Topic: Federation Star

Virtual awards presentation, a first for CN

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN dials in to oversee Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CSM, RAN, present Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dean with a third Federation Star during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN dials in to oversee Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus, Captain Mike Oborn, CSM, RAN, present Chief Petty Officer Stephen Dean with a third Federation Star during a ceremony held at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The global coronavirus pandemic has increased the use of virtual technology and resulted in the adoption of new and inventive ways of doing things, including the recognition of important career achievements.

45 years of service and 13 years at sea, but not done yet

Published on by MIDN Jack Meadows (author), POIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AO, RAN, presents Commander Michael Moore with his second Federation Star as Commander Moore retires from the permanent Royal Australian Navy after 45 years of service. (photo: POIS Bradley Darvill)

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral David Johnston, AO, RAN, presents Commander Michael Moore with his second Federation Star as Commander Moore retires from the permanent Royal Australian Navy after 45 years of service.

Friday 17 July marked the last day of Commander Michael Moore’s 45 year-long career in the permanent Royal Australian Navy.

Navy Commander achieves outstanding five-decade career milestone

Published on by LSIS James McDougall (author and photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN presents Commander Alan Willmore, CSC, RAN with his third Federation Star, representing 50 years' service to the Royal Australian Navy during the Navy's 119th birthday celebrations held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN presents Commander Alan Willmore, CSC, RAN with his third Federation Star, representing 50 years' service to the Royal Australian Navy during the Navy's 119th birthday celebrations held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

When Alan Willmore first crossed the gangway of HMAS Leeuwin as a Junior Recruit on New Year’s Day 1970, he never imagined his career would last 50 years.

White family recognised for outstanding contribution of service to the nation

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The three White brothers, from left, Commander Derek White, Wing Commander Paul White, and Mr Mark White (RAN Ret'd) following the presentation of their awards at Navy Headquarters in Canberra. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

The three White brothers, from left, Commander Derek White, Wing Commander Paul White, and Mr Mark White (RAN Ret'd) following the presentation of their awards at Navy Headquarters in Canberra.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, has joined the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld in presenting a number of service medals to three brothers who between them have accumulated more than 80 years of service to our nation.

Forty-year Supply Chain veteran ready for new challenges

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Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester Payne. (photo:                                 )

Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester Payne.

Since joining the Navy as a keen 17-year-old in 1979 Warrant Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Lester ‘Wacka’ Payne has enjoyed a long and dynamic career.

Federation Star awarded to serving Navy Vietnam vet

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Commander Robert Eames, OAM, RAN (centre left) and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre right) after receiving his second Federation Star, representing 45 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy, together with colleagues from Navy International Engagement, during a ceremony held in Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Commander Robert Eames, OAM, RAN (centre left) and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre right) after receiving his second Federation Star, representing 45 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy, together with colleagues from Navy International Engagement, during a ceremony held in Russell Offices, Canberra.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan presented Commander Bob Eames with the fifth clasp to his Defence Long Service Medal last week.

Fifty year feat for Chief Mobley

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Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presents Chief Petty Officer Mark Mobley with his Third Federation Star, marking 50 years of service with the Royal Australian Navy.

In 1967 The Monkees were at the top of the charts, The Dirty Dozen was in cinemas, and teenager Mark Mobley from Blacktown joined the Royal Australian Navy for a career that would span over 50 years.

Commander achieves milestone with a little help from a friend

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Andrew Ragless (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies. (photo: Department of Defence)

Left: CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony. Right: CEO and co-founder of Integra Service Dogs, Mr Ben Johnson; Chair of Navy’s Keeping Watch RADM Peter Laver; CMDR Ian Davies with Ebony; and Chief Joint Operations AIRMSHL Mel Hupfeld following the presentation of the Federation Star clasp to the Defence Long Service Medal and Integra Service Dogs certification to CMDR Davies.

Despite a number of personal and professional challenges, Commander Ian Davies persevered and recently achieved the prestigious milestone of 40 years Navy service.

Federation Star for Coonawarra Warrant Officer

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(L-R) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents Warrant Officer John Kormany his Federation Star, honouring 40 years of service in company with his wife Liane Kormany during a recent visit to Darwin. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

(L-R) Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, presents Warrant Officer John Kormany his Federation Star, honouring 40 years of service in company with his wife Liane Kormany during a recent visit to Darwin.

A Warrant Officer in the Top End has been honoured by Commander Australian Fleet for his long service to Navy.

Diamond jubilee for father and son

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Captain Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, with a third clasp to his Defence Long Service Medal, as Warrant Officer Martin Grogan, OAM, holds his second Federation Star for his Defence Long Service Medal that was presented earlier. (photo: CPOIS Ollie Garside)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, presents Captain Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, with a third clasp to his Defence Long Service Medal, as Warrant Officer Martin Grogan, OAM, holds his second Federation Star for his Defence Long Service Medal that was presented earlier.

A milestone of combined seventy five years of Service was recognised in a presentation of awards for a serving father and son by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, last week.