Section: People

Quest for trade quals leads to high-powered Navy careers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules.

A desire to get technical trade qualifications has led to high-powered navy careers for Leading Seaman Marine Technicians Joshua Finnigan and Grant Cooney.

Compassion counts for modern Navy leaders

Published on by CMDR Tina Brown (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Participants and guest speakers at the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum in Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Participants and guest speakers at the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum in Canberra.

One of Australia’s most respected and experienced public figures says good leadership depends on a clear mind and sound ethics. Dr Brendan Nelson told Navy’s Emerging Leaders Forum that the best managers are shaped by positive role models.

Positive small ship experience enhances sailor’s first North East Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operator Arthur Rossiter prepares to support boat recovery operations onboard HMAS Diamantina during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operator Arthur Rossiter prepares to support boat recovery operations onboard HMAS Diamantina during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea.

Being away from family and friends at home can at times be a challenge for Royal Australian Navy personnel currently deployed on Navy’s East Asia Deployment.

A great career from gap year to Korea for Navy Chef

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone preparing meals in the galley in HMAS Diamantina.

Growing up in Silvan, Victoria, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Elise Tabone never envisaged a career at sea, but after a positive experience with the Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Scheme the way ahead was clear.

Navy-themed New Testament launched in Sydney

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), SIG Robert Whitmore (photographer)

Brand new copies of the Royal Australian Navy's DPNU bible sit ready for distribution, onboard HMAS Canberra at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, 11 October 2019. (photo: SIG Robert Whitmore)

Brand new copies of the Royal Australian Navy's DPNU bible sit ready for distribution, onboard HMAS Canberra at the Garden Island Defence Precinct, 11 October 2019.

A Navy-themed edition of the New Testament has been launched aboard HMAS Canberra at Fleet Base East in Sydney, making it easy for officers and sailors of faith to take the Bible to sea.

A hat trick of awards

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Warrant Officer William James Welman from Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth along with his wife Jen together cut a cake during his promotion ceremony held at DEFCOMMSTA, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Warrant Officer William James Welman from Defence Communications Station (DEFCOMMSTA) Perth along with his wife Jen together cut a cake during his promotion ceremony held at DEFCOMMSTA, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

It is not every day your hard work is recognised with an award, but imagine Warrant Officer Communications Manager Bill Welman’s surprise when he received three awards at once.

Serving sailor captures corvette history in new book

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Libby Pearce, (centre) receives a commendation and a presentation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, with her stepfather at the 2019 Seapower Conference in the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: LS James McDougall)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Able Seaman Libby Pearce, (centre) receives a commendation and a presentation from Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, with her stepfather at the 2019 Seapower Conference in the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The 2019 Sea Power Conference has provided the perfect setting for the launch of a naval history book written by a young serving sailor - The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes by Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Libby Pearce.

Chief of French Navy invested with Honorary Order of Australia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS James McDougall (author)

L-R: Acting General Manager Submarines at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Rear Admiral Greg Sammut AO, CSC, RAN; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck; and former Chief of Navy of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN; (Ret'd); at New South Wales Government House after an investiture ceremony inducting Admiral Prazuck as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). (photo: LS James McDougall)

L-R: Acting General Manager Submarines at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Rear Admiral Greg Sammut AO, CSC, RAN; Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, AO, RAN; Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck; and former Chief of Navy of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN; (Ret'd); at New South Wales Government House after an investiture ceremony inducting Admiral Prazuck as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

Chief of Staff of the French Navy, Admiral Christophe Prazuck, has been invested as an honorary officer of the Order of Australia by the Governor of New South Wales, at a ceremony attended by his Australian counterpart, Australia’s Chief of Navy, at Government House last night.

Stark contrast

Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Courtney Stark operates HMAS Maryborough's ten inch light during a recent deployment. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Courtney Stark operates HMAS Maryborough's ten inch light during a recent deployment.

For Seaman Communications and Information Systems Courtney Stark, working in retail and hospitality just wasn’t cutting it anymore. Reflecting on her godfather’s stories of his time in the Navy, the call for a new career was realised.

CN pays respects to Father of the Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author and photographer)

Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, lays a wreath and salutes the grave of Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: LEUT Ben Willee)

Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, lays a wreath and salutes the grave of Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne, Victoria.

In a moving ceremony at Brighton Cemetery in Melbourne, the Chief of Navy has paid his respects at the grave of Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell - the man considered the father of the Royal Australian Navy.