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April 1, 2010
By LS John Smets
THE Combat Systems Maintenance
School (CSMS) (LCDR Frazer
Stephenson) enjoyed a double cel-
ebration recently, with the annual
presentation of the 2009 Trevor
Weaver Memorial Award as well as
the school's 15th anniversary.
The Trevor Weaver Award was
presented to the CSMS trainee of the
year for 2009, LSMT Nathan Cook
of HMAS Newcastle (CMDR Justin
Jones), in recognition of his outstand-
ing performance on the FFG CCS
LSMT Cook was presented with a
certificate by CAPT Michael Hickey
on behalf of COMTRAIN, the per-
petual shield by Trevor Weaver's
widow, Mrs Penny Weaver, and a
prize cheque by Mike Bowden from
This prestigious award commem-
orates the tireless efforts of former
RAN petty officer and later ADI
employee, Trevor Weaver, who had
a long and distinguished career in
the electronic field and was integral
to the installation and setting up of
CSMS 15 years ago.
The celebration was also attend-
ed by FMEO CMDR Rudolph
Overmeyer and Commanding Officer
HMAS Kuttabul CMDR Christine
CMDR Clarke also took the
opportunity to present CSMS instruc-
By CPL Jane Ashby-Cliffe
A NEW project to improve ethical education within
the ADF will focus on operations.
The Director of the Centre for Defence Leadership
and Ethics, Jamie Cullens, said as part of Project
Achilles a joint Service team would look at existing
national and international material and visit training
establishments to examine the level of ethics education.
"The Project Achilles team will address how we can
best educate our people to understand the complexity
of ethical decisions in the military, how we can be con-
fident military personnel will make good ethical deci-
sions at all levels, and how we can better prepare mili-
tary personnel to make ethical decisions at short notice
in volatile, complex situations," Mr Cullens said.
"Through a series of focused courses we will be
able to educate personnel from recruit to star-rank
levels and raise awareness of the ethical dilemmas they
are likely to encounter in Australia and on operations
The recently-established Military Ethics Advisory
Board, chaired by RADM James Goldrick, will oversee
the project to develop pilot military ethics programs
for inclusion in the ADF education system. A refresh-
er package for pre-deployment training will also be
For more information on Project Achilles, or to contribute
ideas to the project, contact CMDR James Unkles via email at
New project to
look at ethics
CSMS' double celebration
tor POET Damian O'Shannessy with
the Defence Long Service Medal.
On completion of the award cer-
emony, the CSMS' 15th anniversary
was celebrated with a cake cutting
ceremony involving OIC LCDR
Frazer Stephenson and CSMS' young-
est member, LSET Tim Connell.
TOP STUDENT: Recipient of the
Trevor Weaver Memorial Award,
LSMT Nathan Cook, proudly
shows off his accolades.
Photo: ABIS Sarah Williams
By Graham Davis
RESERVIST CPO Paul Cannard looks after the pro-
tocol and ceremonial duties at Navy Headquarters
-- South Queensland.
He helps with marching, arranging catafalque par-
ties, ceremonies and other events.
But he is also a dad and his son, CDTLS Patrick
Cannard, is a member of the ship's company of the
Navy Cadet unit TS Gayundah based at Bulimba in
With three new adult staff, a doubling of the ship's
company and facing an annual inspection, it was evi-
dent to CO LEUT Phil Broxham that some parade
training was needed.
"After much hard work and guidance from CPO
Cannard, the unit put on a good show at our annual
inspection," LEUT Broxham said.
As a result of the hard work, the unit was declared
the most improved unit in the Brisbane Flotilla with
high hopes of going one step further in 2010.
The annual parade was repeated as a passing out
parade in December with a guard and drum corps add-
ing to the spectacle.
CDTPO Laura Kelly was named Cadet of the Year.
She received the award from the Member for
Bulimba, Di Farmer.
out SEQLD cadets
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