Topic: New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC)

Disaster experience leads to career change

Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Acting Sub Lieutenant Carolyn Johnsen is presented the Rear Admiral Hammond sword for the most outstanding graduate by Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN, during the New Entry Officers' Course 63 Graduation parade at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Acting Sub Lieutenant Carolyn Johnsen is presented the Rear Admiral Hammond sword for the most outstanding graduate by Rear Admiral Lee Goddard, CSC, RAN, during the New Entry Officers' Course 63 Graduation parade at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Deployment to Operation FIJI ASSIST in 2016 started now Acting Sub Lieutenant Johnsen on a path to commissioning, culminating most recently in graduating from NEOC 63.

Proud Tongan graduates from Royal Australian Naval College

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

The Australian White Ensign leads the march past of the New Entry Officers' Course 63 graduation parade held at HMAS Creswell in Jervis Bay. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

The Australian White Ensign leads the march past of the New Entry Officers' Course 63 graduation parade held at HMAS Creswell in Jervis Bay.

There were few prouder graduates of NEOC 63 than the parade flagbearer Midshipman Paula Ulakai, a former Boatswain's Mate from Tonga who has a sentimental connection with the Australian White Ensign.

Midshipman demonstrates service during tough year

Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

New Entry Officers' Course 63 graduate Midshipman Charles Sargant, at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

New Entry Officers' Course 63 graduate Midshipman Charles Sargant, at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

For one graduate of the NEOC 63 class, demonstrating the Defence Value of Service began early when he volunteered in his local community during the Australian bushfire crisis in 2019-20.

Navy’s newest Officers graduate

Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

A formation of Royal Australian Navy helicopters conducts a flyover of the parade ground at HMAS Creswell during the New Entry Officers' Course 63 graduation ceremony. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

A formation of Royal Australian Navy helicopters conducts a flyover of the parade ground at HMAS Creswell during the New Entry Officers' Course 63 graduation ceremony.

More than 150 graduates of the Royal Australian Navy’s latest New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) have become the first to affirm their commitment to the new Defence Values.

Life at sea experience for future leaders

Published on by LEUT Steph Sackley (author), LEUT Phillip Qin (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley; Commanding Officer Royal Australia Navy College, Commander David Shirvington; and staff and trainees of New Entry Officers' Course 63 form up in observance of social distancing protocols on the bow of HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay, NSW. (photo: LEUT Phillip Qin)

Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Ley; Commanding Officer Royal Australia Navy College, Commander David Shirvington; and staff and trainees of New Entry Officers' Course 63 form up in observance of social distancing protocols on the bow of HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay, NSW.

Sailing out of Sydney Harbour for the first time, aboard HMAS Adelaide with five ships trailing in company, is an experience never to be forgotten. For the 167 New Entry Officers’ Course 63 trainees, it was an opportunity almost missed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Largest officer cohort to graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commanding Officer Royal Australian Naval College, Commander David Shirvington, RAN, addresses the graduates of NEOC 62 assembled on the parade ground at HMAS Creswell. (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commanding Officer Royal Australian Naval College, Commander David Shirvington, RAN, addresses the graduates of NEOC 62 assembled on the parade ground at HMAS Creswell.

The Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell has graduated the largest officer cohort in its 107-year history, with 168 members of New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 62 completing their initial training.

New officers inducted at Moreton ceremony

This article has photo gallery Published on by SMN Mara Johnsen (author and photographer)

Captain Nick Woodley presents an appointment certificate during the New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony held at HMAS Moreton. (photo: SMN Mara Johnsen)

Captain Nick Woodley presents an appointment certificate during the New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony held at HMAS Moreton.

HMAS Moreton welcomed 130 guests to the stunning backdrop of the Brisbane River for Defence Force Recruiting to conduct its first New Entry Officers’ Course enlistment ceremony for 2020.

Navy’s newest leaders graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

The Passing out Parade marks the conclusion of the New Entry Officers' Course 57 at HMAS Creswell. The day is the culmination of 19 weeks of hard work and represents the completion of their non-specialist initial officer training. The New Entry Officers are paraded as a guard on the Quarterdeck and marched past the Reviewing Officer in their ceremonial uniforms. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Passing out Parade marks the conclusion of the New Entry Officers' Course 57 at HMAS Creswell. The day is the culmination of 19 weeks of hard work and represents the completion of their non-specialist initial officer training. The New Entry Officers are paraded as a guard on the Quarterdeck and marched past the Reviewing Officer in their ceremonial uniforms.

After five months of intensive training, Navy has graduated its newest group of officers from the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.

Third generation officer graduates

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Justin Csucsy after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

New Entry Officer Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Justin Csucsy after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell.

The Shoalhaven region of New South Wales is the breeding ground for many Royal Australian Navy personnel due to two Navy bases being prominent fixtures, one of the latest recruits is St George’s Basin local, now Midshipman Justin Csucsy.

Leadership potential on course for Midshipman

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Kris Sims after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 56 Midshipman Kris Sims after the NEOC graduation parade at HMAS Creswell.

For Midshipman Kris Sims, a career in the military was an easy decision, after hearing tales of his grandfather’s service in the Indonesian military.