For newly commissioned Lieutenant Ian Boddy, his previous service career as a Royal Marine Commando has been invaluable in shaping littoral combat training for the Royal Australian Navy.
More than 150 graduates of the Royal Australian Navy’s latest New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) have become the first to affirm their commitment to the new Defence Values.
The ambition to create quality Naval Officers who are well-prepared for a career at sea has resulted in a number of innovations to the Reserve Entry Officers’ Course offered by the Royal Australian Naval College, HMAS Creswell.
The global pandemic has certainly presented challenges and hardship for the Australian community to endure. However, it has also presented the Royal Australian Navy the opportunity to devise innovative approaches toward training delivery and generating future capability.
At HMAS Penguin in Sydney a new Boatswain Faculty has been opened to enhance Boatswain training supporting units in the region.
With an already busy year full of work ups, maintenance and task group certifications and the additional challenges of COVID-19, 2020 has seen the continuation of training opportunities onboard HMAS Gascoyne.
HMAS Ballarat and USS John S. McCain united on the high seas and remained in company through the Malacca Strait while sailing for Exercise MALABAR.
The ‘2035 Sailor’ was the key focus for around 70 Defence personnel and identified guests at a big ideas Navy Workforce Futures Workshop in Canberra.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark moment in the recognition of the gender impact of conflict and the need to address the rights of women and girls and conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding.
Small Arms proficiency is a core skill of the weapon user categories in the Royal Australian Navy. It is also a key requirement for temporary weapons users such as those personnel assigned as Boarding Parties and undertaking Force Protection roles.