Topic: Training

723 marks end of decade with busy and rewarding year

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author)

Members of 723 Squadron pictured with families affected by cancer at a static aircraft display at Lake Crackenback Resort, NSW. (photo: )

Members of 723 Squadron pictured with families affected by cancer at a static aircraft display at Lake Crackenback Resort, NSW.

This was a busy year for 723 Squadron and the Joint Helicopter School, with the Squadron’s rate of effort increasing significantly throughout the year.

Hippo attack and other adventures inspire next-gen of Navy warfare officers

Published on by LEUT Richard Farrelly (author), Mr Jason Artis (photographer)

Adventurer Sarah Davis, standing left, and Lieutenant Richard Farrelly, standing right, with students of the Royal Australian Navy’s Maritime Warfare Officer Course 03 at HMAS Watson. (photo: Mr Jason Artis)

Adventurer Sarah Davis, standing left, and Lieutenant Richard Farrelly, standing right, with students of the Royal Australian Navy’s Maritime Warfare Officer Course 03 at HMAS Watson.

The Royal Australian Navy’s maritime warfare trainees were treated to an inspirational visitor and her tales of death-defying adventure during a recent leadership development activity.

Tuvaluan police officer makes history at HMAS Creswell

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Ryan Sutherland and MIDN Noah Edberg (author)

Recent New Entry Officers' Course 61 graduate, Constable Walter Esela of the Tuvalu Police Service. (photo: Unknown)

Recent New Entry Officers' Course 61 graduate, Constable Walter Esela of the Tuvalu Police Service.

When New Entry Officers’ Course 61 commenced training at the Royal Australian Naval College in July, it included the first officer of the Tuvalu Police Service to ever attend the Australian initial entry officers’ course.

Graduation underlines record-breaking year for Naval College

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

New Entry Officers’ Course 61 graduates march off the parade ground at HMAS Creswell on completion of their Graduation Parade. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

New Entry Officers’ Course 61 graduates march off the parade ground at HMAS Creswell on completion of their Graduation Parade.

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.

Plain sailing for naval diplomacy in Darwin

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth centre, with the crew of the Indonesian Navy sail training vessel KRI Bima Suci, at the Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth centre, with the crew of the Indonesian Navy sail training vessel KRI Bima Suci, at the Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, NT.

The ability of naval diplomacy to strengthen bilateral defence ties was on show when Indonesian Navy tall ship KRI Bima Suci sailed into Darwin Harbour recently, during a four-month annual training voyage across the Indo-Pacific with more than 100 officer cadets.

Aussie-led Combined Task Force 150 ready to go

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony Wright (author and photographer)

Combined Task Force 150 team after successfully completing Mission Readiness Evaluations at Naval Synthetic Warfighting Centre, HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: LEUT Tony Wright)

Combined Task Force 150 team after successfully completing Mission Readiness Evaluations at Naval Synthetic Warfighting Centre, HMAS Watson, Sydney.

The pre-deployment preparations and training for the Australian lead Combined Task Force 150 mission wrapped up at HMAS Watson recently, with the task group getting a stamp of approval from the Commodore Flotillas Force Generation Directorate.

Australian Navy officer graduates from Indonesian Command and Staff course

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), RSN MAJ Leong (photographer), TNIAL MAJ James Risky (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, third from right, with fellow SESKO Foreign students onboard HMAS Canberra. (photo: MAJ James Risky, TNIAL)

Lieutenant Commander Ian Jackson, third from right, with fellow SESKO Foreign students onboard HMAS Canberra.

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. 

Walking in the wake of Waller

This article has photo gallery Published on by NEOC 61 Waller Division (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Naval College 1914 entry, including future Captain Hector Waller (back row, second from right). (photo: )

Members of the Royal Australian Naval College 1914 entry, including future Captain Hector Waller (back row, second from right).

Twenty-three of Navy’s newest recruits have reflected on their experiences of their New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) and sought to understand how it compares with their forebears of 1914.

Quest for trade quals leads to high-powered Navy careers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Grant Cooney, front, and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Joshua Finnigan carry out switching schedule work onboard HMAS Choules.

A desire to get technical trade qualifications has led to high-powered navy careers for Leading Seaman Marine Technicians Joshua Finnigan and Grant Cooney.

Training Force recognised for excellence in training

Published on by Mr Andrew Cox (author)

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill. (photo: )

Training Force members with their Australian Institute of Training and Development Excellence Awards after attending the awards event in Melbourne. L-R: Mr Nigel Doyle, Command Warrant Officer Deb Butterworth, Lieutenant Ilona McLean, Commander Bradley Mackay, Commodore Justin Jones, Mr Andrew Cox, Lieutenant Robert Drinkwater, Captain Anthony Mullan and Lieutenant Commander John Gill.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Training Force received three finalist awards in the recent Australian Institute of Training and Development 2019 Excellence Awards, with three finalist awards serving as an outstanding endorsement of the quality work that Training Force produces.