Rear Admiral James Goldrick AO, CSC, RAN (Retd)

Tribunal Member

Rear Admiral James Goldrick AO, CSC, RAN (Retd)

Goldrick - Photo 130320

Rear Admiral Goldrick was appointed to the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal as a Member in July 2015 for three years.

Rear AdmiralĀ Goldrick joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1974 as a 15 year old Cadet Midshipman. As a Principal Warfare Officer, he saw sea service around the world with the RAN and on exchange with the Royal Navy. He commanded HMA Ships Cessnock and Sydney (twice) and the RAN task group and the multinational interception operation in the Persian Gulf.

Shore appointments included chief staff officer to the Chief of Navy, Director General Military Strategy and Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy. As a Rear Admiral, he served as Commander Border Protection Command and later as Commander of the Australian Defence College. He retired from full time service in the RAN in 2012. Awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in 2001 and made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004, he became an Officer in the Order in the 2013 Australia Day Honours List.

Rear Admiral Goldrick is an internationally published academic with a strong record of historical and maritime strategic publications. He has an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of NSW and is a Councillor of the Navy Records Society (UK), an Overseas Corresponding Member of the UK Society for Nautical Research and a member of the Naval Historical Society of Australia.


by Ken McFadyen
Oil on canvas on hardboard, 1968

RAAF's first operation over North Korea
Robert Taylor
Oil on canvas, 1986