Justin Jones | Commodore Training
Royal Australian Navy - Training Force | Australia

Justin Jones, Commodore Training, Royal Australian Navy - Training Force

Commodore Justin Jones is a Principal Warfare Officer specialised in surface warfare and advanced navigation. He assumed the position of Commodore Training on 25 November 2016 and is responsible for all individual and collective training across the Royal Australian Navy. His previous positions include time as a navigation instructor and an exchange posting within Flag Officer Sea Training in the UK. He was the inaugural Navy Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy and then director of the navy’s think tank, the Sea Power Centre – Australia from December 2011 to August 2014, during which he edited A Maritime School of Strategic Thought for Australia: Perspectives. Commodore Jones commanded HMAS Newcastle 2009-10; and HMAS Success 2014-16 during which the ship deployed on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East region. Commodore Jones holds a Master of Management Studies, a Master of Arts in Strategy and Policy, and is reading for a PhD in Maritime Strategy.


Workplace Learning Day 1 @ 15:55

Train to Fight and Win at Sea

Navy training and education is a key enabler in the achievement of navy’s mission ‘to fight and win at sea’. Navy training is expansive. It is conducted at multiple disparate locations across Australia and overseas, with an annual trainee throughput of approximately 80,000.

At a time of unprecedented growth in the navy’s fleet, Training Force is responsible to train and educate sailors and officers to meet this mission. Navy training can only achieve this through professional diligence and the delivery of quality training and learning experiences. Training Force is meeting these challenges through a number of key activities, in particular:
  1. Ensuring a systematic approach to introducing training associated with new platforms and systems,
  2. Exploiting new training technologies and techniques to improve learning efficiency, effectiveness and trainee satisfaction,
  3. Optimising the efficiency and effectiveness of training pipelines,
  4. Professionalising our training staff, and
  5. Improving our governance
The navy is not on this journey alone. Training Force uses a number of commercial contractors and government training and education providers. These arrangements are becoming more common and more complex as our training continues to evolve. The nature of our unique operating environment and the training that supports it bring challenges in implementation and management that touch most, if not all, of the areas being explored and discussed at this conference. For the navy and its civilian partners, smart, innovative solutions are no longer a ‘nice-to-have’, they are a ‘must-have’.
last published: 15/May/19 01:25 GMT

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