Research Fellow

Angela Bond

Captain Bond was born in Ferntree Gully, Victoria and grew up Echuca, Victoria. Captain Bond joined the Woman's Royal Australian Navy in March 1980 at HMAS Creswell, later transferring to the Royal Australian Navy in 1985.

Initial training was followed with additional and consolidation training at HMAS CerberusPlatypusWatson and Harman. First posting as a Sub Lieutenant was to HMAS Moreton in 1982 followed by a posting to Defence Force Recruiting - Navy in Defence Headquarters. In 1984 Sub Lieutenant Bond was posted to Naval Headquarters North Australia Area to work with the Reserve Training Unit - Darwin.

In 1986, a posting to Naval Support Command in Sydney to the Command Personal Services Organisation as a Lieutenant involved responsibilities for a range of personnel support functions. This was followed by a posting as the Command Movements Officer with the exciting opportunity of organising transport and a range of other functions during the Australian Bicentenary.

A move to Canberra to Navy Headquarters in 1989 was followed by a posting to the Director General Movements and Transport staff in 1990. October 1991 saw Lieutenant Bond posted to a policy position in the Directorate of Naval Officers' Postings. This was followed by postings to the Directorate of Naval Warfare and Directorate of Naval Service Conditions before a posting to the Directorate of Personal Policy in Defence Headquarters.

During this period Lieutenant Commander Bond commenced tertiary education resulting in a Graduate Diploma in Employment Relations. This assisted in the next posting to HMAS Stirling in 1999 as the Human Resource Manager for Submariners.

The Australian Command and Staff Course was undertaken in 2002, followed by Commander Bond being posted to the Directorate of Naval Officers' Postings as the Manager Employment Policy responsible for officer entry boards, resignations and policy. The next posting was as the Director of Naval Organisational Culture in 2005.

Commander Bond was posted as the Defence Support - Fleet Base West, Base Support Manager in 2006, prior to her posting as Executive Officer, HMAS Stirling in 2009.

Commander Bond was posted to HQJTF633 in the Middle East as the J1 - Personnel. This position required management of all personnel matters relating to conditions of service, financial and non-financial, welfare arrangements, personnel issue management, workforce numbers and structure, and undertaking the role of JTF633 Mortuary Affairs Officer.

In February 2011 Captain Bond commenced her posting as Director Military Salary and Allowances - Policy in Canberra. Captain Bond assumed command of HMAS Stirling and as Senior Naval Officer - Western Australia on 17 December 2012.

During her Naval career Captain Bond has attained recognised qualifications of a Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies, Graduate Diploma in Employment Relations Masters in Management (Defence Studies) and a Masters in Business Administration.