Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Winners announced for submariner competition

future submarine program

Minister for Defence Personnel, Darren Chester has announced the eight winners of Defence’s national competition to experience a career as a submariner, a program that the minister said offered “a great first step toward a career within the Royal Australian Navy and the extraordinary submarine service”.

Minister for Defence Personnel, Darren Chester has announced the eight winners of Defence’s national competition to experience a career as a submariner, a program that the minister said offered “a great first step toward a career within the Royal Australian Navy and the extraordinary submarine service”.

The competition received nearly 200 entries, and Minister Chester congratulated the winners:

  • Damon Dawson, 19, Cessnock (NSW)
  • Sarah Cox, 18, Darwin (NT)
  • Jack Evans, 18, Gold Coast (Qld)
  • Katelyn Mayne, 20, Hobart (Tas)
  • Tahlia Purdie, 25, Melbourne (Vic)
  • Kirkley Whiting, 19, Esperance (WA)
  • Noah Edberg, 27, Harrison (ACT)
  • Melvin Wong, 23, Brompton (SA)

To enter, participants were asked to explain in 50 words or less the submariner role that they would choose, and why.

“Today our competition winners explored Australia’s largest Navy base, HMAS Stirling, in Garden Island, Western Australia,” Mr Chester said.
 
“They experienced Navy simulators at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, testing their fitness during a physical training session, honing their skills on the Weapon Training Simulation System and observing where Australia’s submariners work, on-board HMAS Sheean.
 
“I congratulate them on taking this opportunity to learn about the great career opportunities on offer beneath the surface.
 
“They have seen for themselves that the environment is unique and while the space is limited, the experience is vast.”

Winners announced for submariner competition
Future-Submarine-Program.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

 

more from defence connect

Sep 25 2020
Consumer calls for ‘ethical manufacturing’ perfect to shift policy dialogue
Growing concerns about global exploitation of cheap labour have seen an increasing number of busines...
Jack Kormas
Sep 24 2020
PODCAST: LAND 129 Phase 3 and supporting sovereign UAS capabilities – Jack Kormas, managing director, Textron Systems Australia
While much of the focus for sovereign industrial capabilities has been for Defence’s big-ticket it...
Raytheon Australia announces team of Aussie SMEs for LAND 129 bid
Sep 24 2020
Raytheon Australia announces team of Aussie SMEs for LAND 129 bid
Raytheon Australia has announced its team of 10 Australian SMEs to deliver a fully sovereign Austra...
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network