The Central Blue recently sought expressions of interest from passionate and dedicated Junior Officers, Enlisted and Australian Public Service (APS) to join The Central Blue Team. TCB Editorial Team were so impressed by the number and caliber of candidates, we decided to select three!
First-up; meet Ross Tindale!
FLTLT Ross Tindale joined the RAAF in 2009, graduating as an Airborne Electronics Analyst on the AP-3C Orion aircraft. Since then, Ross has commissioned, initially as a Sensor Employment Manager (ACO) on the Orion, and then training as a Co-Tactical Coordinator (COTAC) on the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Currently Ross is the SO3 PLANS at 92WG, a leadership and coaching facilitator, and is also a sessional lecturer at the University of South Australia in the aviation program.
Ross will bring planning and coordination experience to the Central Blue role, as well as another perspective on the RAAF and wider defence communities."
Ross will lead the new TCB Special Projects team. Keep an eye out in the new year for exciting new in-person and virtual events!
Assisting Ross in this new team is Grace Scholl.
FLTLT Grace is an Air Combat Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force who specialises in Air Battle Management. In 2019 she was patched as an Air Warfare Instructor, and is highly skilled at execution and integration at both a tactical and strategic level.
She has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Strategy and Security from UNSW@ADFA. Her interests include airpower, the civil-military relationship and national security. Grace hopes to bring some unique experiences to The Central Blue team and represent the junior voices of the ADF.
Last, but by no means least, we introduce Rebecca Durbin as the new Editorial Intern.
Leading Aircraftwoman Rebecca Durbin is an Air Intelligence Analyst in the Royal Australian Air Force. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and Networking. Her interests are in international relations, tactical military technology, and Australian military history. Rebecca expects to use her previous experience to assist The Central Blue in facilitating air power-focused discussion
Welcome to the team Ross, Grace and Rebecca!