Fleet boss visits Albatross

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer speaks with Commander Alan Moore during a tour of 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer speaks with Commander Alan Moore during a tour of 723 Squadron at HMAS Albatross.

JUST days into his new appointment as Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer made his first official visit to HMAS Albatross, addressing members of the command team and touring the Fleet Air Arm’s squadrons.

He shared with personnel his priorities for the fleet – the Four Ps – people, platforms, professionalism and pride.

“They are the cornerstones of my command philosophy,” Rear Admiral Mayer said.

Commander Australian Fleet is a senior appointment in the Australian Defence Force, responsible for leading and commanding all of navy’s combat forces and maritime operations.

Rear Admiral Mayer said one of his first priorities was to visit fleet units.

“I’m committed to getting out, learning about, and being involved in the operation of various RAN units,” he said.

“The main objectives were to introduce myself to the aviation community in order to build and strengthen the relationship, and also to share my mandate as Commander Australian Fleet.”

Fleet Air Arm commander Commodore Vince Di Pietro said it was pleasing to spend time with the newly appointed Fleet Commander.  

“I personally came away with two messages – a clear picture of his expectations of our need to manage our people and platforms and for us to do so with, professionalism and pride,” he said.

“The second was to maintain the momentum of the last five years of hard work of New Generation Navy, and increasing seaworthiness by optimising our operational aviation capability with ships and submarines.”

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