Section: People

Nelson’s legacy for our NEXT generation leaders

Published on by MIDN Mairé Starkey (author), AB Nadia Monteith (photographer)

Then Lieutenant Commander Kerry Rohrsheim addresses quests upon receiving the Lord Nelson Sword of Excellence in 2009. (photo: Able Seaman Nadia Montetih)

Then Lieutenant Commander Kerry Rohrsheim addresses quests upon receiving the Lord Nelson Sword of Excellence in 2009.

Famed for his stunning victory over the combined Spanish and French Fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson’s legacy remains strongly connected to today’s Royal Australian Navy.

Two dozen Navy personnel on the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Jonathon Booth, Queen's Birthday 2020 Honours List Conspicuous Service Medal recipient, at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship's Safety at HMAS Creswell. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Jonathon Booth, Queen's Birthday 2020 Honours List Conspicuous Service Medal recipient, at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship's Safety at HMAS Creswell.

On the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List, 24 Navy personnel have joined the long number of other servicemen and women who have been appointed to the Order of Australia or Conspicuous Service awards.

Grand achievement for Navy MAWO

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Flight Commander Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale, RAN onboard HMAS Parramatta alongside Fleet Base East.
 (photo: LSIS Leo Baumgartner)

Flight Commander Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale, RAN onboard HMAS Parramatta alongside Fleet Base East.

Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer Lieutenant Commander Damian Liberale recently celebrated the impressive feat of 1000 hours flying time in Sikorsky Seahawk helicopters while deployed in HMAS Parramatta.

Program staff lead the way for Indigenous recruits

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LEUT Dave Devlin (photographer)

Instructor with the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kyh Mye. (photo: LEUT Dave Devlin)

Instructor with the Navy Indigenous Development Program, Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kyh Mye.

The Navy Indigenous Development Program is designed to assist Indigenous Australians in reaching the required standard to permanently enlist into the Australian Defence Force through completion of nationally recognised training.

Navy appoints full time Indigenous Advisor

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Navy’s new Indigenous Advisor Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard, then a Petty Officer, during a workshop taught by the Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe at Middle Head, Sydney, in 2019. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Navy’s new Indigenous Advisor Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard, then a Petty Officer, during a workshop taught by the Koomurri Aboriginal Dance Troupe at Middle Head, Sydney, in 2019.

Navy has appointed Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard as fulltime Navy Indigenous Advisor, part of its commitment to the Government’s Defence Reconciliation Action Plan.

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.

Third Mother’s Day away for Navy mum

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Chloe Stevenson (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kiralee Ekin holds a letter from her son on the forecastle of HMAS Toowoomba during a six-month deployment in the Middle East Region for Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics - Chef Kiralee Ekin holds a letter from her son on the forecastle of HMAS Toowoomba during a six-month deployment in the Middle East Region for Operation MANITOU.

Life on the sea is definitely for sailor Kiralee, although this Bateman’s Bay local said it will be that little bit harder around Mother’s Day.

Family inspired HMAS Adelaide sailor’s career

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Jim Schacht will send a message to his wife and mother of his two children while serving at sea on HMAS Adelaide this Mother's Day. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Petty Officer Marine Technician Jim Schacht will send a message to his wife and mother of his two children while serving at sea on HMAS Adelaide this Mother's Day.

Mother’s Day is traditionally a day when Petty Officer Marine Technician Jim Schacht and his two kids go out of their way to show wife and mother Amber how much she is loved.

Mother’s sacrifice helps keep aviation sailor at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

Seaman Aviation Support Georgia Bronkhorst holds photos of her two children and mother while standing on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Shane Cameron)

Seaman Aviation Support Georgia Bronkhorst holds photos of her two children and mother while standing on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide.

When Seaman Aviation Support Georgia Bronkhorst says she has her mother to thank for being able to serve at sea, she’s not exaggerating.