Section: People

Victoria Cross recipient shares story to inspire Navy’s emerging leaders

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Piotrowski (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Col Lawrence, AM, RAN, speaks to members of the Royal Australian Navy about 'Motivational Leadership' at the 2019 Navy Emerging Leaders Forum (NELF) held in Cairns. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Col Lawrence, AM, RAN, speaks to members of the Royal Australian Navy about 'Motivational Leadership' at the 2019 Navy Emerging Leaders Forum (NELF) held in Cairns.

Victoria Cross recipient Daniel Keighran was the keynote speaker at the fourth Navy Emerging Leaders forum, held in Cairns in early August.

Divers retrace steps of Aussie diggers at Kokoda

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

L-R: Able Seaman Clearance Diver (ABCD) Joshua Lee; Petty Officer CD James Williams; POCD Ashley Semmens; ABCD Steven Palu; and Chief Petty Officer CD Cameron Schmid (front) attend a Dawn Service at the Isurava Memorial, Papua New Guinea. (photo: Unknown)

L-R: Able Seaman Clearance Diver (ABCD) Joshua Lee; Petty Officer CD James Williams; POCD Ashley Semmens; ABCD Steven Palu; and Chief Petty Officer CD Cameron Schmid (front) attend a Dawn Service at the Isurava Memorial, Papua New Guinea.

Seventy-seven years ago, the sounds of machine gun fire and exploding grenades were common place throughout the Owen Stanley Ranges in the PNG highlands. Today the only physical evidence of the conflict is decaying plane wreckages and slowly caving bunkers that were once home to Australian soldiers.

Captain Stevenson's ashes committed to the sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Josh Goener (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), ABBM Daniel Goodman (photographer)

Kerry, the daughter of Captain John Stevenson OAM, addresses the crew of HMAS Melbourne after scattering Captain Stevenson's ashes to sea off Gabo Island, Victoria. (photo: ABBM Daniel Goodman)

Kerry, the daughter of Captain John Stevenson OAM, addresses the crew of HMAS Melbourne after scattering Captain Stevenson's ashes to sea off Gabo Island, Victoria.

HMAS Melbourne (III)’s final cruise has also served as a fitting final voyage for the ashes of Captain John Philip Stevenson.

Ultimate recognition for innovative sub-surface solution

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

It was a career milestone for a HMAS Stirling-based submariner when he was presented with both a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation and the Inaugural Chief of Navy Innovation Excellence Award at the same time.

Director Cadets visits Training Ship Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jane Reptik (author)

Cadets and staff of Training Ship Darwin with Director Australian Navy Cadets, Commander Stuart Wheeler, RAN (front row, left); and Commanding Officer Training Ship Darwin, Lieutenant Jane Reptik (front row, right). (photo: Unknown)

Cadets and staff of Training Ship Darwin with Director Australian Navy Cadets, Commander Stuart Wheeler, RAN (front row, left); and Commanding Officer Training Ship Darwin, Lieutenant Jane Reptik (front row, right).

Cadets and staff at Training Ship Darwin were recently privileged to receive a visit from the Royal Australian Navy’s Director Australian Navy Cadets, Commander Stuart Wheeler.

Navy culture a priority

Published on by LEUT Danielle Brodie (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan (centre) stands with HMAS Penguin personnel during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan (centre) stands with HMAS Penguin personnel during Fleet Divisions at Garden Island, Sydney.

Dedicated to positively shifting organisational culture, the Royal Australian Navy has merged two key leadership and cultural directorates, forming the Directorate of Navy Culture.

Albatross couple ‘catching paradise’ and taking three for the sea

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Tom Jacobson and wife Dani with a wave of the rubbish they have recently collected from local beaches in the Shoalhaven area, NSW. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Tom Jacobson and wife Dani with a wave of the rubbish they have recently collected from local beaches in the Shoalhaven area, NSW.

One of the major drawcards of a posting to HMAS Albatross is its proximity to some of the most beautiful national parks and beaches in the world - with more than 165km coastline along the Shoalhaven for personnel to explore. 

VC recipient lends experience to Navy’s emerging leaders

Published on by SBLT Dylan Collaery (author), POIS Helen Frank (photographer)

Participants of the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum at the Hilton Hotel, Darwin, in July 2019, (photo: POIS Helen Frank)

Participants of the Navy Emerging Leaders Forum at the Hilton Hotel, Darwin, in July 2019,

Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Daniel Keighran was the keynote speaker at the latest Navy Emerging Leaders Forum, held in Darwin in late July.

Navy hero awarded for bravery in 1969

Published on by Ms Simone Liebelt (author), SGT Pete Gammie (photographer)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters - South Australia, Commander Andrew Burnett, RAN, (left) presents Mr Lew Farkas, former RAN Sailor, the US Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. (photo: SGT Pete Gammie)

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters - South Australia, Commander Andrew Burnett, RAN, (left) presents Mr Lew Farkas, former RAN Sailor, the US Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

A former Royal Australian Navy sailor who has been awarded for his bravery in the aftermath of a tragic accident 50 years ago will never forget the fear he experienced that fateful morning.

Harman’s new CO - a Next Generation leader

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

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Captain David Luck, RAN (right) hands over 'the weight' to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander Amanda Howard, RAN, during the handover ceremony held at the Bonshaw Mess, HMAS Harman, ACT. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Harman, Captain David Luck, RAN (right) hands over 'the weight' to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander Amanda Howard, RAN, during the handover ceremony held at the Bonshaw Mess, HMAS Harman, ACT.

A diverse and wide-ranging career has led to many positive challenges for the new Commanding Officer of HMAS Harman.