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THE Royal Aus­tralian Navy is of­fer­ing a chance to take com­mand of an Aus­tralian sub­ma­rine.

Par­tic­i­pants in the vir­tual mis­sion will nav­i­gate the sub­ma­rine through in­ter­na­tional wa­ters to Hawaii as part of its 2020 Na­tional Sub­ma­rine Tour and Com­pe­ti­tion.

The com­pe­ti­tion is open to Aus­tralians aged 18 to 35 years old who, as well as tak­ing com­mand of the sub, will have to ex­plain in 50 words or less which sub­mariner role they are most suited to and why. Two winners from each state and ter­ri­tory will re­ceive a three­day, two-night trip to HMAS Stir­ling at Gar­den Is­land.

They will go be­hind the scenes and see world class tech­nol­ogy, meet serv­ing mem­bers and ex­pe­ri­ence a day in the life of a Navy Sub­mariner.

Able Sea­man Sub­mariner Nathan Downes said all Aus­tralians should test them­selves in the on­line game to see if they had what it took to be­come a sub­mariner in the Royal Aus­tralian Navy. Direc­tor Gen­eral De­fence Force Re­cruit­ing Air Com­modore Sue Mc­gready said the com­pe­ti­tion gave peo­ple a look at ca­reer options in the Navy.

En­tries for the Na­tional Sub­ma­rine Tour and Com­pe­ti­tion are now open and close Novem­ber 23. Winners will be con­tacted in De­cem­ber.

To en­ter the Na­tional Sub­ma­rine Tour and Com­pe­ti­tion, visit app.de­fence­jobs.gov.au/sub­marine­tour.

Able Sea­man Sub­mariner Nathan Downes.

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