Captain Robyn Phillips

CAPT Robyn Phillips

Captain Robyn Phillips, RAN joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Seaman Officer in 1990 and graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy in 1992. After consolidating her Bridge Watchkeeping Certificate in the Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Darwin, she specialised in meteorology and oceanography in 1998. During her career as a Maritime Geospatial Officer, she worked as a forecaster supporting maritime and aviation operations, and has been the officer in charge of both the Naval Air Station Weather and Oceanography Centre at HMAS Albatross and the Operational Meteorology and Oceanography Centre at HMAS Kuttabul.

In 2008 Captain Phillips attended the Australian Command and Staff College and was awarded the Chief of Navy prize for the Navy single service component of the course. After working as the Personal Staff Officer for Deputy Chief of Navy in 2009, she completed a one-year secondment to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as a Defence Liaison Officer. Postings as Commanding Officer at HMAS Waterhen and as the Deputy Director for Sailors Career Management at the Navy People Career Management Agency in Canberra followed.

Captain Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours (Computer Science) from the University of New South Wales (ADFA) and a Master of Science with Distinction (Physical Oceanography) from the United States Navy’s Naval Postgraduate School.

Captain Phillips assumed command of HMAS Albatross in December 2019.