The Commanders Respond: Royal Australian Navy

With rapidly changing technologies, the importance of a strong relationship between the navy and the defense science community—and by extension, with key allies—is crucial. Ensuring that the relationship remains strong and that this community remains engaged in a range of maritime-related research tasks is a key strategic objective. The navy must be open to technological and scientific opportunities that may include approaching old challenges in new ways.

Another strategic objective is to ensure that the RAN attracts its share of the national skilled workforce required to meet its mission objectives. That relies on sustaining both an attractive employment offer and an effective and contemporary culture that highlights the intangible elements of service in a modern and sophisticated combat force. Our “New Generation Navy” cultural change program, now in its third year, is central to that effort.

A final strategic objective for the navy is maintaining its hard-won reputation for operational excellence. That can be done only through top-quality training, including maximizing the use of simulation, to support the range of missions we may be called on to perform.

The next 20 years will be an exciting time for the Royal Australian Navy.

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