Topic: Gold Commendation

Ultimate recognition for innovative sub-surface solution

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

It was a career milestone for a HMAS Stirling-based submariner when he was presented with both a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation and the Inaugural Chief of Navy Innovation Excellence Award at the same time.

A stitch in time over 40 years

Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan with Ms Felize Byrne following the presentation of her Chief of Navy Gold Commendation at the HMAS Kuttabul clothing store in Sydney. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan with Ms Felize Byrne following the presentation of her Chief of Navy Gold Commendation at the HMAS Kuttabul clothing store in Sydney.

For the past 40 years, seamstress Feliza 'Feli' Byrne has ensured thousands of Navy women and men could wear their uniform with pride, confident it met dress regulations and would not fall apart under pressure.

Senior Sailor's efforts in Timor-Leste recognised

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Commander of the Timor-Leste Navy, Commander Higino das Neves, presents Chief Petty Officer Bosun Clayton Rowe a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation on behalf of Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs. (photo: Unknown)

Commander of the Timor-Leste Navy, Commander Higino das Neves, presents Chief Petty Officer Bosun Clayton Rowe a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation on behalf of Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs.

On behalf of the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO CSC RAN, Commander Higino das Neves, the Commander of the Timor-Leste Navy, presented CPOB Clayton Rowe with a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation during the Timor-Leste Navy’s 12 year anniversary celebrations at the Port Hera Naval Base, Timor-Leste.

An honour for ‘Your Honour’

Published on by SBLT Kat Mulheron (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

(L-R) HMAS Cerberus Command Legal Officer, Lieutenant Commander Joseph Lindsay; Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council, Lieutenant Will Alstergren; Chief Justice Marilyn Warren; Captain John Rush; Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Katherine Richards; and Director Navy Legal Services, Captain Scott Ritchie at the library of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Dove Smithett)

(L-R) HMAS Cerberus Command Legal Officer, Lieutenant Commander Joseph Lindsay; Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council, Lieutenant Will Alstergren; Chief Justice Marilyn Warren; Captain John Rush; Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Katherine Richards; and Director Navy Legal Services, Captain Scott Ritchie at the library of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne.

A remarkable Navy Reserve Lawyer has been recognised for his work, both for Defence and in his civilian endeavours, recently. Captain Jack Rush, RFD, QC, RANR was doubly recognised for his contribution to the legal profession when he was awarded a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation and appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.