Topic: Gold Commendation
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.
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.
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.
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.