Topic: Leadership

Maritime Task Group Commander hands over after two busy years

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The inaugural Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, CAPT Andrew Quinn, has handed over the role to CAPT David Tietzel following the successful completion of a two-year appointment.

Navy doctor recognised for work with Indigenous communities

Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author)

Lieutenant Justin Hunter was awarded Growing Strong Award for Indigenous registrar of the year. (photo: )

Lieutenant Justin Hunter was awarded Growing Strong Award for Indigenous registrar of the year.

Lieutenant Justin Hunter always knew he wanted to give back to his community, and he found a path to do so when he joined the Australian Defence Force and began training in health care.

Champion of cultural change

Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author)

Commander Gregory Davison of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit in HMAS Albatross, says Navy people should celebrate the progress our service has made in promoting a better culture in recent years. (photo: )

Commander Gregory Davison of the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit in HMAS Albatross, says Navy people should celebrate the progress our service has made in promoting a better culture in recent years.

Building the best team possible through means of respect, diversity and inclusion is among the top priorities for Commander Gregory Davison.

Change of Command at Fleet Headquarters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour.

In a small but poignant ceremony on board HMAS Brisbane, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN hauled down his flag and passed the weight as Commander Australian Fleet to his successor, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, RAN.

Harnessing future thinking for future workforce

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Melina Pacitto and Petty Officer Adam Garnsey discuss their inputs on the 2035 Sailor discussion at the Navy Workforce Futures Workshop held in Canberra. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Melina Pacitto and Petty Officer Adam Garnsey discuss their inputs on the 2035 Sailor discussion at the Navy Workforce Futures Workshop held in Canberra.

The ‘2035 Sailor’ was the key focus for around 70 Defence personnel and identified guests at a big ideas Navy Workforce Futures Workshop in Canberra.

Symposium attracts virtual audience

Published on by Ms Rachel Reynolds (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Rear Admiral Kath Richards, CSC, RAN, presents the Navy Compliance Strategy during the 2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium, held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Rear Admiral Kath Richards, CSC, RAN, presents the Navy Compliance Strategy during the 2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium, held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

The recent 2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium was an astounding success with 60 people in attendance physically at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra and over 400 logging in from around the world.

Minister visits Defence Mentoring Group

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Harriet Pointon Mather (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, fourth from left, with members of the Defence Women’s Mentoring Group at Leeuwin Barracks, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, fourth from left, with members of the Defence Women’s Mentoring Group at Leeuwin Barracks, Western Australia.

The Western Australian Defence Women’s Mentoring Circle was privileged recently to host the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, at their final meeting.

2020 Defence Seaworthiness Symposium

Published on by MIDN Jack Meadows (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra in November 2019. (photo: )

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN delivers his opening address at the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Conference held at Adams Hall, ADFA, Canberra in November 2019.

The annual Defence Seaworthiness Symposium will once again be held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra on 17 September 2020.

Call to arms for Indigenous Navy officers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Ryan Tascas (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Scott McKeen on HMAS Canberra's flight deck in the Port of Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: LSIS Ryan Tascas)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Scott McKeen on HMAS Canberra's flight deck in the Port of Darwin, Northern Territory.

When Lieutenant Scott McKeen left Darwin to join the Royal Australian Navy in 2004, he knew just a handful of Indigenous sailors. Sixteen years later, he said he had seen an increase in numbers of Indigenous people in the Navy.

Cadet takes the lead

Published on by CPL Julia Whitwell (author and photographer)

Midshipman Tiffany McCormack, at the Australian Defence Academy in Canberra. (photo: CPL Julia Whitwell)

Midshipman Tiffany McCormack, at the Australian Defence Academy in Canberra.

The responsibilities of the Australian Defence Force Academy's Cadet Captain have come with different challenges this year, due to bushfires and COVID-19.