Megan Engleback – Royal New Zealand Navy

Marsden Graduate 2010

After graduating from Marsden in 2010 Megan Engleback sailed through her training as a warfare officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy. She finished Joint Dux in both the Advanced Officer of the Watch course (Alpha's) 2016 and Basic Officer of the Watch course (Bravo's) 2015.


Sailing on the frigate Te Kaha Megan has travelled extensively throughout Asia and Pacific from Australia's east coast, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, to China and Japan. She is part of the growing proportion of women choosing the navy and reckons 'it is a fantastic and exciting career' for women.

The knowledge and skills I gained during my Marsden years allowed me to adapt and succeed in any situation. I'd like to think that being a Marsden Girl in the New Zealand Defence Force is the embodiment of 'grit and grace'.

Megan Engleback