Lieutenant Commander Clint Baird

LCDR Clint Baird

Lieutenant Commander Clint Baird joined the Royal Australian Navy in 2001 from Kiama, New South Wales, enlisting as a Combat Systems Operator Sailor. He served at sea in HMA Ships Canberra, Newcastle and Kanimbla, and with the Deployable Joint Force Headquarters - Maritime, making the rank of Leading Seaman prior to gaining Commission as a Maritime Warfare Officer in 2006.

During his Maritime Warfare Officer training Lieutenant Commander Baird served in HMA Ships Darwin and Melbourne before attaining his Bridge Warfare Certificate in HMAS Melbourne. Further sea service was conducted in HMA Ships Melbourne, Kanimbla and Newcastle as a Maritime Warfare Officer. In 2011 the then Lieutenant Baird deployed to the Middle East Region initially as Staff Officer to the Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 633 but was then reassigned to a role on the ground in support of Coalition Forces in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan.

Upon return from Afghanistan, Lieutenant Baird undertook an instructional position at HMAS Watson in the Bridge Simulator prior to completing Principal Warfare Officers’ course. He served as the Operations Officer in HMA Ships Huon and Choules. Clint was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in January 2019 and posted to Maritime Operations as the N53 Surface Force Planner responsible for the development and management of the Fleet Activity Schedule as well as representing Navy at joint service, international and other Government planning forums. Having deployed extensively throughout the Middle East and Indo-Pacific region, Lieutenant Commander Baird assumed Command of ADV Cape Fourcroy Port Crew in July 2021.