Dr Neil Westphalen graduated from Adelaide University in 1985, and joined the RAN in 1987. He is a RAN Staff Course graduate, and a Fellow of both the RACGP and AFOEM. He also has a Dip AvMed and a MPH, and was admitted as an ACAsM Foundation Fellow in 2012.
His seagoing service most recently includes RENDERSAFE 14, SEA RAIDER 15 and SEA HORIZON 17. He also has extensive shore service, most recently as the Fleet Medical Officer from January 2013 to January 2016.
Commander Westphalen transferred to the Active Reserve in July 2016.