Mark Hammond (admiral)
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Mark Hammond Admiral

Mark Hammond
Service/branchRoyal Australian Navy
Years of service1986-present
RankRear Admiral
Commands heldFleet Command (2020-)
Deputy Chief of Navy (2018-20)
HMAS Farncomb
AwardsMember of the Order of Australia
Officer of the Legion of Merit (United States)

Rear Admiral Mark David Hammond, is a senior officer in the Royal Australian Navy. He served as Deputy Chief of Navy from 2018 to 2020, and was appointed Commander Australian Fleet in November 2020.

Naval career

Hammond joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1986 as a junior sailor electronics technician and attended recruit school at HMAS Cerberus. He was commissioned in 1988 and graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy in 1990.[1] He is known for his skill as a submarine commander.[2]

Hammond was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2018 Australia Day Honours for "exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in senior command and staff roles".[3]


  1. ^ "Rear Admiral Mark Hammond". Royal Australian Navy. Australian Government. 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "MEMBER (AM) IN THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA" (PDF). Governor-General of Australia (old website). Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Commodore Mark David HAMMOND RAN". It's An Honour. Retrieved 2021.
Military offices
Preceded by
Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead
Commander Australian Fleet
Preceded by
Rear Admiral Michael Noonan
Deputy Chief of Navy
Succeeded by

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