In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Raymond recounts that almost half of her life has been spent within the Royal Australian Navy. Joining host Phil Tarrant, LCDR Raymond reflects on this time, discussing the recruitment process, her first day in uniform and the change that she has seen in the sector since.
LCDR Raymond reveals the decisions that shaped her career path within Navy and discusses her role today, which sees her working as Staff Officer to Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, who also recently appeared on the show.
Believing now to be an exciting time to be in Defence and the defence industry, LCDR Raymond reveals what is next for her career, how they are ensuring that top talent stays within RAN, and the shift taking place in the hiring of new recruits.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:
Episode 265: PODCAST: Aviation wrap-up — RAAF evolution, military training, maintenance & procurement
Episode 264: PODCAST: News Brief — Defence breathes new life into Collins Class fleet
Episode 263: PODCAST: Glen Ferrarotto, founder of Ironside Recruiting
Episode 262: PODCAST: Land Forces 2021 — Defence Connect’s deputy editor Liam Garman, and news editor Charbel Kadib
Episode 261: PODCAST: The art of the possible — Gabby Costigan, CEO of BAE Systems Australia
Episode 260: INSIGHT: Backing AIC — Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price & shadow minister Matt Keogh
Episode 259: INSIGHT: Responding to new security challenges – John Blaxland, Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, ANU
Episode 258: INSIGHT: A blueprint for national resilience — Senator James Paterson
Episode 257: PODCAST: Strengthening the defence ecosystem — Scott Carpendale, VP and MD of Boeing Defence Australia
Episode 256: INSIGHT: The future of air power with Northrop Grumman chief executive Chris Deeble and leading defence science expert Dr Jackie Craig