Excellence of Navy personnel recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

Location(s): Government House, Sydney

Topic(s): Honours, Awards and Trophies

Her Excellency Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO with award recipients (from left) recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross Commander Paul Hines and recipient of The Medal Of The Order Of Australia, Warrant Officer Fred Campbell. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)
Her Excellency Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO with award recipients (from left) recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross Commander Paul Hines and recipient of The Medal Of The Order Of Australia, Warrant Officer Fred Campbell.

The Royal Australian Navy would like to congratulate eight of its members who were awarded honours by The Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, during a series of Investiture Ceremonies held at Government House, Sydney this week.

They were:

Conspicuous Service Cross

Commander Paul John Hines RAN
For outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer, Patrol Boat Crew ARDENT FIVE in the rescue of 273 survivors in two search and rescue operations in June and July 2012.

Recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross, Commander Paul Hines RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross, Commander Paul Hines RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Commander Mitchell Robert Livingstone RAN
For outstanding achievement while Commanding Officer HMAS Pirie engaged in the rescue of survivors from a foundered vessel at Christmas Island on 15 December 2010.

Recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross, Commander Mitchell Livingston RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross, Commander Mitchell Livingston RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Commander Michael John Stock RANR
For outstanding achievement in the field of leadership development and leadership coaching in the Royal Australian Navy's warfare community.

The Medal of the Order of Australia (Military Division)

Warrant Officer Frederick Lindsay Campbell
For meritorious service in the field of aviation maintenance and for leadership as a Warrant Officer in HMA Ships Cerberus and Creswell.

Recipient of The Medal Of The Order Of Australia, Warrant Officer Fred Campbell after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Recipient of The Medal Of The Order Of Australia, Warrant Officer Fred Campbell after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Conspicuous Service Medal

Commander Anita Louise Sellick RAN
For meritorious devotion to duty as Staff Officer Navigation and Seamanship and as Commander Policy, Australian Maritime Warfare Centre.

Recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal, Commander Anita Sellick RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal, Commander Anita Sellick RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Lieutenant Clinton Ernest Walters RAN
For meritorious achievement in support of Operation RESOLUTE during 2011 and 2012 while serving as the Executive Officer, Patrol Boat Crew ATTACK FOUR. 

Recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal, Lieutenant Clinton Walters RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Recipient of the Conspicuous Service Medal, Lieutenant Clinton Walters RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Conspicuous Service Cross

Lieutenant Commander Peter Matthew Smith RAN
For outstanding achievement as the Officer-in-Charge of the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit in HMAS Penguin.

Recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross, Lieutenant Commander Peter Smith RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Recipient of the Conspicuous Service Cross, Lieutenant Commander Peter Smith RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Commendation for Distinguished Service

Commodore Jonathan Dallas Mead AM RAN
For distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as the Commander Combined Taskforce 150 on Operation SLIPPER in the Middle East from October 2011 to April 2012.

Recipient of the Commendation For Distinguished Service Commodore Jonathan Mead AM RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Recipient of the Commendation For Distinguished Service Commodore Jonathan Mead AM RAN after the award ceremony held at Government House, Sydney.

Furthermore, the Royal Australian Navy extend its congratulations to Commodore Ian Arthur Callaway RAN (Retired) who received the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division for his service to veterans and their families.

Imagery of the honour recipients at the Investiture ceremonies can be found at http://images.navy.gov.au/S20131395, http://images.navy.gov.au/S20131413 and http://images.defence.gov.au/S20131402.