Captain Moses Raudino

CAPT Moses Raudino

Captain Moses Raudino, CSC, ADC, RAN migrated from Sicily with immediate family in the mid-1960s. Prior to joining the RAN, he was a secondary teacher and learning facilitator with a private training firm in Melbourne; in 1996, he joined the VCE management team at the Victorian Board of Studies. His current appointment as a Principal Training Specialist in the RAN is therefore his third career.

Captain Raudino initially served as a Naval Reserve sailor (radio operator) in HMA Ships Lonsdale and Bayonet and TS Gayundah (1980-86). In 1997, he re-joined as a Naval Control of Shipping Officer and in 1999 deployed on a brief operational posting as liaison officer with the Italian LPD ITS San Giusto providing sealift between Darwin and East Timor.

In 2001, Captain Raudino posted to HMAS Creswell as an instructor with the Royal Australian Naval College (RANC) and transferred to the RAN in 2002. Captain Raudino has held key training-related positions including Manager, Royal Australian Navy Training Systems School (2005-06), on promotion to Lieutenant Commander; Manager, Training Systems-Aviation in HMAS Albatross (2006-07); Training Manager in HMAS Kanimbla (2007-09); and, Head of Training Services Faculty, TA-LOG HMAS Cerberus in 2010.

In addition to key Training Systems roles, Captain Raudino served as Executive Officer, HMAS Coonawarra (2010-2012), and in November 2012 deployed on operational service with ASC 3 as a United Nations Military Observer in the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). On return to Australia in May 2013 Captain Raudino posted to HMAS Creswell, first as Head, Management and Strategic Studies Faculty, and then as Senior Training Specialist (2014). On promotion to Commander in 2016 he was appointed Deputy Director Training Systems, Training Force Headquarters (2016-17); Training Commander, RANC and Deputy Director Training Authority-Initial Training Leadership and Management (2018-19); and then, as Deputy Director War College Curriculum in ADC (2020), prior to assuming command of HMAS Coonawarra in December 2020.

Captain Raudino is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff Course-Joint (2015); he holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology, a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Master in Military and Defence Studies and a Master of Business. In 2021, Captain Raudino was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list with a Conspicuous Service Cross for his work in Navy Training during his tenure as the Training Commander of the RANC.