Monday, February 7, 2011


Echuca’s Angela Bond has just been promoted to Navy Captain and it happened not while she was at sea, but while she was surrounded by the desert sands of the Middle East.
CAPT Angela Bond.
Now Angela has joined a select number of women to have achieved the rank of Captain in the Royal Australian Navy.
“I grew up in Echuca and went to St Mary’s Primary and St Joseph’s College before finishing my schooling at Echuca High School,” said Angela.
“After school I joined the Woman’s Royal Australian Navy in March 1980 but, when it was disbanded in 1985, I [was one of many women sailors who] transferred to the Royal Australian Navy.”
Rising steadily through the ranks in a career centered mainly on dealing with personnel policy and issues, she transferred to the Management Executive Primary Qualification in 2010 as the first in this area to wear the rank of Captain.
Angela’s six months in the Middle East are now coming to an end. It was a very difficult time in which she had to deal with the repatriation of Australian soldiers killed in action. She is looking forward to returning home and enjoying time with her family.
“I’m really looking forward to getting home to my husband, John, and our four kids, Amy (25), Averil (20), Ethan (15) and Nathaniel (11),” she said.
In February Angela will move to Canberra to take up the role of Director Military Salaries and Allowances Policy.
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