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Maritime Logistics Community News : April 2014
1 MARITIME LOGISTICS COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER 2014 A Message from the Head of Maritime Logistics Community Needless to say 2013 was a busy year for the Maritime Logistics Community. Operation Resolute remains challenging work for Navy and it is appropriate that we all be mindful of the contribution of our people engaged on this difficult task. BY CDRE ANDREW SMITH, RAN In May when I reported the state of the ML Community to Chief of Navy there were 37 ML Officers and Sailors deployed on various operations, this number being in addition to those deployed on our ships, and is an indication of the broad contribution of our people to numerous operations in joint and coalition environments. I mentioned in the previous edition of this newsletter the priority being placed on enhancing the support of our Submarine Force. Much has been achieved in this space. Submarine Support Officers have been posted, the Fleet Logistics Support Element has transitioned from Joint Logistics Command and is now under the Command of the Submarine Force Commander and the Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) has made excellent progress in enhancing the Submarine Allowance List, re-configuring physical warehouse and distribution infrastructure and re-engineering associated processes. These initiatives have made a very tangible contribution to improved Submarine availability ... well done to all involved. We will leverage this work in 2014 to put a focus on improving logistics support arrangements for all non-self accounting units. I also indicated that the Fleet Review would undoubtedly be a highlight ... and certainly it was. Congratulations to all involved but particularly to those in Fleet Command. The logistical challenges of such an enormous gathering of Navy ships cannot be underestimated and the high standard of planning and logistics support was pivotal to the huge success of this event. I hope you find this edition a useful contribution to your understanding of Maritime Logistics and I thank all those who have contributed. Please read on to learn more in articles describing the good progress of Project Demeter, the experiences of LSML-SC Skusak on Op Mazurka, 3D Printing and good work underway in the training space to name a few. Finally I would like to especially mention the achievements of two outstanding officers and congratulate them on behalf of the entire community; Lieutenant Michelle Rayner who was awarded the Queens Gold Medal in 2013 and Lieutenant Commander Kelly Haywood on her award as the National 2013 Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year. BEAVER ENGINEERING PTY LIMITED Specialist Suppliers of Lifting Rigging & Mooring Equipment 19 Bearing Road Seven Hills NSW 2147 Tel: (02) 8811 3500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (02) 8811 3577 Web: www.beavergrp.com.au