ANI council president Greg Sammut has been promoted to Rear Admiral from this month. Some highlights of his career have been the command of Combined Task Force 150 in 2010-11.
CTF-150 is one of three task forces operated by Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) from a 25-nation coalition based in Bahrain. Its purpose is to help create a lawful and stable maritime environment free from terrorism, smuggling and other illegal activities across an area of two million square miles, covering the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman.
Previously Rear Admiral Sammut was commanding officer of HMAS Toowoomba.
Australian Naval Institute (ANI)
The ANI was formed and incorporated in the ACT in 1975 as a self-supporting and non-profit making organisation to provide a forum for Naval Officers and others interested in maritime affairs.
The main objectives of the Institute are:
- to encourage and promote the advancement of knowledge related to the Navy and the maritime profession; and
- to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas concerning subjects related to the Navy and the maritime profession.
Views and opinions expressed in the Journal of the Australian Naval Institute, Headmark, are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Institute, the Royal Australian Navy or the Australian Defence Organisation. The aim of the ANI Council is to enourage discussion, dissemination of information, comment and opinion and the advancement of the professional knowledge concerning Naval and maritime matters.
The ANI has a very active schedule of events for members not only in Canberra but also around the country. Events like the Vernon Parker Oration are held annually to provide a vehicle for notable Australian and overseas speakers to address the members attending the Annual Dinner.
Pacific 2013 International Maritime Conference
7-9 October 2013. SYDNEY CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE DARLING HARBOUR
For the flyer, follow this link.
For the program and registration follow this link.
The latest book review from Headmark (Issue 147) are here.
Please follow the links to the obituary to CDRE Robertson