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Maritime Logistics Community News : Autumn 2009
46 naVY SuPPLY nEWSLEttER autumn 2009 academic and Leadership training awards during 2008 BY LCdR L. CaRLin, Ran oiC SS of duty and level of achievement whilst undergoing Officer initial training and application courses leading to future career employment in the Service. The award is contested by all application courses including Junior Officer Warfare Courses, Supply Officer Application Courses, Flight Training, Training Systems, NEOC and both ME and WEE Application Courses. It is awarded to the DUX of their course and the individual who displayed officer qualities spanning numerous criteria which are detailed in ABR27. The various schools must argue their case in writing to support their trainee. In 2008, the Queens Gold Medal was awarded to SBLT Marsh Quintieri. After changing over from Writer to Supply Officer in 2008, he posted additional to LSA-N after completing his Phase IV training at WATERHEN. SBLT Quinteri has completed his DSO Desig training and is keen to return to sea in the near future. Having served 22 years in the RAN, he remains passionate about the Supply Branch and is a worthy recipient of the Queens Gold Medal. HmaS LEEuWin trust Fund Sword – SBLt tucker LEUT M. QUINTIERI RECEIVES THE QUEENS GOLD MEDAL FROM CHIEF OF NAVY, VICE ADMIRAL R. CRANE, RAN. In addition to the various commendations and honours awarded to Supply personnel since the last newsletter, 2008 was an extraordinary year for the Supply Branch in that two major prizes were awarded to Supply Trainees for the first time in years. Queens Gold medal – SBLt Quintieri The Queen’s Medal (QM) was first awarded as the King’s Medal in 1916 and is one of the RAN’s oldest and most prestigious awards. It is awarded to officers and who have exhibited the most exemplary conduct, performance CJLoG Visits HmaS Success Commander Joint Logistics Major General Grant Cavenagh, at the invitation of CDRE Richards, took the opportunity to proceed to sea for a day in HMAS SUCCESS. Hosted by the Supply Officer SUCCESS, CMDR Trevor Evans and the CO SUCCESS, CMDR Tim Brown, it was more than just a day at sea observing HMAS SUCCESS go through its paces in company with HMAS SIRIUS. Also at sea to give CJLOG the benefit of their experience in Navy Logistics were CAPT Rod Kenyon, Director Mine Warefare and Clearance Diving SPO, CMDR Matt McCormack, Director Maritime Sustainment Support and CMDR Tony Davidson, Fleet Supply Officer. This Fund was established by members of the HMAS LEEUWIN Wardroom Mess at the closure of the establishment in 1986. The sword is awarded biennially. Nominations are drawn from the dux of each non-Junior Warfare Officer Application Course (ie dux SUAC, WEAC, MEAC, TSAC, AEOAC) with selection of the winner determined by the Director-General Navy Personnel and Training. The various schools again must argue their case in writing to support their trainee. In 2008 the HMAS LEEUWIN Sword was awarded to SBLT Paul Tucker. SBLT Tucker’s performance throughout his training both at sea in TOBRUK and ashore has been exceptional and indicative of an Officer who is extremely motivated in his chosen career. His academic results indicate that he applied himself well throughout both Phase I and III courses, receiving the Peter Mitchell Prize for his efforts. His performance on all residential courses, Phase II sea and his Phase IV time at COONAWARRA made him the worthy candidate for this award. CmdR a. daVidSon, Ran CJLOG IS PICTURED ON THE STBD BRIDGEWING OF HMAS SUCCESS WITH THE SU OFFICERS NAMED PLUS DSO SUCCESS, LEUT LUCINDA CASEY.