One of HMAS Arunta’s Indigenous crew members, Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Davis, is relishing his time on a busy regional deployment throughout east Asia.
While Lieutenant Damian Briggs has always known he was Indigenous, it is not something he embraced until recently. In a chance encounter last month at HMAS Albatross, he met Del Bryon and discovered their grandmothers were sisters.
One of the five core Defence Values, Respect is the humanity of character to value others and treat them with dignity.
When it comes to Defence careers, few could match for variety that of HMAS Adelaide’s incoming Senior Health Officer, Lieutenant Commander Roneel Chandra.
Taking the front seat of an MH-60R helicopter while employing its cutting edge sensor and weapons systems is just another day in the office for Port Macquarie local, Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Ashley Hill.
For one Australian Navy sailor, her first operational deployment was a long way from the sea - Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Asahel Heeney deployed to Alice Springs, 1200km from the ocean, on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.
The Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) Women in Defence Awards ceremony was live-streamed around the country last week as finalists gathered at various events in front of televisions, phones and computer screens to hear the winners announced.
Two Darwin-based sailors were recently promoted at a sunset ceremony on Anzac Hill overlooking Alice Springs, hundreds of kilometres from the nearest ocean.
It takes courage to do something you find difficult, but recognising the greater purpose for doing it is important. It may make you nervous or uncomfortable at first but no one ever said leadership and service was easy.
Lieutenant Commander Siobhan Sturdy of Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group features in the final of our five-part special feature on the finalists in the Australian Defence Magazine’s Women in Defence Awards 2020.