The Role of Engineering in the Royal Australian Air Force

Gain insight into the range of platforms the Royal Australian Air Force operates and the part that engineering plays in military capability.
The Role of Engineering in the Royal Australian Air Force

Join us at this event to gain insight into the range of platforms the Royal Australian Air Force operates and the part that engineering plays in military capability.

Air Force engineers lead an engineering team to help create and deliver Australian Defence Force (ADF) capability by applying engineering principles to acquire, sustain, maintain, and manage technology. They work on state-of-the-art aircraft, infrastructure, weapons and related aviation ground combat support systems. They also operate within a defined engineering management framework comprising relevant ADF regulations and procedural guidance.

This industry event will feature a keynote presentation by senior military engineer Wing Commander Herman Wong on how and where Air Force engineers are engaged. Wing Commander Wong will also share some insight from his experience on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program and his time spent at an operational squadron with the C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter. SQNLDR Aaron Jozelich will join Wing Commander Wong as a speaker.

Joined by Squadron Leader Michelle Bright from Defence Force Recruiting, these engineers will take part in a Q&A and respond to live audience questions.

Preliminary Program

1745 - 1800 – Registration
1800 – 1805 – Welcome Address
1805 – 1915 – Presentations
1915 –1930 – Audience Q&A

Speaker

 

Commander Herman Wong

Wing Commander Herman Wong joined the Royal Australian Air Force as an electronics engineering officer cadet in 1998, graduating from the Australian Defence Force Academy with honours in Electrical Engineering.

In 2002 he was posted to 37 Squadron at RAAF Base Richmond as a maintenance officer on C-130J Hercules aircraft. This was followed by a posting to the Air Lift Systems Program Officer where he served in a range of logistics, design, project management, certification and engineering management roles.

In 2010 he was posted to the Directorate of Personnel - Air Force in Canberra where he managed the careers of Air Force engineering officers. Wing Commander Wong was posted to the F-35 Joint Program Office in Virginia USA in 2012 as a program manager for production of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Upon return to Australia, he completed Australian Command and Staff Course in 2016, graduating at the top of the Air Force class.

In 2017, Wing Commander Wong's association with air mobility was rekindled when he returned to RAAF Base Richmond as the Senior Engineering Officer at 35 Squadron, operating the C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter. In January 2018, he was promoted to Wing Commander and was posted to his current position as the Chief Engineer at Air Lift Systems Program Office.

 

Thank you to our event partner:
Defence Force Recruiting

 

 

Date
17 / 07 / 2018 - 05:45 pm to 07:30 pm
(
AEST
)
Registration Closes
17 / 07 / 2018 05:45 pm
Venue
Engineers Australia
Auditorium, Ground Level
8 Thomas Street
Chatswood
,
New South Wales
,
2067
Cost
  • Members:
    Complimentary
  • Non Members:
    Complimentary
Cost
Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Host(s)
Engineers Australia & Defence Force Recruiting
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
2