Section: People

Navy Minor War Vessel family to welcome first female Senior Technical Officer

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Bianca Ridley during her Chief Petty Officer promotion course. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Bianca Ridley during her Chief Petty Officer promotion course.

Marine Technician Bianca Ridley joined the Navy in 2001, following her grandfather - also a Marine Technician; cousin - a Boatswains Mate; and brother - a Marine Technician, into the service.

Meaningful mentorship inspires former sailor to lead

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Lieutenant Karen Dwyer discusses women’s roles in the Defence Force with her mentors, her partner Squadron Leader Amanda Gosling and the Director Gender Peace and Security, Commander Jennifer Macklin, RAN. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Lieutenant Karen Dwyer discusses women’s roles in the Defence Force with her mentors, her partner Squadron Leader Amanda Gosling and the Director Gender Peace and Security, Commander Jennifer Macklin, RAN.

Lieutenant Karen Dwyer attributes hard work and the influence of strong and positive mentors for her rewarding career in the Royal Australian Navy to date, which has seen her progress through the ranks from Seaman to Lieutenant in just 13 years.

Impressive woman from the past inspires serving senior sailor

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Amy Vickers, centre, in her role as the Divisional Chief Petty Officer of McClemans Division at the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Chief Petty Officer Aviation Technician Avionics Amy Vickers, centre, in her role as the Divisional Chief Petty Officer of McClemans Division at the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell.

Being part of the Navy was a dream job for Amy Vickers from Tasmania. Joining the Navy shortly after her 16th birthday, she did Cadets with TS Hobart and in Year 10 conducted work experience in the Fleet Air Arm at HMAS Albatross.

Missile firing takes electronics technician to cloud nine

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Katie Thorburn onboard HMAS Hobart during a port visit to Melbourne, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Katie Thorburn onboard HMAS Hobart during a port visit to Melbourne, Victoria.

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Katie Thorburn joined the Navy from Maryborough, Queensland, at 17 and has achieved more in her young life than most 23 year olds could dream of.

Navy engineer sets her trajectory for space

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

Lieutenant Kate Cox visits Questacon in Canberra, after returning from a visit to NASA's Space Camp 2019. Lieutenant Cox has goals to travel into space. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Lieutenant Kate Cox visits Questacon in Canberra, after returning from a visit to NASA's Space Camp 2019. Lieutenant Cox has goals to travel into space.

Navy Aviation Engineer Lieutenant Kate Cox has taken one small step towards a truly stellar ambition after attending Space Camp 2019, spending 10 days in the US visiting The Spaceship Company, the Northrup Grumman Headquarters and the US Space and Rocket Centre.

Navy Commander achieves outstanding five-decade career milestone

Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN presents Commander Alan Willmore, CSC, RAN with his third Federation Star, representing 50 years' service to the Royal Australian Navy during the Navy's 119th birthday celebrations held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN presents Commander Alan Willmore, CSC, RAN with his third Federation Star, representing 50 years' service to the Royal Australian Navy during the Navy's 119th birthday celebrations held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

When Alan Willmore first crossed the gangway of HMAS Leeuwin as a Junior Recruit on New Year’s Day 1970, he never imagined his career would last 50 years.

Well-travelled medico prepares for next career challenge

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Stacey in the HMAS Choules Medical Centre off the coast of Ulladulla, New South Wales. (photo: LSIS Ryan McKenzie)

Medical Officer Lieutenant Jonathan Stacey in the HMAS Choules Medical Centre off the coast of Ulladulla, New South Wales.

RAN Medical Officer LEUT Jonathon Stacey has packed a lot of variety into his six-year Naval career - he’s been deployed on patrol boats, amphibious landing ships, minehunters and frigates, taking him to ports including Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Guam.

Navy welcomes new Indigenous recruits

Published on by LEUT Ross Harris (author)

Navy Indigenous Development Program 13 enlistment ceremony at Cairns Defence Force Recruiting Centre. (photo: )

Navy Indigenous Development Program 13 enlistment ceremony at Cairns Defence Force Recruiting Centre.

Twenty-one Indigenous recruits consisting of 12 females and 9 males, ranging in age from 18 to 30, enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy on 13 February, as part of the Navy Indigenous Development Program.

Navy officer benefits from life-saving leadership course

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HMAS Dechaineux's Lieutenant Jedd Goggin, front centre, with fellow participants of the 2020 Surf Life Saving Australia  National Leadership College. (photo: )

HMAS Dechaineux's Lieutenant Jedd Goggin, front centre, with fellow participants of the 2020 Surf Life Saving Australia National Leadership College.

The start of 2020 has been a little different for one of HMAS Dechaineux’s Lieutenant Jedd Goggin, representing his two Surf Life Saving Clubs at the annual Surf Life Saving Australia National Leadership College, recently held in Sydney.

Cool deployment for Navy Meteorologist

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Royal Australian Navy Meteorologist and Oceanographer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps arrives at the Antarctic Circle, to support the Australian Antarctic Program activities in Antarctica as part of Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY. (photo: )

Royal Australian Navy Meteorologist and Oceanographer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps arrives at the Antarctic Circle, to support the Australian Antarctic Program activities in Antarctica as part of Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.

Lieutenant Hannah Phelps has one of the more interesting weather forecasting jobs in the Navy, providing meteorological support at Casey research station, Antarctica, for Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.