Topic: Submarine Force
Chief Petty Officer Lee Webster talks to Submarine Force personnel about the Project Innovation mentoring program at Submarine Training Systems Centre, Western Australia.
A submariner Lieutenant and Chief Petty Officer are at the centre of a mentoring program to help develop the future of the silent service.
With his family and senior officers from the Submarine Force, including Captain Matthew Buckley Commander Submarine Force in attendance, Lieutenant Michael Power is presented the Sword of Excellence for the Dux of Submarine Warfare Officers Course by Mr Eric Gaschk, Deputy Site Executive for Raytheon WA on behalf of Training Authority - Submarines.
Members of the submarine community recently gathered in an informal environment to recognise the achievements of some of their personnel.
United States Navy personnel, from left, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shane Finck; Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1) Nicholas Graham; Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) James Forsythe; PO2 Christopher Schlegel; PO1 John Robinson; PO1 Beneyam Alemseged; Lieutenant Commander Travis Zettel, USN (front); PO2 Randall Gentry and PO2 Thomas Oestreich stand in front of the HMAS Oxley 'fin' outside Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling.
For the past couple of years, around ten United States submariners have called Western Australia home. They are part of an Australia-US exchange program that sees personnel from both navies spend time with their overseas counterparts.