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Stuart Campbell Mayer
Allegiance  Australia
Service/branch  Royal Australian Navy
Years of service 1984 – present (38 years)
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held Commander Australian Fleet
HMAS Anzac
HMAS Canberra
Battles/wars Gulf War
International Force for East Timor
Iraq War
Awards Conspicuous Service Cross & Bar
Commendation for Distinguished Service
Meritorious Service Medal (United States)

Rear Admiral Stuart Campbell Mayer  RAN is a senior officer in the Royal Australian Navy and has been the Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT) since 12 June 2014.[1]

Naval career

Mayer joined the Royal Australian Naval College in 1984 as a seaman specialist, on completion of initial training Mayer gained Bridge Watch-keeping Certificates on board the HMAS Gladstone and HMAS Darwin (FFG-04). Mayer completed training as an Air Intercept Controller (AIC) and returned to sea in HMA ships Canberra and Sydney, including service aboard HMAS Sydney as Air Intercept Control Officer and Boarding Officer during that ship's operational deployment to the Persian Gulf during the 1990–91 Gulf War.[2]

In 1993 Mayer commenced training as a Principal Warfare Officer (Direction) and graduated with distinction in 1994. As Direction Officer, Mayer served in both HMAS Canberra and HMAS Adelaide undertaking a wide range of regional deployments and operations, including service as the Task Unit Operations Officer during Operation Stabilise – ADF operations in support of East Timorese independence.[2]

In January 2000 he was promoted to commander and posted to the United States as the first ADF Liaison officer to US Joint Forces Command based in Norfolk, Virginia. Mayer returned from the United States in mid-2002 and assumed command of HMAS Canberra continuing an association with that ship that included service in every rank from trainee to Commanding Officer.[2]

Mayer left HMAS Canberra in July 2004 and was promoted to the rank of captain and assumed the position of Chief Staff Officer (Operations) at Maritime Headquarters (MHQ) Australia in January 2005. While posted to MHQ, Mayer was seconded to the Australian Maritime Deployable HQ staff for duties as Commander Task Group 58.1 – Northern Arabian Gulf [sic] Maritime Security Operations Commander. Mayer returned to MHQ in October 2005, resuming duties as Chief Staff Officer (Operations).[2]

In January 2007 Mayer attended the Australian Defence College and read for a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies. He assumed command of RAN frigate, HMAS Anzac in December 2007 and completed deployments to exercise RIMPAC and to Southeast Asia as the Commander of the RAN Task Group. Mayer left Anzac in mid-2009, was promoted to commodore and appointed Commander of the multi-national International Stabilisation Force (ISF) in East Timor on 24 October 2009. Mayer returned to Sydney after this appointment and assumed duties as Commodore Flotillas at Fleet Headquarters in April 2010.[2]

Honours and awards

CSC & Bar (Australia) ribbon.png Commendation for Distinguished Service (Aust) ribbon.png

Australian Active Service Medal ribbon.png INTERFET Medal ribbon.png Iraq Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Service Medal ribbon.png

DFSM with Rosette x 3.png Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Us sa-kwlib rib.png Meritorious Service ribbon.svg

CSC & Bar (Australia) ribbon.png Conspicuous Service Cross & Bar (CSC & Bar) 2008,[3] 2012[2][4]
Commendation for Distinguished Service (Aust) ribbon.png Commendation for Distinguished Service 2006 [2][5]
Australian Active Service Medal ribbon.png Australian Active Service Medal [2]
INTERFET Medal ribbon.png International Force East Timor Medal [2]
Iraq Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Iraq Medal [2]
Australian Service Medal ribbon.png Australian Service Medal [2]
DFSM with Rosette x 3.png Defence Force Service Medal with 4 clasps (30–35 Years Service)[2]
Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Defence Medal [2]
Us sa-kwlib rib.png Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) [2]
Meritorious Service ribbon.svg Meritorious Service Medal (United States) [2]
Meritorious Unit Citation with Federation Star [2]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Rear Admiral Tim Barrett
Commander Australian Fleet
2014 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent


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