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 279: PODCAST: Unpacking AUKUS — Australia’s nuclear submarine deal
Episode 278: PODCAST: A different vision for Australian defence industry, with shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh
Episode 277: PODCAST: The future of Australia’s space industry with Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space
Episode 276: PODCAST SPECIAL EPISODE: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health with David Coleman, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Episode 275: PODCAST: Discussing LAND 125 Phase 4 with Babcock’s Craig Schwartz
Episode 274: PODCAST: Securing Australia’s missile sovereignty with Jim McDowell, Group CEO of Nova Systems, and Dr Ben Greene, Group CEO of EOS
Episode 273: PODCAST: BrothersNBooks, bibliotherapy and the world’s coolest readathon – CAPT Dylan Conway
Episode 272: PODCAST: Building Australia’s future defence force – Brigadier Ian Langford
Episode 271: PODCAST: Preparing for instability in the Indo-Pacific – Senator Jim Molan
Episode 270: PODCAST: News wrap – TS 21 in full swing; SMEs secure new defence contracts