Topic: Change of Command

Maritime Task Group Commander hands over after two busy years

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Captain Andrew Quinn, RAN, right, hands over ‘the weight’ to incoming Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain David Tietzel, CSM, RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The inaugural Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, CAPT Andrew Quinn, has handed over the role to CAPT David Tietzel following the successful completion of a two-year appointment.

Change of Command at Fleet Headquarters

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), ABIS Daniel Goodman (photographer), ABIS Leon Dafonte Fernandez (photographer)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABIS Daniel Goodman)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, receives the weight of command from Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN aboard HMAS Brisbane at anchor in Sydney Harbour.

In a small but poignant ceremony on board HMAS Brisbane, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AO, RAN hauled down his flag and passed the weight as Commander Australian Fleet to his successor, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, RAN.

Navy’s New Deputy Chief

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Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, hands over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, CSM, RAN, in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, AM, RAN, left, hands over the weight to newly appointed Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, CSM, RAN, in a ceremony at Navy Headquarters, Canberra.

The Royal Australian Navy officially welcomed Rear Admiral Christopher Smith, RAN, to the role of Deputy Chief of Navy and Head Navy People Training and Resources (HNPTAR) in a small ceremony in Canberra today.

Passing the gauntlet at 725 Squadron

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Outgoing Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander Stan Buckham, left, passes the gauntlet (the symbol of the Squadron) to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander James Hawley at a ceremony conducted in front of the Squadron and family members at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Outgoing Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander Stan Buckham, left, passes the gauntlet (the symbol of the Squadron) to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander James Hawley at a ceremony conducted in front of the Squadron and family members at HMAS Albatross.

725 Squadron has welcomed its new Commanding Officer, Commander James Hawley, at a ceremony conducted in front of the whole Squadron and family members at HMAS Albatross.

New National Commander for Navy Cadets

Published on by CMDR Stuart Wheeler (author and photographer)

Outgoing National Commander Royal Australian Navy Cadets (ANC), Captain Kerry Rayner OAM ANC at the promotion and handover ceremony for incoming National Commander ANC, Captain Martin Blume ANC, centre, with Director General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves (DGANCR), Commodore David Greaves RAN. (photo: CMDR Stuart Wheeler RAN)

Outgoing National Commander Royal Australian Navy Cadets (ANC), Captain Kerry Rayner OAM ANC at the promotion and handover ceremony for incoming National Commander ANC, Captain Martin Blume ANC, centre, with Director General Australian Navy Cadets and Reserves (DGANCR), Commodore David Greaves RAN.

After three years at the helm of the Royal Australian Navy Cadets (ANC), Captain Kerry Rayner OAM ANC handed over the role of National Commander ANC to newly promoted Captain Martin Blume ANC.

New DG ‘takes the con’ at Maritime Operations headquarters

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Commodore Matthew Buckley, CSC, RAN, presents Commodore Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, with ‘the con’ for Director General Maritime Operations at Headquarters Joint Operations Command, with personnel from Maritime Operations. (photo: LSIS Kieren Whiteley)

Commodore Matthew Buckley, CSC, RAN, presents Commodore Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN, with ‘the con’ for Director General Maritime Operations at Headquarters Joint Operations Command, with personnel from Maritime Operations.

As a milestone year for the Royal Australian Navy’s evolution towards concurrent task group operations draws to a close, the ‘con’ of Navy’s Maritime Operations organisation has transitioned from Commodore Matt Buckley to Commodore Darren Grogan.

The beat goes on with new Director of Navy Music

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Lieutenant Commander Steven Stanke, RAN, right, hands over the Royal Australian Navy Band sword to his successor, Lieutenant Commander Cassandra Mohapp, RAN, at the HMAS Kuttabul Heritage Centre. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Lieutenant Commander Steven Stanke, RAN, right, hands over the Royal Australian Navy Band sword to his successor, Lieutenant Commander Cassandra Mohapp, RAN, at the HMAS Kuttabul Heritage Centre.

After four years at the helm of the Royal Australian Navy Band, Lieutenant Commander Steven Stanke has handed over the Director of Music - Navy baton to Lieutenant Commander Cassandra Mohapp, at Garden Island in Sydney.

Navy officer takes command of Joint Health

Published on by Mrs Claudia Henry (author), Mr Jay Cronan (photographer)

Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, AO, handing over command of Joint Health Command to the incoming Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force, Rear Admiral Sarah Sharkey, RAN, CSC, during a parade at Campbell Park Offices, Canberra. (photo: Jay Cronan)

Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, AO, handing over command of Joint Health Command to the incoming Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force, Rear Admiral Sarah Sharkey, RAN, CSC, during a parade at Campbell Park Offices, Canberra.

The dual role of Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force and Commander Joint Health was formally handed over to Rear Admiral Sarah Sharkey from Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart on 4 December.

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.

Change of command for Navy's flagship

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Captain Ashley Papp, CSC, RAN, left, passes the weight to Commanding Officer Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN upon completion of the HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer supersession. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Captain Ashley Papp, CSC, RAN, left, passes the weight to Commanding Officer Captain Terry Morrison, DSM, RAN upon completion of the HMAS Canberra Commanding Officer supersession.

Captain Terry Morrison has joined HMAS Canberra as her fourth Commanding Officer, having previously served as Director Destroyers - a job which had him in charge of the Hobart Class project.