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Maritime Logistics Community News : Autumn 2010
16 NAVY SUPPLY NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2010 I would like to welcome CPOWTR Karyn Ravaillion, who has taken over from CPOMED Kyra Maher as the DSCM Canberra CM for WTR, MED, SN, DEN and MUSC. A challenging role and I wish her all the best of luck. Additionally I would like to also welcome CPOSN 'Windy' Gale at DSCM FBW, who has replaced CPOWTR Mark Ferrell as the Supply LCM for HMAS STIRLING and FBW. With just a blink of an eye, we say farewell 2009 and welcome 2010. As I am settling down here at DSCM after a festive season, I wonder were did all the year go? No doubt 2010 have a lot of you planning and setting new goals and preferences to further gain knowledge and skills with the anticipation of being offered promotion. PROMOTION As the Navy's overall manning strengthens, so too does limitation for positions and availability of promotional opportunities. What does this mean for all? Well simply it means that promotion will become more fierce and a highly competitive process. So what can I do to gain the best possible qualification and become highly competitive? For sailors to be eligible for promotion they will require minimum seniority in rank, completion of all discretionary qualifications, individual readiness (IR), satisfactory performance and conduct. Therefore I recommend all sailors who desire the best possible chance of promotion, simply complete all their category training requirements and ensure they perform at their highest level. To assist members with further promotional information, you're LCMC, DSCM website or ABR 10 can provide a clear breakdown for promotion from AB to CPO. EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCES & RESTRICTIONS Coupled with a brief insight for promotion I turn your attention to Employment Preferences and Restrictions Form (AD 148). In all posting considerations, a sailor's personal preferences are considered and can benefit you with preferred postings, personal circumstances, desired courses and any other factors that you may want you Career Manager (CM) to know regarding your career path. To ensure the most up to date information is available to your CM, sailors are encouraged to complete an EPAR, at the end of a performance period, when newly promoted or whenever you're posting preferences or personal circumstances changes. Remember this can now be completed on your PMKeyS Self Service (PSS) or simply submit an AD 148 to your Customer Service Centre or Ship's Writer. So next time you're online checking your recent pay slip, to shout your CM dinner or a beverage, just update and complete your EPAR. CONSIDERATION Finally while you're updating your EPAR online, I just want to pay your attention to the diversity and rewarding experience to be employed in an ADF environment. Mmm, curious! Well hasn't CPO CARTER got something for you - The Australian Federation Guard. A dedicated ceremonial unit conducting duties both around Australia and overseas, providing ceremonial support to visiting dignitaries and senior military officers. The AFG has a range of functions including providing guards units for State and Federal Parliaments, the opening of various royal shows in many capital cities, particularly the Royal Easter Show in Sydney, to Gallipoli on Anzac Day New people posted into the unit must complete induction training, where they learn how to operate the SLR, which is the weapon used in ceremonial drill rather than the F88 Steyer. Soldiers, sailors and airmen and women must also learn tri-service drill -- a challenging prospect for many. Clearly, life at the AFG provides opportunities not available in other units. Where else could sailors travel in non-operational roles, represent the Navy, ADF and Australia all over our country and the world? For further information regarding AFG can be sourced by CPOPT Kerry Dickie at DSCM Regional on (02) 6266 6624 or email email@example.com alternatively you can contact your LCMC or me at the contact information below. I hope this information has been helpful to our junior readers and encourage all supervisor to assist their sailors were possible. I look forward to seeing most of you at the up and coming Supply Category meeting in Sydney, at HMAS KUTTABUL on the 24 March 2010. CONTACT INFORMATION: DSCM Canberra CPO Dan Carter (STD and CK) (02) 6265 4719 CPO Karyn Ravaillion (MED, SN, WTR, MUSN and DEN)(02) 6265 9159 PO Felicity Carman (Supply, Health & Musician Training Manager) (02) 6265 3801 Local Career Management Cell CPO Lyn Jensen (DSCM Regional) (02) 6265 3591 CPO Syd Walsh (DSCM FBE) (02) 9359 6338 CPO Simon Allanson (DSCM FBE) (02) 9359 3978 CPO Matthew Gale (DSCM FBW) (08) 9553 5681 WO Karen Sellars (DSCM CAIRNS) (07) 4042 0370 WO Ian Harrison (DSCM DARWIN) (08) 8935 5618 Sailors' Career Management Update Since our last Supply newsletter, there have been a couple of changes to our organisation here at DSCM. BY CPO DAN CARTER