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February 18, 2010
By Annabelle Haywood
MAKING the Change facilitator train-
ing was recently held for land-locked
Navy personnel at RAAF Base Wagga,
to teach those responsible for training
new recruits in the aviation area.
LCDR Martin Jolley, the senior Navy
officer on the base, said many of the
Navy trainees had already done training
in the Signature Behaviours and Navy
"For these brand new trainees, this
is not 'New Generation Navy' -- it is the
only Navy they have been exposed to,"
LCDR Jolley said.
The four Making the Change engage-
ments currently being undertaken will
complement the knowledge the Navy
trainees already have, as all recruits are
now introduced to the Navy Values and
Signature Behaviours during recruit
These sessions will allow Navy train-
ees at RAAF Wagga to discuss these
Values and Behaviours in the same way
that all other Navy members have, in ses-
sions facilitated by their instructors.
Wagga-based Navy instructors under-
took the facilitator training under the
guidance of NGN Culture team members
CMDR Gary Brown and CPO Warren
All Navy members who have under-
taken 'Train the Facilitator' train-
ing, should now be delivering the four
engagements to their colleagues and
The four engagements give an over-
view of the Signature Behaviours,
and then focus specifically on People,
Professionalism and Performance. All
four sessions should be completed by all
Navy members by June 30.
For information on the Making the Change
Program, see the NGN intranet at http://
Making the change
By Michael Brooke
THE Navy has joined hands with
more than 1000 war veterans and
the RSL to launch a series of
commemorative activities in the
lead up to the 65th anniversary of
Victory in the Pacific Day (VP
Day) in WWII.
More than 250 people includ-
ing Veterans' Affairs Minister Alan
Griffin and COMAUSFLT RADM
Steve Gilmore attended the cer-
emony called 'Keeping the Spirit of
'45 Alive' at North Bondi RSL on
RADM Gilmore praised the hero-
ism of Australian WWII Service per-
sonnel who contributed to Japan's
surrender on August 15, 1945, which
ended four years of fighting in the
Pacific and hostilities in WWII.
"We in uniform today owe a
great deal to the veterans of former
conflicts," RADM Gilmore said.
"Our name as a nation and as a
Defence Force has been forged by
the courage, commitment, depend-
ability, fortitude and resilience of
those dedicated men and women
who have served Australia proudly.
"They inspire us with their exam-
ple and our nation rightly owes them
its deepest and most sincere grati-
Numerous events and activities
will be conducted in the lead up
to the 65th anniversary of VP Day
on August 15, when there will be
a commemoration ceremony and
parade at the Cenotaph at Martin
Place in Sydney.
The 65th anniversary of VP Day is
being commemorated by the Eastern
and Northern District Councils of
the RSL (NSW) to honour the serv-
ice and sacrifice of the many thou-
sands of Australians who served in
the Pacific during 1941-1945.
During that period, more than
19,000 Australians lost their lives,
15,000 were wounded and 22,000
were taken prisoner.
Heroes of the Pacific remembered
BORDER Protection Command
(BPC) has a new leader at the
RADM Tim Barrett took up
the role of Commander BPC on
February 9 and said he was looking
forward to an exciting and challeng-
"BPC has an exceptional repu-
tation throughout the Australian
Government and the ADF due to
its strong command, highly skilled
team and critical work in the mari-
time domain," RADM Barrett said.
"I am delighted to take up the
role. I look forward to working
closely with the team, learning more
about the issues and leading BPC
forward this year.
"The Command deals with a
number of significant threats at the
border such as people smuggling,
illegal foreign fishing, counter ter-
rorism and more, and I will ensure
BPC continues to deliver a coordi-
nated national security response to
protect the nation's wellbeing."
CDF ACM Angus Houston
emphasised the importance of the
Commander BPC role and said he
looked forward to the contribu-
tion RADM Barrett would make
in supporting Customs and Border
Protection and the ADF.
Former Commander RADM
Allan du Toit ended his posting to
BPC on February 8 and has now
taken up his new position as Deputy
Chief Joint Operations Command.
During RADM du Toit's time
as commander he was a leading
New hands on the helm
at Border Command
figure in engaging with his Asia-
Pacific counterparts and success-
fully strengthened relationships with
international stakeholders across
the world including Pakistan, New
Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri
Lanka, Singapore, France and the
Customs and Border Protection
CEO Michael Carmody thanked
RADM du Toit for his valuable con-
tribution to BPC during his two year
posting and welcomed the new com-
"I would like to congratulate
RADM du Toit on his leadership
during a time of heightened activity
at the border. I wish him all the best
in his new position and welcome
RADM Barrett to our senior execu-
tive team," Mr Carmody said.
OVER TO YOU: RADM Tim Barrett (left) receives best wishes for his
new role at Border Protection Command from outgoing commander,
RADM Allan du Toit.
Officers and sailors partici-
pate in the NGN Making the
Change' workshop at RAAF
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