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August 2014: Chief of Navy and Wellington Naval Reserves welcomes Navy’s newest Doctor

Chief of Navy RADM Jack Steer with Surgeon Lt Greg Brown

The 12th of August was a very special day for the Navy’s newest doctor, Surgeon LT Greg Brown RNZNVR, and for Wellington Naval Reserves HQ HMNZS OLPHERT when the Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jack Steer paid a call to formally promote him, following Greg’s successful completion of the RNZN Specialist Officer Induction Course.

 

Ably assisted by Greg’s wife, Julie, and children, Isaac (8), Abigail (7) and Matthew (5), Rear Admiral Steer changed over Greg’s rank slides from Midshipman to Surgeon LT on the Main Deck of OLPHERT, where the personnel welcomed Greg on board as their new Medical Officer.

 

Image Right: Chief of Navy RADM Jack Steer with Surgeon Lt Greg Brown

 

Originally from Sheffield, UK, where he completed his medical and General Practice training, Greg emigrated to New Zealand in 2011, and has been working as a civilian Medical Officer at the Trentham Medical Treatment Centre since June 2013.  “Joining the Naval Reserve is an exciting prospect for me,” Greg says. “It’s about having the opportunity to serve the organisation and my adoptive country more broadly, potentially practise medicine in some unique situations, and learn some new skills along the way.  My wife is already impressed at the standard of cleaning and ironing I can now attain, following my stint at Whangaparaoa.  OLPHERT have been very welcoming, and I’m looking forward to playing an active role in the Unit.” 

 

 

 
Surgeon LT Greg Brown with his wife and Family
Image Above: Surgeon LT Greg Brown with his wife Julie and Family
Chief of Navy with Family promote Surgeon Lt Greg Brown.
Image Above: Surgeon LT Greg Brown with his wife Julie and Family
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