Lieutenant Commander Alexander Callan

Lieutenant Commander Alexander Callan

Lieutenant Commander Alexander Callan was born in Melbourne, Victoria and joined the Royal Australian Navy in 2008 soon after completing high school. From 2009 he studied at the Australian Defence Force Academy, graduating in 2011. Lieutenant Commander Callan returned to the Fleet in 2012 to continue the Junior Warfare Application Course, where he conducted training in the Heavy Landing Craft HMAS Balikpapan. In 2012, he was awarded his Bridge Warfare Certificate and posted to HMAS Sydney (IV).

Lieutenant Commander Callan served as an Officer of the Watch in Sydney and Melbourne from 2012-2015. During this time he conducted an operational deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations.

Lieutenant Commander Callan commenced duties as a Divisional Officer at the Australian Defence Force Academy in 2015, providing military instruction to new entry cadet officers from across the three services. During this period Lieutenant Commander Callan completed service in HMAS Parramatta prior to commencing Principal Warfare Officer’s course at HMAS Watson, graduating in 2018 as a PWO - Surface Warfare.

Following PWO course graduation, Lieutenant Commander Callan completed AEGIS Combat System training in the United States prior to commencing duties as the commissioning Signals Communications Officer in HMAS Brisbane.

Following this posting, Lieutenant Commander Callan assumed duties as the Operations Officer in HMAS Hobart in 2020 and completed a Regional Presence Deployment throughout South East Asia before commencing duties at the Destroyer Capability Group in 2021.

Lieutenant Commander Callan’s sea service includes HMA Ships Manoora, Balikpapan, Sydney (IV), Melbourne, Parramatta, Brisbane and Hobart. In December 2022 Lieutenant Commander Callan assumed Command of HMAS Albany, an Armidale Class Patrol Boat based out of Darwin.