Topic: Change of Command
Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, hands over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, CSM, RAN, in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters, Canberra.
The Royal Australian Navy officially welcomed Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, RAN, to the role of Deputy Chief of Navy and Head Navy People Training and Resources (HNPTAR) in a small ceremony in Canberra today.
Outgoing Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander Stan Buckham, left, passes the gauntlet (the symbol of the Squadron) to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander James Hawley at a ceremony conducted in front of the Squadron and family members at HMAS Albatross.
725 Squadron has welcomed its new Commanding Officer, Commander James Hawley, at a ceremony conducted in front of the whole Squadron and family members at HMAS
Outgoing National Commander Royal Australian Navy Cadets (ANC), Captain Kerry Rayner OAM ANC at the promotion and handover ceremony for incoming National Commander ANC, Captain Martin Blume ANC, centre, with Director General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves (DGANCR), Commodore David Greaves RAN.
After three years at the helm of the Royal Australian Navy Cadets (ANC), Captain Kerry Rayner OAM ANC handed over the role of National Commander ANC to newly promoted Captain Martin Blume ANC.
Commodore Matthew Buckley, CSC, RAN, presents Commodore Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, with ‘the con’ for Director General Maritime Operations at Headquarters Joint Operations Command, with personnel from Maritime Operations.
As a milestone year for the Royal Australian Navy’s evolution towards concurrent task group operations draws to a close, the ‘con’ of Navy’s Maritime Operations organisation has transitioned from Commodore Matt Buckley to Commodore Darren Grogan.
Lieutenant Commander Steven Stanke, RAN, right, hands over the Royal Australian Navy Band sword to his successor, Lieutenant Commander Cassandra Mohapp, RAN, at the HMAS Kuttabul Heritage Centre.
After four years at the helm of the Royal Australian Navy Band, Lieutenant Commander Steven Stanke has handed over the Director of Music - Navy baton to Lieutenant Commander Cassandra Mohapp, at Garden Island in Sydney.
Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, AO, handing over command of Joint Health Command to the incoming Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force, Rear Admiral Sarah Sharkey, RAN, CSC, during a parade at Campbell Park Offices, Canberra.
The dual role of Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force and Commander Joint Health was formally handed over to Rear Admiral Sarah Sharkey from Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart on 4 December.
Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Captain David Luck, RAN (right) hands over 'the weight' to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander Amanda Howard, RAN, during the handover ceremony held at the Bonshaw Mess, HMAS Harman, ACT.
A diverse and wide-ranging career has led to many positive challenges for the new Commanding Officer of HMAS
Captain Ashley Papp, CSC, RAN, left, passes the weight to Commanding Officer Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN upon completion of the HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer supersession.
Captain Terry Morrison has joined HMAS
Canberra as her fourth Commanding Officer, having previously served as Director Destroyers - a job which had him in charge of the Hobart Class project.
Commander Mat Bradley hands over the weight to Commander Bernadette Alexander at the HMAS Penguin change of command ceremony.
After an impressive Naval career spanning 26 years, the Commanding Officer of HMAS
Penguin, Commander Mat Bradley has officially retired from full time service.
Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, passes 'the weight', a symbol of command, to the new Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT.
The Commanding Officer of HMAS
Coonawarra has handed over command during a clear lower deck ceremony at the Darwin establishment’s busy port.