Previous Commanders Australian Fleet

The following list chronologically records those who have held the post of Commander Australian Fleet.

List of Previous Commanders Australian Fleet

(2022 - 2022)

Rear Admiral Jonathan Earley

Rear Admiral Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, assumed the role of Deputy Chief of the Royal Australian Navy on the 16th of December 2022. Rear Admiral Jonathan Earley was born in Perth, Western Australia,...

VADM Mark Hammond
(2020 - 2022)

Vice Admiral Mark Hammond

Vice Admiral Mark Hammond, AO, RAN joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1986 as an Electronics Technician, before commissioning as a Naval Officer in 1988. Graduating from the Australian Defence Force...

VADM Jonathan Mead
(2018 - 2020)

Vice Admiral Jonathan Dallas Mead

Jonathan Dallas Mead joined the Royal Australian Naval College in 1984 and graduated in 1986 with a Diploma of Applied Science. He specialised in Mine Clearance Diving and Explosive Ordnance Disposal...

VADM Stuart Mayer
(2014 - 2018)

Vice Admiral Stuart Campbell Mayer

Stuart Campbell Mayer joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1984 and commenced training as a Seaman Officer. He gained his Bridge Watchkeeping Certificates in the patrol boat HMAS Gladstone and...

VADM Tim Barrett
(2011 - 2014)

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1976 as a Seaman Officer and later specialised in aviation. A dual-qualified officer, Vice Admiral Barrett served in His...

RADM Steve Gilmore
(2009 - 2011)

Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore

Steve Gilmore joined the Royal Australian Navy as a junior entry Cadet Midshipman in 1977. After receiving his full Bridge Watchkeeping Certificate in 1983, he was posted as an officer of the watch...

RADM Nigel Coates
(2007 - 2009)

Rear Admiral Nigel Coates

Nigel Stephen Coates was born on 8 March 1959 and entered the Royal Australian Naval College in 1975, graduating from initial training with the Queen's Gold Medal as the dux of his graduating year....

RADM Davyd Thomas
(2005 - 2007)

Rear Admiral Davyd Rhys Thomas

Davyd Rhys Thomas was born and raised in Newcastle and joined the Navy in 1974. A graduate of the RAN College, he served as a Seaman Officer in a wide variety of platforms, including patrol boats,...

(2004 - 2005)

Rear Admiral Rowan Carlisle Moffitt

Rowan Moffitt was born in Sydney on 29 November 1955 and educated there prior to entering the Royal Australian Naval College as a senior entry Midshipman in 1974; graduating at the end of 1975. After...

(2002 - 2004)

Rear Admiral Raydon William Gates

Raydon Gates entered the Royal Australian Naval College in 1972 as a senior entry Midshipman and graduated in 1974. His early career was spent primarily at sea serving in more than 15 ships with two...