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''I have travelled to more than 30 countries, and
I'm studying for an engineering-related masters.''
ABOVE: Lt Steve
Miller off the Rock
By ANDREW ETHERD
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Unlike most qualified engineers,
Stephen Miller started at the
bottom, working in a smallgoods
factory. There, tales of navy life from a
co-worker inspired him to sign up to a
better future with the Royal
"I spent six years as a marine
technician, specialising in electrical
gear,'' he says. ''I was made Leading
Seaman, and applied for selection as
an officer. I was sent to RMIT for five
years, a year of TAFE, and then the
four years of a mechanical
Qualified and set firmly on his path,
Lt Miller returned to full-time Navy life
and undertook the basic engineering
training to become an engineering
officer. "I joined HMAS Ballarat, an
ANZAC class frigate, as assistant marine
engineer for about 18 months,
learning the engineering role.
''I was also involved in watchkeeping
on the ship's machinery, and I had to
provide briefs on the engineering
systems to the senior engineer, to
show that I had understood them.
"I was involved in the training of
the damage control organisation on
the ship. We would simulate fires,
floods, battle damage. I had a group
who worked under me as instructors,
and I made sure we provided the
''We took the ship over to England,
and did damage control training with
the Royal Navy. Also I was the damage
control officer, I ensured our response
was closely aligned with what the
command intent was for the ship.
''If we were doing a battle damage
scenario, I would check that we had
the resources in the right areas to
address the damage, put out fires, and
clear the ship of smoke. If the
command intent was to maintain
propulsion to 20 knots, I had to work
out how to put the fires out without
taking the main engines off-line. It was
really interesting, I had a lot of
responsibility for a junior engineer."
Currently, Lt Miller is a specialist
recruiter for the ADF. "I talk to
engineering students all around
Australia about engineering careers,"
he says. "I help them with the
recruiting process. People who come to
Defence to work in engineering have
all sorts of backgrounds, and a lot of
them have ideas about what it might
be like that are not quite correct. They
wonder if it is like the movies."
Navy life suits Lt Miller. "I've done
14 years, I really enjoy it," he says.
"You are part of an organisation
where people have come through a
fairly stringent recruiting process, and
you are dealing with intelligent
''I've travelled to more than 30
countries, and I'm studying part time
for an engineering-related masters,
which is being funded by the Navy."
Nobody needs to be stuck in a rut in
the ADF. "At the end of this year I
intend to go into submarine training,"
Lt Miller tells us.
"I'm looking forward to that. I'll
have to do about six months of
training at the submarine school, and
then go to sea as a trainee submariner.
My intention is to become an engineer
on a submarine.
''I spent some time on one last year,
and it was absolutely fascinating."
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