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Maritime Logistics Community News : November 2009
9 NAVY SUPPLY NEWSLETTER SPRING 2009 through to Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management). For more information regarding Distance Education opportunities through the AMC please refer to the AMC website or contact me either by e-mail Mark.email@example.com or telephone (02) 6266 4095. Another initiative ADNCM(SU) is investigating, with assistance from Competency Management Cell (CMC), is the alignment of Supply categories with Maritime industry. There may be an opportunity to award of a Certificate III in Transport and Distribution (Maritime Operations) which will recognise the general mariner skillsets received through RAN training. More advice on this project will be provided in upcoming issues of NSN. Operational Logistic Officer (OPLOG) update Due to the structural change to Navy (under NGN) implemented on 01 July 2009, the co-ordination and management of Naval Reserve OPLOG Officers has been transferred to FHQ once they complete the Initial OPLOG course. Under the new structure FHQ now has a direct relationship with Port Services and Fleet Logistic Support Elements (FLSEs) and is more appropriately positioned to administer the ongoing employment and training requirements for OPLOG Officers. ADNCM(SU) has retained responsibility for the recruitment and selection of OPLOG Officers. STORES NAVAL CATEGORY SPONSOR By WOSN Grant Leepere CPL CMILT In the last edition of the Navy Supply Newsletter I stated that I might be still around to punch out one more article as your Category Sponsor. Well, I am still here so welcome to my last article. We have had some movement at the top end of the category which is very healthy for the branch. With two Warrant Officers moving out of branch, myself and WOSN Sellars, there will be promotion from the Chief Petty Officer ranks. CPOSN Brading has accepted the Warrant Officer position at the Supply and Health Faculty and CPOSN Hetzel has accepted my position. I wish them all the best and I believe both will do exceptional work for the branch. We have also had significant movement at the Petty Officer to Chief level and we should see similar movement at the LSSN rank. We have some excellent Stores Naval personnel out there who deserve promotion and hopefully this will eventuate to those who are excelling at their rank. Submariner Stores Naval is still progressing in the right direction. Over the past couple of months we have bedded down the duty statements for the positions on HMAS COLLINS, WALLER and FARNCOMB. The pay case submission has been forwarded to Directorate of Navy Employment Conditions (DNEC) for consideration for alignment in the GORPS construct, hopefully this will be a smooth transition and actioned quickly. A call for volunteers should not be too far off. There is a bit of leg work that still needs to be done, so if you are interested in joining the Submarine community please hang in there. Over the past three years as your Category Sponsor, I have seen a few changes for the branch and I believe they have all been for the better. The Navy Capability Allowance was a great outcome for the Supply community as we were finally recognised financially for our input to capability. In the end GORPS was a win for the branch as we at least got something. As your Category Sponsor I was at first disappointed with the outcome because I did not achieve a significant pay increase for the branch. I have since been told that the pay case submitted will be a great foundation for future pay cases. Hopefully my successor will have better luck and we will finally see financial rewards equivalent to the other branches. A few other memorable outcomes during my time are the finalisation of the Skill Grade 5 issue, a POSN position on Tobruk (sorry COONAWARRA), removal of provisions on Inventory Management Systems (IMS) and the alignment with CILTA to name but a few. Please do not get the impression that it has all been ticketyboo during my tenure – there have been some disappointments. Due to the fact that I am only limited to around 500 words and the WOCK takes up most of our allocated space (see the last issue) I will leave the other issues as part of my hand over. In closing, I must thank the Stores Naval community for making me feel welcomed during my visits. I understand that it can be a burden due to our hectic schedules to accommodate me but not once did I feel I was intruding. I thank you all for your openness, help, understanding and friendship while I have been your Category Sponsor. To the present and past Supply Category Sponsors thank you for your assistance and advice during my three years here in Canberra, without the strong bond and our close working relationship as Supply sailors the job would have been extremely difficult. Even though I am moving out of branch, I will always be a ‘box packer’. Being part of this professional category is something we should all be very proud of. I know I am. You have a Duty of Care Use Triple 7 codified non-toxic chemistries. Safely Eliminate Scale, Odours and Hydrogen Sulphide. Tel: +61 3 5564 6455 Fax: +61 3 5564 6466 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call today for more information. International sales enquiries welcomed. GREE GREE Duty of Care Ad 89 x 131mm 30.9.09