Lieutenant Commander Daniel Lindquist

LCDR Daniel Lindquist

Lieutenant Commander Daniel Lindquist was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Seaman Officer in 2006. Throughout his navigation and warfare training he served on HMA Ships Ballarat, Norman, and Gascoyne, where he was awarded his Bridge Warfare Certificate during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE. Lieutenant Commander Lindquist consolidated his training on board HMAS Success before completing the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Officer (MCDO) course in December 2012. 

On completion of his MCDO course, Lieutenant Commander Lindquist posted to the Submarine Escape Training Facility as the Officer in Charge (OIC) and Deputy Submarine Escape and Rescue Manager, where he was later awarded an Australia Day Medallion for his efforts during Exercise BLACK CARILLON and progression of the submarine recompression chamber capability.

In 2015, Lieutenant Commander Lindquist was posted to HMAS Gascoyne as the Diving Officer prior to deploying to Operation MANITOU as the N5 lead planner to CTF 52, the Mine Countermeasures Squadron, in Bahrain in 2016. He was awarded an ADF silver commendation by CJTF 633 for his contributions to countering the emerging mine threat in the Red Sea prior to posting to the AUSMCDGRP as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Staff Officer in 2017.

Lieutenant Commander Lindquist assumed the role as the OIC of the Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Clearance element at Australian Clearance Diving Team ONE throughout 2018, leading an operationally deployable element of 21 personnel to Operation ATLAS, the ADF contribution to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

Prior to assuming Command of HMAS Larrakia (II) in December 2019, Lieutenant Commander Lindquist served as the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Staff Officer at the Australian Maritime Warfare Centre.