Topic: Australia Day Honours

Submarine engineer recognised for early attack design, capability transition planning

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author)

File image of Commander Lindsay Gordon, RAN. (photo: )

File image of Commander Lindsay Gordon, RAN.

The wide-open spaces of his home state SA stand in contrast to the narrow confines of the Navy submarines to which CMDR Lindsay Gordon has dedicated the majority of his career, earning him a Conspicuous Service Medal in today’s Australia Day Honours List.

Fifty-year naval career culminates in Order of Australia

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author)

File image of Commander Richard Singleton, RAN at the HMAS Choules Commissioning Ceremony, December 2011. (photo: )

File image of Commander Richard Singleton, RAN at the HMAS Choules Commissioning Ceremony, December 2011.

In 1969, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and Royal Australian Navy Commander Richard Singleton walked into his naval career as a junior sailor in the Royal Navy.

Legal acumen earns logistics sailor the Conspicuous Service Medal

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author)

File image of (then) Petty Officer Writer Melita English on board HMAS Darwin, during Exercise KAKADU, September 2012. (photo: )

File image of (then) Petty Officer Writer Melita English on board HMAS Darwin, during Exercise KAKADU, September 2012.

Chief Petty Officer Melita English has an uncommon affinity with the law, often providing the Fleet Senior Leadership Team with advice to help them solve complex legal and personnel administrative issues.

Former aviation sailor from Christmas Island awarded Conspicuous Service Medal

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

File image of (then) Chief Petty Officer Zul Naim reading the story of Lance Sergeant Bin Shalid Ma'Aruff, who was killed in action during the Second World War, at the Last Post Ceremony, Australian War Memorial, June 2015. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

File image of (then) Chief Petty Officer Zul Naim reading the story of Lance Sergeant Bin Shalid Ma'Aruff, who was killed in action during the Second World War, at the Last Post Ceremony, Australian War Memorial, June 2015.

As Navy continues on its path towards greater diversity and inclusion, Sub Lieutenant Zulkarnain Shah Naim, Navy’s Advisor on Inter-Cultural Affairs, has been recognised for his work with a Conspicuous Service Medal in today’s Australia Day Honours List.

Australia Day 2020 Honours List - Royal Australian Navy

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM). (photo: )

Medals awarded to Navy personnel in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List - Military Division, from left, Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); Commendation for Distinguished Service; Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC); and Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).

The Royal Australian Navy would like to congratulate our officers and sailors who have been named as recipients in today’s Australia Day Honours List.

Future focus earns Navy pilot Australia Day award

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Crowther at the Jervis Bay Air Field in 2015, during a demonstration of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial system. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Crowther at the Jervis Bay Air Field in 2015, during a demonstration of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 unmanned aerial system.

It’s hard to imagine Navy’s future capability without unmanned aerial systems, and the aviator who led the introduction of this technology into the Royal Australian Navy has been recognised with a Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2019 Australia Day Honours and Awards list.

Pouring Hart into bilateral relations earns CSC for Naval Attaché

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Naval Attache Jakarta, Captain Nick Hart and Laksamana Pertama TNI I.G Putu Wijamahadi shake hands at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony for Exercise NEW HORIZON. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Naval Attache Jakarta, Captain Nick Hart and Laksamana Pertama TNI I.G Putu Wijamahadi shake hands at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony for Exercise NEW HORIZON.

Captain Nick Hart poured his heart into enhancing Navy’s Defence bilateral relations with Indonesia during his time as Naval Attaché Jakarta. The commitment has earned him the award of the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 2019 Australia Day Honours and Awards list.

Oceanographer earns CSC for maritime drug interdiction ops

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN drives the ship to berth at the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba, Jordan. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN drives the ship to berth at the Royal Jordanian Naval Base in Aqaba, Jordan.

Captain Mark Sirois has been recognised in Saturday's Australia Day Honours and Awards list with the award of the Conspicuous Service Cross for his service in Command of HMAS Newcastle on operations in the Middle East Region. 

Innovation earns Australia Day CSM for CPO Spencer

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Andrew Spencer in the Weapons Electrical Workshop at Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Andrew Spencer in the Weapons Electrical Workshop at Fleet Support Unit-West on HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A Senior Sailor at HMAS Stirling has demonstrated significant leadership through innovating how weapons systems are maintained, earning himself a Conspicuous Service Medal in today’s Australia Day Honours and Awards list.

Navy surgeon honoured with AM for exceptional service

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), CPL Christopher Dickson (photographer), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Commander and orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Ian Young, at the office, an operating theatre of the NATO Role 3 Multi National Medical Unit in Kandahar. (photo: CPL Christopher Dickson)

Royal Australian Navy Commander and orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Ian Young, at the office, an operating theatre of the NATO Role 3 Multi National Medical Unit in Kandahar.

After a long day of performing surgeries on multiple casualties at the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit at Kandahar Air Field in 2012, Royal Australian Navy Orthopaedic Surgeon Ian Young found himself treating an Australian soldier who had been critically wounded by an IED explosion.