Topic: Chief of Navy

Virtual awards presentation, a first for CN

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN dials in to oversee Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CSM, RAN, present Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dean with a third Federation Star during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN dials in to oversee Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CSM, RAN, present Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dean with a third Federation Star during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The global coronavirus pandemic has increased the use of virtual technology and resulted in the adoption of new and inventive ways of doing things, including the recognition of important career achievements.

Farewell to Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall - Australia’s most senior submariner

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Australia’s most senior submariner and former Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, AC, RAN. (photo: )

Australia’s most senior submariner and former Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, AC, RAN.

Australia’s most senior submariner and former Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ian MacDougall, has died at age 82 in Tasmania.

An exemplary service career honoured

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Reverend Collin Acton, RAN leads mourners at Garden Island Chapel in remembering the distinguished life and career of Vice Admiral David Willoughby Leach AC, CBE, LVO, RAN (Ret'd), a former Chief of Naval Staff. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Reverend Collin Acton, RAN leads mourners at Garden Island Chapel in remembering the distinguished life and career of Vice Admiral David Willoughby Leach AC, CBE, LVO, RAN (Ret'd), a former Chief of Naval Staff.

A funeral with full military honours was held for Vice Admiral David Willoughby Leach AC, CBE, LVO, RAN (Ret’d), who served as Chief of Naval Staff from 1982 to 1985, on 31 January 2020 at the Garden Island Chapel.

Merry Christmas from the Chief of Navy

Published on by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mike Noonan (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

File image: General Entry 367 Emms Division conduct an eyes right to the reviewing officer, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, during their graduation ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria, December 2018. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

File image: General Entry 367 Emms Division conduct an eyes right to the reviewing officer, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, during their graduation ceremony held at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria, December 2018.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mike Noonan wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas break, and looks forward to seeing you back on deck in 2020.

Inaugural symposium paves way to a seaworthy future

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

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

Navy’s drive towards building a battle-ready fleet took a major step forward in late November, with the inaugural Defence Seaworthiness Symposium held in Canberra.

Pacific matters a key focus for Chief of Navy

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Delegates, including the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, at the Pacific Maritime Security Partnership event at the 2019 Sea Power Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Delegates, including the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, at the Pacific Maritime Security Partnership event at the 2019 Sea Power Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

Australia’s enduring ties with the Pacific have dominated the agenda ahead of Navy’s Sea Power Conference, with a gathering of regional maritime leaders in Sydney.

Sharpening the thinking and fighting edge

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Navy’s people are being challenged to sharpen their mental edge and fighting mindset using the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan’s latest Professional Resource List. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Navy’s people are being challenged to sharpen their mental edge and fighting mindset using the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan’s latest Professional Resource List.

In 1889, British Lieutenant General William F Butler wrote “The nation that will insist on drawing a broad demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to have its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.”

Successful visit for Chief of Navy

Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Australian Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks to senior sailors during a visit to HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Australian Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks to senior sailors during a visit to HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN has personally congratulated the crew of HMAS Success on her final deployment before decommissioning in June.

“We stand with you” - CN visits Navy’s North Queensland Force

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks with Cairns based officers and sailors during a visit to HMAS Cairns, Qld. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks with Cairns based officers and sailors during a visit to HMAS Cairns, Qld.

The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Mike Noonan has paid a visit to Townsville and HMAS Cairns, telling members any impact from a current operational surge will be shared across the Royal Australian Navy.

People and the Pacific a key focus for CN in 2019

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File image: Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, with graduating members of General Entry 367 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

File image: Reviewing Officer, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, with graduating members of General Entry 367 Emms Division on the Recruit School Parade Ground, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan says Navy will take on a different focus in the coming months with improvements in the personnel space as well as a stronger regional presence in 2019.