Commander David Luck

Commander David Luck joined the Navy in 1982. On graduation from Naval College he undertook training in HMAS Supply, completed a Basic Supply Course and served as Deputy Supply Officer in HMAS Derwent. A series of shore logistics and staff postings followed. He returned to sea as Supply Officer in HMAS Newcastle and ashore as Supply Officer, HMAS Coonawarra. Luck was deployed to HQ Force Logistic Support Group as part of the International Force in East Timor operations in 1999-2000.

In 2002 Luck left Navy service and served as a priest in the Anglican Church. Parish ministry appointments included St John’s Wagga Wagga and the Parish of Merimbula-Pambula. Returning to Navy in 2010, Luck served as Chaplain to Navy’s Recruit School and HMAS Melbourne. In 2012 he deployed in Melbourne to the Middle East on Operation SLIPPER.

Returning to the Maritime Logistics Branch in 2014, Luck served with Joint Logistics Command in the Directorate of National Logistics. In 2015 he deployed to Operation RESOLUTE as the Logistics Commander. In January 2016 Luck was promoted Acting Captain and deployed to NATO operations in Afghanistan for 12 months, serving as the senior logistics advisor to the Afghan National Army General Staff (Logistics). For his work with US forces on this deployment Luck was awarded a US Meritorious Service Medal. Reverted to Commander in 2017, Luck served as the Deputy Director Navy Base Support Services in Navy Strategic Command.

Commander Luck assumed command of HMAS Harman in December 2017.