Zulkarnain Naim
Christmas Island
Chief Petty Officer
Strategic Advisor on Islamic Cultural Affairs Assistant – Diversity and Inclusion
Royal Australian Navy

Medals and Awards
Australian Active Service Medal with class ICAT and Iraq 2003
Iraq Medal
Afghanistan Medal
Australian Operational Service Medal
Australian Service Medal with clasp Solomon Islands
Australian Long Service Medal
Australian Defence Medal
Aircraft Maintenance Charge Certificate

Chief Petty officer Zulkarnain Naim joined he Royal Australian Navy in April 1997 as an Aviation Technician Aircraft (Mechanical Stream). He is currently the Chief of Navy’s Strategic Advisor on Islamic Cultural Affairs Assistant, located in Canberra ACT. As an Aviation Technician Aircraft, he served at HMAS Albatross, where he trained to become a qualified Aviation Technician at 816 Squadron. During his time there, he deployed in HMAS Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne and Parramatta, with Flights Four and Five. After gaining valuable embarked operations experience and progression through the ranks, he conducted consolidated training and gained his Aircraft Maintenance Charge Certificate and qualified as a responsible Engineering Officer at 816 Squadron. He was involved in many operational deployments during his time at sea, such as the Solomon Islands, South East Asia, Middle East, and the protection of our sovereign boarders in the north western region of the Indian Ocean. During Operation Slipper in 2010 while serving on HMAS Parramatta as a Petty Officer, he and his flight crew received a Fleet Commander Commendation for consistently providing an aviation capability during high operational tempo.