First Sea Lord and Chief of the Queensland Naval Staff

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First Sea Lord and
Chief of the Queensland Naval Staff
Queenslandian Navy - First Sea Lord of the Queensland Naval - flags.svg
Command pennant of an Admiral
Royal Queensland Navy
TypeRole
Abbreviation1SL
Formation3 January 2015
First holderAdmiral Sir Antony Doveton
Final holderRear-Admiral Antony Beurme Cunningham

The First Sea Lord and Chief of the Queensland Naval Staff (1SL/CNS) is the professional head, and the second most senior officer of Royal Queensland Navy. The current First Sea Lord is Admiral Sir Arthur Dawson John. By military protocol, the title used in international contexts is First Sea Lord of Queensland.

List of the First Sea Lord

Portrait Name Date Time in office
Queenslandian Navy - First Sea Lord of the Queensland Naval - flags.svg Admiral
Sir Antony Doveton
3 January 2015 - 14 June 2018 3 years, 162 days
Queenslandian Navy - First Sea Lord of the Queensland Naval - flags.svg Admiral
Sir David Kevin George
14 June 2018 - 14 February 2020 1 year, 245 days
Queenslandian Navy - First Sea Lord of the Queensland Naval - flags.svg Vice Admiral
Sir Andrew William Arthur Richard
14 February 2020 - 27 May 2021 1 year, 102 days
Queenslandian Navy - First Sea Lord of the Queensland Naval - flags.svg Vice Admiral
Sir Arthur Dawson John
27 May 2021 - 22 March 2022 299 days
Queenslandian Navy - First Sea Lord of the Queensland Naval - flags.svg Rear-Admiral
Antony Beurme Cunningham
22 March 2022 – 18 January 2023 302 days