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A passion for people

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Director Navy People and Career Management Agency, Captain Tish van Stralen, who received a Judge’s Special Mention in the Project Management category of the Australian Defence Magazine Women in Defence Awards 2020. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Director Navy People and Career Management Agency, Captain Tish van Stralen, who received a Judge’s Special Mention in the Project Management category of the Australian Defence Magazine Women in Defence Awards 2020.

Captain Tish van Stralen, Director Navy People Career Management Agency, features in the fourth of our five-part special feature on the finalists in the Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020.

First Sailor commissions to Remote Pilot Warfare Officer

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Newly promoted Royal Australian Navy Officer, Midshipman Brad Lewis, with his certificate of promotion at 822X Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Newly promoted Royal Australian Navy Officer, Midshipman Brad Lewis, with his certificate of promotion at 822X Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest aviation workgroup has commissioned its first Remote Pilot Warfare Officer, Midshipman Brad Lewis from 822X Squadron.

Masterful mentoring rewards operational manager

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

File image: Chief Petty Officer (then Petty Officer) Communication Information Systems Manager Jessica Buley stands beside her portrait at the 'Thank you for your service' photographic exhibition at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney, in April 2019. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

File image: Chief Petty Officer (then Petty Officer) Communication Information Systems Manager Jessica Buley stands beside her portrait at the 'Thank you for your service' photographic exhibition at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney, in April 2019.

Chief Petty Officer Communications and Information Systems Jessica Buley from HMAS Sydney features in the third of our five-part special feature on the finalists in the Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020.

Samantha’s star is rapidly rising

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020 finalist, Miss Samantha (Sam) Roald. (photo: Unknown)

Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020 finalist, Miss Samantha (Sam) Roald.

Sam Roald from the Navy Engineering Branch features in the second of our five-part special feature on the finalists in the Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020.

Retention effort earns nomination

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020 finalist, Petty Officer Maritime Personnel Supervisor Natalie Stephens. (photo: Unknown)

Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020 finalist, Petty Officer Maritime Personnel Supervisor Natalie Stephens.

Petty Officer Maritime Personnel Supervisor Natalie Stephens from Defence Force Recruiting features in the first of our five-part special feature on the finalists in the Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020.

Our Values: Service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), CPL Tristan Kennedy (photographer), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

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Our Values: Service

For the hundreds of Royal Australian Navy personnel posted around the world, updating Our Values and Behaviours has provided new focus to meet the ongoing challenges of serving Australia both at home and abroad.

Still delivering Navy’s future workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Members of General Entry 385 Emms Division standing 'at attention' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Members of General Entry 385 Emms Division standing 'at attention' during their Graduation Parade held at Recruit School of HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A further 123 Sailors from General Entry Class 385 Emms Division have graduated 11 weeks initial training at HMAS Cerberus under a strict COVID-19 cohort-distanced training environment.

Aircrewman on a high following regional deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell aboard an MH-60R Seahawk as he completes his 1000th hour of flight time. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell aboard an MH-60R Seahawk as he completes his 1000th hour of flight time.

Notching up 1000 hours flying time in a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter has capped off a successful Regional Presence Deployment 2020 for Leading Seaman Aircrewman Curtis Maxwell.

From cryptanalysis to centenarian

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Emily McFarlane (author)

Mrs Charmian Gladstone, with her grandson Ivan and son Kay, in front of a portrait of Charmian's husband, Rear Admiral Geoffrey Gladstone AO, DSC and Bar, RAN. (photo: )

Mrs Charmian Gladstone, with her grandson Ivan and son Kay, in front of a portrait of Charmian's husband, Rear Admiral Geoffrey Gladstone AO, DSC and Bar, RAN.

Reaching a milestone 100th birthday has led to a day of celebration and reflections for a member of the Australian Navy family - Mrs Charmian Gladstone, widow of RADM Geoffrey Gladstone AO, DSC and Bar, RAN.

Engineer swaps academia for Naval career

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Marine Engineering Officer Sub Lieutenant Ninan Mathew onboard HMAS Adelaide during a transit to Elizabeth Reef. (photo: ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol)

Marine Engineering Officer Sub Lieutenant Ninan Mathew onboard HMAS Adelaide during a transit to Elizabeth Reef.

With a doctorate in mechanical engineering and a specialisation in how fluids move around different materials, Sub Lieutenant Ninan Mathew came well-credentialed for a career in the Royal Australian Navy.