Topic: Training

First Navy graduates of Air Force personnel capability course

Published on by FLGOFF Lily Lancaster (author)

Navy Maritime Human resources Officers Lieutenant Karen Dwyer and Lieutenant Megan Haines graduate from the RAAF Personnel Capability Officer Initial Course. (Images were taken separately due to physical distancing requirements, and stitched together in post-editing) (photo: )

Navy Maritime Human resources Officers Lieutenant Karen Dwyer and Lieutenant Megan Haines graduate from the RAAF Personnel Capability Officer Initial Course. (Images were taken separately due to physical distancing requirements, and stitched together in post-editing)

Birthday celebrations were in order last month when Air Force and Navy together welcomed Navy’s newest specialisation, Maritime Human Resources.

Imagery Specialist trainees adapt to the times

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), PTE Olivia Cameron (photographer), ABBM Daniel Goodman (photographer), AB Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)

Australian Defence Force Imagery Specialist students conduct their initial employment training at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. Front: Private Dustin Anderson, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Sittichai Sakonpoonpol. Back, from left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Leon Dafonte Fernandez; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Goodman; Private Olivia Cameron; and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Nadav Harel. (photo: PTE Olivia Cameron)

Australian Defence Force Imagery Specialist students conduct their initial employment training at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. Front: Private Dustin Anderson, left, and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Support Operations Sittichai Sakonpoonpol. Back, from left, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Leon Dafonte Fernandez; Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Daniel Goodman; Private Olivia Cameron; and Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Nadav Harel.

Like many things, the latest session of the Australian Defence Force Imagery Specialist Initial Employment Training program has looked a little different this year.

Work placement doesn’t stop Navy nurse Jess from supporting the mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ben Robinson (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, from Navy Headquarters in South Australia, at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)

Royal Australian Navy Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, from Navy Headquarters in South Australia, at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide.

Elizabeth North local, Sub Lieutenant Jess Mysko, is a nursing officer at Adelaide’s Lyell McEwin Hospital. Undertaking a two-year placement, she never expected to be responding to a global pandemic.

Largest officer cohort to graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

Commanding Officer Royal Australian Naval College, Commander David Shirvington, RAN, addresses the graduates of NEOC 62 assembled on the parade ground at HMAS Creswell. (photo: CPOIS Kelvin Hockey)

Commanding Officer Royal Australian Naval College, Commander David Shirvington, RAN, addresses the graduates of NEOC 62 assembled on the parade ground at HMAS Creswell.

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.

Navy introduces new way to manage its most valuable asset: its people

Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Maritime Human Resource Officers Lieutenant Brendon Davies, seated, and Lieutenant Kristy Hoffman in the ship's office onboard HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Maritime Human Resource Officers Lieutenant Brendon Davies, seated, and Lieutenant Kristy Hoffman in the ship's office onboard HMAS Canberra during Fleet Certification Period 2020.

March 5, 2020 was a significant date in the Royal Australian Navy’s calendar as it heralded the official launch of the Navy’s Maritime Human Resource Officer category, designed to bridge the gaps identified by the Personnel Efficiency Review, enabling Navy to better manage its people. 

Cyber sailor recognised as a female trailblazer

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Carrie Robards (author), Ms Megan Popelier (author)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: Australian Defence Watch Team Lead, Defence Strategic Operations Centre PO Talei Stoll; Australian Signals Directorate Technical Director Emerging Tech and Engineering Kylie McDevitt; Australian Defence Head of People Capability Major General Natasha Fox; and Department of Human Services National Manager Cyber Security Narelle Devine. (photo: Megan Popelier)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). L-R: Australian Defence Watch Team Lead, Defence Strategic Operations Centre PO Talei Stoll; Australian Signals Directorate Technical Director Emerging Tech and Engineering Kylie McDevitt; Australian Defence Head of People Capability Major General Natasha Fox; and Department of Human Services National Manager Cyber Security Narelle Devine.

Having studied IT at school, and “always having an interest in it”, there was a good chance that Petty Officer Talei Stoll would work in the industry.

Training systems officers set the example for virtual learning

Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force partipate in the Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference 2020 by video link. (photo: )

Members of the Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force partipate in the Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference 2020 by video link.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force proved its adaptability when 21 members participated in the two-day virtual Australian Institute of Training and Development Conference 2020.

Survival Training Antarctic style

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jared Willans (author)

Members of Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit conduct field survival training at Davis Station, Antarctica. (photo: )

Members of Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit conduct field survival training at Davis Station, Antarctica.

Members of Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit deployed to Davis research station in Antarctica recently, where they completed mandated field survival training and small boats induction, prior to commencing survey tasks in support of Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.

Handover ceremony marks the establishment of a new Community

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Head of Maritime Logistics Community, Commodore Simon Ottaviano, RAN, right, presents a framed presentation capturing the Maritime Logistics - Personnel (ML-P) workgroup’s RAN history to Head of Maritime Personnel Community, Commodore Anthony Klenthis, CSC, RAN, during the ML-P Sailor Workgroup Handover Ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Head of Maritime Logistics Community, Commodore Simon Ottaviano, RAN, right, presents a framed presentation capturing the Maritime Logistics - Personnel (ML-P) workgroup’s RAN history to Head of Maritime Personnel Community, Commodore Anthony Klenthis, CSC, RAN, during the ML-P Sailor Workgroup Handover Ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Head of the Maritime Logistics Community, Commodore Simon Ottaviano conducted a handover of the Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Sailor workgroup to Head of Maritime Personnel Community, Commodore Anthony Klenthis.

Aussie officers venture to the High Arctic with Canadian colleagues

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L-R: ADF's Air Force Squadron Leader Samantha Couper; Army Major Julien McMahon; and Navy Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton at the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre at Resolute Bay, Canada. (photo: )

L-R: ADF's Air Force Squadron Leader Samantha Couper; Army Major Julien McMahon; and Navy Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton at the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre at Resolute Bay, Canada.

In February, three Australian Defence Force Officers ventured into the High Arctic region, where they were taught how to survive extreme cold conditions as part of an experiential learning program run by the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre.