the Kolling Building in Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital.

For the first time students from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Medical School Clinical Managers’ Course received training using state-of-the-art resources at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH).

Training awards announced

Published on by LEUT Bek Williamson (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

2012 Queen's Gold Medal Winner Lieutenant Michelle Rayner, QM, RAN on the grounds of HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

2012 Queen's Gold Medal Winner Lieutenant Michelle Rayner, QM, RAN on the grounds of HMAS Creswell.

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 reaches new realism

Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

NEOC 48 trainees push off from Captains Beach while undertaking leadership evolutions as part of exercise Matapan. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

NEOC 48 trainees push off from Captains Beach while undertaking leadership evolutions as part of exercise Matapan.

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.

Chanaya Resek-Takai - Prince of Wales Island, Torres Strait

Published on by CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chanaya Resek-Takai is currently serving in the Anzac class frigate HMAS Stuart. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Chanaya Resek-Takai is currently serving in the Anzac class frigate HMAS Stuart.

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.

Last Rankin Division Graduation

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 312 Rankin Division celebrate passing out of Recruit School by throwing their caps in the air. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Graduating recruits of General Entry 312 Rankin Division celebrate passing out of Recruit School by throwing their caps in the air.

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.

MIDN participates in Global Voices Delegation

Published on by Mr Steve Dent (photographer)

The Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel meets with Midshipman Nam Nguyen and Mr Jack Greig. (photo: Mr Steve Dent)

The Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel meets with Midshipman Nam Nguyen and Mr Jack Greig.

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.

Navy’s newest leaders on parade

Published on by ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 48 graduates march onto the Quarterdeck at HMAS Creswell during the passing out parade. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 48 graduates march onto the Quarterdeck at HMAS Creswell during the passing out parade.

“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.