Previous Chiefs of Navy

The following list chronologically records those who have held the post of Chief of Navy.

List of Previous Chiefs of Navy

VADM Ray Griggs
(2011 - 2014)

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs

Vice Admiral Griggs was born in Homebush NSW in 1961. He joined the Adelaide Port Division of the Royal Australian Navy Reserve in 1978 as a radio operator and entered the Royal Australian Naval...

VADM Russ Crane
(2008 - 2011)

Vice Admiral Russell Harry Crane

Russell Harry 'Russ' Crane was born in Southport, Queensland on 11 June 1954 and began his naval career as a Junior Recruit at HMAS Leeuwin in 1970, training as an Electrical Mechanic in aircraft...

VADM Russ Shalders
(2005 - 2008)

Vice Admiral Russell Edward Shalders

Russell Edward (Russ) Shalders joined the Royal Australian Naval College at Jervis Bay from Victoria in 1967. After sea training he undertook Operations and Weapons courses in the United Kingdom. On...

VADM Christopher Angus Ritchie
(2002 - 2005)

Vice Admiral Christopher Angus Ritchie

Christopher 'Chris' Angus Ritchie was born in East Melbourne, Victoria on 16 January 1949. Chris Ritchie graduated from the RAN College at Jervis Bay in 1968. He received further training at sea and...

VADM David John Shackleton
(1999 - 2002)

Vice Admiral David John Shackleton

David Shackleton was born in Leeds, UK on 2 March 1948, and joined the RAN in 1966. He served almost continuously at sea from 1967 to 1979 in a range of HMA Ships, as well as undergoing training in...

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