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Leading Seaman Braedon McGuinness stood proudly in a small ceremony at 723 Squadron this month, marking the graduation of Navy’s latest cohort of Pilots and Aircrewmen.
Twenty-one recruits who took part in the Navy Indigenous Development Program stood proudly on 22 June, graduating from the five-month course at HMAS Cairns.
The Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell has graduated the largest officer cohort in its 107-year history, with 168 members of New Entry Officers' Course (NEOC) 62 completing their initial training.
Three officers have graduated this month from the Navy’s most mentally and physically challenging specialist program, the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Officer course.
Seven sailors have graduated from Clearance Diving Course 87 at the Australian Defence Force Diving School at HMAS Penguin, one of the toughest courses Navy has to offer.
Navy’s newest junior officers have graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell as part of New Entry Officers’ Course 61, rounding off a busy year with a record 297 new officers graduating in 2019.
On Friday 25 October, Basic Clearance Diving Course 86 graduated at the Australian Defence Force Diving School, after an intensive 12 months of training at HMAS Cerberus, HMAS Penguin, Pittwater Training area, Marrangaroo Training area, Singleton Range and the Shoalwater Bay Training area.
Friday 14 November 2019 marked a special day for the 150 students of the Indonesian Navy’s Command and Staff Course, and in particular it marked the end of a two-year journey for Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, the Australian student on the course.
Be bold, set your course and don’t be afraid to commit - that was the message to the graduation class of Westminster School from the Navy Headquarters Chief of Staff at their graduation ceremony on 21 November.