Topic: Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership Awards
In mid-December, naval engineering officer Lieutenant Commander Chris Maxworthy had the pleasure of a trip down memory lane, whilst taking time out to recognise students making memories of their own.
In far north Queensland, permanent and reserve members from HMAS Cairns have again put in a massive effort to cover the growing number of Long Tan Award requests from regional schools.
Navy volunteers are being sought to present the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards in secondary schools across the country.
Graduating from the Royal Australian Naval College with 104 peers was the culmination of a childhood dream for Midshipman Beau Taylor.
Lieutenant Commander Peter Button, Deputy Director - Fleet Support Contracts office, had the honour of presenting the 2015 Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards at Sydney’s Conservatorium High School in February during their annual speech night.
Located in regional Western Australia, Albany is home to final Australian port for many who created the Anzac legacy in the First World War, and the site of major commemorations in 2014 for the 100 anniversary of the departure of the 'Anzac Convoys'.
For Perth-born Training Systems Officer and former secondary school Japanese language teacher, Lieutenant Karen Thomson, delivering speeches at school assemblies and presenting awards to students is almost second nature. So when the opportunity to return to her roots to present two recipients with Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership Awards at Leeming Senior High School's Year 12 Valedictory Ceremony and Term 4 Assembly, Lieutenant Thomson did not hesitate to volunteer her time as a guest presenter.
Leading Seaman Musician Michael O’Loughlin returned to Mt Gravatt High State School in Queensland recently, to help recognise two outstanding students who received ADF Long Tan Awards for leadership and teamwork.
Camberwell High in Melbourne welcomed a naval officer to their annual awards evening recently, to help recognise the efforts of one of their students.
For Adelaide Hills Navy Reservist, Commander Steve Dunning, the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership Awards provided the perfect opportunity for him to engage with his local community.