Topic: Leadership

Hippo attack and other adventures inspire next-gen of Navy warfare officers

Published on by LEUT Richard Farrelly (author), Mr Jason Artis (photographer)

Adventurer Sarah Davis, standing left, and Lieutenant Richard Farrelly, standing right, with students of the Royal Australian Navy’s Maritime Warfare Officer Course 03 at HMAS Watson. (photo: Mr Jason Artis)

Adventurer Sarah Davis, standing left, and Lieutenant Richard Farrelly, standing right, with students of the Royal Australian Navy’s Maritime Warfare Officer Course 03 at HMAS Watson.

The Royal Australian Navy’s maritime warfare trainees were treated to an inspirational visitor and her tales of death-defying adventure during a recent leadership development activity.

A rewarding career leads to appointment as ninth Warrant Officer of the Navy

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, with her promotion certificate as the newly appointed Warrant Officer of the Navy during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, OAM, CSM and Bar, with her promotion certificate as the newly appointed Warrant Officer of the Navy during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

“Wanting to be challenged and seeking adventure” were the main reasons a young woman from Lilydale, Victoria decided to join RAN back in 1989. Roll forward 30 years, and Warrant Officer of the Navy Deb Butterworth has assumed the role as Navy’s most senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Navy.

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.

Victoria Cross recipient shares story to inspire Navy’s emerging leaders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Piotrowski (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Col Lawrence, AM, RAN, speaks to members of the Royal Australian Navy about 'Motivational Leadership' at the 2019 Navy Emerging Leaders Forum (NELF) held in Cairns. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Col Lawrence, AM, RAN, speaks to members of the Royal Australian Navy about 'Motivational Leadership' at the 2019 Navy Emerging Leaders Forum (NELF) held in Cairns.

Victoria Cross recipient Daniel Keighran was the keynote speaker at the fourth Navy Emerging Leaders forum, held in Cairns in early August.

Navy culture a priority

Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan (centre) stands with HMAS Penguin personnel during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan (centre) stands with HMAS Penguin personnel during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney.

Dedicated to positively shifting organisational culture, the Royal Australian Navy has merged two key leadership and cultural directorates, forming the Directorate of Navy Culture.

VC recipient lends experience to Navy’s emerging leaders

Published on by SBLT Dylan Collaery (author), POIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Participants of the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum at the Hilton Hotel, Darwin, in July 2019, (photo: POIS Helen Frank)

Participants of the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum at the Hilton Hotel, Darwin, in July 2019,

Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Daniel Keighran was the keynote speaker at the latest Navy Emerging Leaders Forum, held in Darwin in late July.

Forum engages emerging leaders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

L-R: Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN; Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Alisha Mosley; Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Submarines Laura Frayling; Lieutenant Lachlan McArthur-Gibbs; and guest speaker, Women's AFL coach Michelle Cowan, at the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at the Tradewinds Hotel in Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN; Leading Seaman Communications and Information Systems Alisha Mosley; Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Submarines Laura Frayling; Lieutenant Lachlan McArthur-Gibbs; and guest speaker, Women's AFL coach Michelle Cowan, at the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at the Tradewinds Hotel in Fremantle.

The second in a series of nine Navy Emerging Leaders Forums was held at the Tradewinds Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia, recently.

Leadership matters - Deputy Chief of Navy talks culture and capability

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, discusses the outcomes of Plan Pelorus Navy Strategy 2022. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, discusses the outcomes of Plan Pelorus Navy Strategy 2022.

The Deputy Chief of Navy says increasing the size of the Royal Australian Navy and maintaining a healthy workplace culture will be critical to achieving Navy's Strategy for 2022.

Navy Emerging Leaders Forum invests in our future

Published on by LEUT Claire Baldwin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

RAN Senior Leadership Group - Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN (third from left); Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight (second from left); and Command Warrant Officer - Training Force, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth (left); with attendees of the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney. (photo: )

RAN Senior Leadership Group - Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN (third from left); Warrant Officer of the Navy Gary Wight (second from left); and Command Warrant Officer - Training Force, Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth (left); with attendees of the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum held at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney.

One hundred and fifteen participants attended the inaugural Navy Emerging Leaders Forum (NELF) held at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 22 May 2019.

Young leaders visit Penguin

Published on by WO John O'Brien (author and photographer)

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Senior high school students and their teachers from Sydney’s north recently had an up close look at Navy when they visited HMAS Penguin for a Youth Leadership Forum.