In 2016, the Australian Naval Institute (ANI) created an award to honour an individual or individuals from Australian industry who have made an outstanding contribution to the capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy. This award was named the “McNeil Prize” in honour of RADM Percival McNeil CB RAN. The winner of the inaugural Prize in 2016 was Mr Ian Croser AM, the co-founder of CEA Technologies. The citation for Mr Croser read: “Mr Croser, through his remarkable vision, perseverance, determination and a dogged desire for excellence had successfully developed unique radar and communications systems from the ground up. As a consequence the RAN, the ADF and the nation are now reaping significant benefits from his prodigious engineering talent and technical leadership”. The criteria for the prize are: • the nominee is an individual or individuals from Australian industry; • the nominee has made a significant contribution to the capabilities of…Read More
As soon as bookings open for ANI events, you will be able to book online on this site. Non-ANI links will appear when available.
A PDF of this calendar can be downloaded by clicking here. February 22 Feb IRS – 2017 National Security Careers Night 23 Feb Lessons Learned from the Battle for Mosul by Professor Clive Williams, Australian Defence College 28Feb-5Mar Avalon Air Show 2017 March 2 Mar SDSC – The Grand Strategy of ‘Empty Space’: the Northwest Frontier and the ‘Great Game, 1864-1907 at ANU. 7 Mar ACSACS – South Vietnamese Soldiers Memories of the Vietnam War and After at ADFA/UNSW Canberra 15 Mar ASPI – State of the Region Masterclass April 4 Apr ACSACS – The Long Road Book Launch at ADFA/UNSW Canberra 13 Apr ASPI – An Evening with Senator Nick Xenophon 27 Apr ANI – Maritime Event – HMAS Albatross May 3 May ANI/USI ACT – Lunchtime Presentation by Dr Michael Epkenhans and Colonel Dr Gerhardt Gross at R1 Theatrette (ANI/USI ACT) 4 May Great…Read More
This is the full text of the Vernon Parker Oration given by former Defence Minister and Australian Ambassador to the US, the Honourable Kim Beazley, in Canberra on 22 June 2016.Read More
This event is booked out Apologies but this event has been booked out. You may apply to go on a waiting list by contacting the Secretariat:Read More
Naval Studies Group and the Australian Centre For The Study of Armed Conflict and Society (ACSACS) invites you to a one-day workshop. Aim: The Naval History Workshop brings together a diverse range of people interested in the study and writing of Australian and global naval history. It is the first formal activity of the Naval Studies Group recently established within ACSACS at the University of NSW in Canberra (ADFA).Read More
The ANI will hold a maritime event to be held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra. The theme is future operations of the new Fleet Air Arm. The event would combine presentations by Navy and industry, an open forum and tours of aircraft and facilities.
Further details will be promulgated when finalized.
This year’s seminar is titled Maritime Operations in the Littoral. Speakers will be drawn from senior levels of Defence, academia, industry and the media. The intention is for the proceedings to be both recorded and later published by ACSACS.
A draft program of the Goldrick Seminar will be published shortly and bookings will able to be made from mid-August.
The event will also see the launch by the Chief of Navy of the book Bravo Zulu: Honours and Awards to Australian Naval People Volume 1, 1900-1974 by Ian Pfennigwerth.Read More
In the wake of al-Qaeda’s attacks on the United States in September 2001 Australia embarked on a military-led campaign in Afghanistan and Iraq. But few, if any, envisaged it would turn out to be Australia’s longest war. How did this happen? This conference explores how it came about that between 2001 and 2014 over 50,000 members of the Australian Defence Force fought in the Middle East Area of Operations…‘War in the Sand Pit’.Read More
Find out what’s new in looking after the old with Stuart Kelly, President of The International Institute of Obsolescence Management.Read More