Mr John Perryman

Mr John Perryman, CSM

John Perryman joined the Royal Australian Navy in January 1980 as a 16 year old Junior Recruit. During a career spanning 25 years he attained the rank of Warrant Officer Signals Yeoman and later commissioned as a Lieutenant. Throughout his service he saw much of the world and participated in numerous exercises and operations that included operational deployments to Somalia, Bougainville and East Timor.

John transferred to the Naval Reserve in November 2004 when he took up the position in the Australian Public Service firstly as the Senior Naval Historical Officer and then as the Director of Strategic and Historical Studies at the Sea Power Centre - Australia. He is the co-author of ‘Australia’s Navy in Vietnam’ and author of ‘Kit Muster, Uniforms Badges & Categories of the Australian Navy 1865-1953’. He has also made numerous written contributions to a wide range of historical publications.

Director of Strategic and Historical Studies