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March 4, 2010
By CPOCIS Sarah Cannon
FORMER Gap Year sailor SMNCIS Stevie
Shehan has been awarded the Warfare Community
Medallion by Training Authority -- Maritime
Warfare and been named class Dux after graduating
from CIS training at HMAS Cerberus (CAPT Mark
Hill) late last year.
Capping off a very successful year, SMN Shehan
was also awarded the 2009 Lethbridge Cup. The annual
award is presented to the CIS trainee who achieved the
highest overall academic score while demonstrating
outstanding teamwork and cooperation during the con-
duct of the CIS Tier One course.
The award highlights not only professional com-
petence, but exemplary effort in support of the Navy's
core values. SMN Shehan completed training with an
outstanding academic average of 98.54 per cent.
As winner of the Lethbridge Cup, SMN Shehan's
name will be inscribed on the perpetual Honour Board
on display in the MCISW.
Former Gap Year sailor makes her mark
HIGH ACHIEVER: Dux of the class SMNCIS Stevie Shehan with OIC
LCDR Ian Broadsmith and DCSTC Commandant COL Steven Lee.
Photo: ABIS Quentin Mushins
Australian General Service Medal
for Korea receives royal approval
THE Queen approved the official regulations and design
for the Australian General Service Medal for Korea on
The medal, which recognises former Defence Force
personnel who participated in operations in South
Korea, was established as a result of the Post-Armistice
Korean Service Review.
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Support Mike
Kelly said the medal was being struck to recognise
former Defence Force personnel who completed 30
days participating in operations in South Korea.
"This includes any location within 161km seaward
from the coast of South Korea during the post-armistice
period from July 28, 1953 to April 19, 1956," Dr Kelly
It is expected that the medal will be available for
dispatch to some eligible recipients before Anzac Day
2010. Former Defence Force personnel who served
in South Korea during the post-armistice period are
encouraged to submit their application to the fol-
lowing address: Directorate of Honours and Awards,
Department of Defence, PO Box 7952, Canberra BC
Previous applicants do not need to reapply but
should contact the Directorate of Honours and Awards
if their address details have changed.
For further information contact the Directorate of
Honours and Awards on 1800 111 321 (toll free within
Australia) or +612 6266 1050 (from outside Australia),
or visit http://www.defence.gov.au/medals/
RANRTF steams ahead
IN THE last five years the RAN Relief Trust Fund has
steamed ahead experiencing sustained growth in all
areas while providing loan and grant services to Navy
people and/or their families.
The RANRTF has steadily increased the amount
lent each year from approximately $4 million in FY
05/06 to $7.1 million in FY 08/09.
Projections for this financial year have been made
between $7.2 and $7.6 million in loan total.
Loan and grant product information is available
from your local RANRTFO at your Personnel or Ship's
Office, or visit the website at http://intranet.defence.
gov.au/navyweb/sites/RANRTF/ for more information.
NAVY'S touch footballers have helped ensure the suc-
cess of a fundraising effort at Russell Offices for the
victims of the Haiti earthquake.
The February 5 event was organised by PTs at the
R3 gymnasium and four teams participated in the tour-
nament -- Navy, Army, Air Force and a team comprising
APS and ADF members.
Navy was eliminated by Army 1-0 in its only game,
with Army going on to beat Air Force in the final.
About $250 was raised and proceeds will go to the
Red Cross appeal.
NavyWeb gets a facelift
I AM pleased to launch the new look NavyWeb which
provides improved access to information in a stylish
The NavyWeb will simplify accessing information
by placing relevant links on a number of landing pages
accessible from the NavyWeb home page.
This new design is the first phase of enhanc-
ing access to Navy's information resources. Further
enhancements to information content and structure will
be made over the coming six months in consultation
with information owners.
I commend the work of Navy Web Services in
designing and implementing the new Navy intranet.
-- RADM Trevor Jones
Head Navy People and Reputation
New career management website
NAVY'S career management directorates, DNOP and
DSCM, have launched a new combined intranet web-
site.Launched on March 1, this centrally managed
website provides personnel with a single reference site
to source the latest career information, policies and
posting opportunities. Information such as promotion
signals and LOP/LSPs formerly posted on Navy People
Central are now also located on this site.
The website is part of a number of ongoing NGN
initiatives to streamline career management resources
and augment SRP reforms. The site will continue to
grow over the coming months and suggestions for addi-
tional content are welcome and should be addressed to
the content manager.
The site, titled 'Directorates of Career Management
Navy' is located at http://intranet.defence.gov.au/navy-
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