Topic: Australian Defence Force Academy

Indonesian studies boost ties

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (back row, third from left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (back row, centre) pose with fellow international students and staff at Pusdiklat Bahasa – the Indonesian Ministry of Defence language school in Jakarta. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman Morgan Groves (back row, third from left) and Midshipman Jordana McLeod (back row, centre) pose with fellow international students and staff at Pusdiklat Bahasa – the Indonesian Ministry of Defence language school in Jakarta.

Two Royal Australian Navy officers have spent the past five months improving their understanding of Indonesia’s language and culture as part of an exchange program with the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Shooting for the top in basketball championships

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Australian Navy sailor ABCTL Jadine Adams shoots a basket during the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice basketball Competition grand final game at ADFA from July 29-30. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Australian Navy sailor ABCTL Jadine Adams shoots a basket during the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice basketball Competition grand final game at ADFA from July 29-30.

Australian Defence Force personnel were inspired to reach great heights competing in the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice Basketball Competition at the Australian Defence Force Academy in late July.

New course meets Resolution 1325 demand

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), Jay Cronan (photographer)

Chief of Joint Operations Royal Australian Navy Vice Admiral David Johnston presents Royal Australian Navy  Lieutenant Commander Lisa Steel with an Operational Gender Advisor Course completion certificate. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Chief of Joint Operations Royal Australian Navy Vice Admiral David Johnston presents Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant Commander Lisa Steel with an Operational Gender Advisor Course completion certificate.

For the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, an Australian Defence Force operational gender adviser course was conducted by Headquarters Joint Operations Command at the Peace Keeping Operational Training Centre at the Australian Defence Force Academy in June.

Taking on the cyber threat

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), CPL Nunu Campos (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Morgan Fitzpatrick, from Defence Strategic Communication, participates in Cyberspace Operations Training at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. (photo: CPL Nunu Campos)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Morgan Fitzpatrick, from Defence Strategic Communication, participates in Cyberspace Operations Training at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.

In today’s world, where almost everything is connected to a computer network, the opportunity for crime and espionage to flourish is more prevalent than ever and the Australian Defence Force has paired with experts to ensure personnel are prepared.

Operational exposure enhances studies

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author and photographer)

Midshipman Izaak Gurney, left, and Midshipman Jake Moir from the Australian Defence Force Academy in front of the crest. (photo: ABML-C Steven Bruni)

Midshipman Izaak Gurney, left, and Midshipman Jake Moir from the Australian Defence Force Academy in front of the crest.

With their heads currently in the books and an operational deployment each under their belt, Midshipmen Jake Moir and Izaak Gurney are not your average Australian Defence Force Academy students.

Academy class of 2015 graduates

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer), Mr Michael Jackson-Rand (photographer)

The Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen AO, RAN, presents Midshipman Dean Gilbert, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize at the ADFA Graduation Parade.

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its graduation parade on Thursday December 10, 2015. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy. (photo: John Carroll)

The Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen AO, RAN, presents Midshipman Dean Gilbert, RAN with the Chief of Navy prize at the ADFA Graduation Parade. The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) held its graduation parade on Thursday December 10, 2015. 240 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from their military training and tertiary education at the Academy.

In one of his final ceremonial tasks as Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen AO, RAN, presented Midshipman Dean Gilbert, with the Chief of Navy Prize at the Australian Defence Force Academy Graduation Parade on 10 December.

Like father like daughter

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer), CAPT Ainsley Morthorpe (photographer)

New graduate, Midshipman Alexandra Morthorpe, with her father Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, a member of the first class to graduate from ADFA. (photo: John Carroll)

New graduate, Midshipman Alexandra Morthorpe, with her father Captain Ainsley Morthorpe, a member of the first class to graduate from ADFA.

On 11 December, 220 midshipmen and officer cadets graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy. For one midshipman, graduation marked the start of a career that will have her following in her father's footsteps.

White Ribbon inaugural event at ADFA

Published on by MIDN Luke Richmond (author), Mr John Carroll (photographer)

White Ribbon Ambassador, Luke Ablett, discusses with Midshipman Mitchell Hosking (left), Midshipman Jack Bonnor and Officer Cadet Joseph Murphy, his experiences with White Ribbon. (photo: John Carroll)

White Ribbon Ambassador, Luke Ablett, discusses with Midshipman Mitchell Hosking (left), Midshipman Jack Bonnor and Officer Cadet Joseph Murphy, his experiences with White Ribbon.

Recently, White Ribbon Ambassadors of the Australian Capital Territory gathered in the Academy Cadet’s Mess at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) to engage with one another and discuss current issues Australia faces in relation to violence against women.

ADFA farewells Governor-General at CDF Parade

Published on by MIDN Luke Richmond (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Chief of Defence Force, General David Hurley, AC, DSC, and the Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO, exchange a handshake at the 2014 Chief of Defence Force Parade. (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

Chief of Defence Force, General David Hurley, AC, DSC, and the Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO, exchange a handshake at the 2014 Chief of Defence Force Parade.

On Saturday, the Australian Defence Force Academy held its annual Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) Parade. The CDF Parade is significant to the Academy as it formally welcomes and inducts first year Midshipmen and Officer Cadets into the Academy undergraduate body.

Darwin family fills Navy ranks

Published on by Mr Darryl Johnston (author and photographer)

L-R: Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth; ADFA appointee Matthew Phelps; and Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin. (photo: Darryl Johnston )

L-R: Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth; ADFA appointee Matthew Phelps; and Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander John Navin.

Matthew Phelps is following in the footsteps of his older brother and sister and has joined the ranks of the Royal Australian Navy.