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Sub Lieutenant Sonia Porter, NZCF
Excutive Officer / Administration Officer
Sub Lieutenant Sonia Porter originally joined the TS Leander Unit Support Committee in 2011 as a member after her son joined the unit. She was appointed to be the Secretary of the Committee in 2012. After the loss of two Unit officers in 2014, SLt Porter then commissioned as a Cadet Force Officer. Since her commissioning she has attended various training courses, including: Marine Safety, Range Safety, and Instructional Technique.
In July 2015, SLt Porter was selected to chaperone four sea cadets to attend the 2015 International Exchange Program (IEP). That year the IEP was in the United States of America. She has since remarked that it was “an awesome experience” and that “all cadets should apply”.
SLt Porter has spent many years with other youth groups, and as such, she has a vast amount of experience with young adults.
Sub Lieutenant Louise Davidson, NZCF
Training Officer / Stores Officer
Sub Lieutenant Louise Davidson joined TS Leander in 2005, as an NECdt. She was promoted through the ranks and upon leaving was WOCdt, which had just recently been reinstated. She was awarded the Chief of Navy Scholarship which she used for her tertiary education, which included a year overseas at Exeter University. She has been heavily involved in TS Leander since joining in 2005.
In 2014 SLt Louise Davidson commissioned into the Cadet Forces. She has since passed Marine Safety Officer course, Range Safety Officer course, and Instructional Technique and Taring Management course.
SLt Davidson currently works at a tax consultant. She is also involved in the Mairangi Bay Surf Life Saving club and has attained vital experience in this area also. She is also qualified First Aid medic from SLS.
Warrant Officer Cadet Tymon Porter
Warrant Officer Cadet Tymon Porter joined TS Leander in November 2011. Since joining as a New Entry, he has risen through the ranks and attended Junior NCO Course in 2014, and Senior NCO Course in 2015. In 2016, WOCdt successfully passed Cadet Coxswains Course.
WOCdt Porter was appointed the Unit Coxswain in September 2016, and he was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer Cadet in May 2017.
In January 2017, WOCdt was appointed Course Coxswain for the 2017 Cadet Coxswain Course, and he was a reserve for the Cadet of the Year Competition. Throughout his time at TS Leander, WOCdt Porter has attended several Regatta’s, including winning the Northern Area Regatta tiwce.
WOCdt Porter is planning on becoming a commissioned officer in the NZCF.
WOCdt Porter left Westlake Boys High School at the end of 2017. He intends to study a Bachelor of Commerce at Auckland University in 2018.
Petty Officer Cadet Mateo Porter
Divisional Petty Officer (Algiers)
Petty Officer Cadet Mateo Porter joined TS Leander in July 2014. POCdt Porter successfully passed all courses he has attended including Junior NCO Course in 2016, Senior NCO Course and Cadet Coxswains Course in 2017.
POCdt Porter was promoted to the rank of Petty Officer and was appointed as the Divisional Petty Officer for Algiers Division in October 2017.
POCdt Porter currently studies at Westlake Boys High School.