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April 14, 2011
the lead up to new capabilities entering
service. He also said he was happy to
see Navy members asking questions and
taking control of their own work.
"In my mind, this is very healthy as
it demonstrates a will to change," he
"That said, I recognise there remains
a way to go. We cannot take our feet off
the accelerator and the drive for change
we know we need.
"NGN is our mechanism to achieve
that change and will underpin our
actions across Fleet Command -- it
requires us all to be firmly on board.
"We let down our ship mates if
we think someone else will fix it for
us. Remember, we are responsible for
taking charge of our future -- no one
AT THE CORE
ation Navy Anniversary DVD
By LEUT Todd Austin
NEW Generation Navy (NGN) reached its second anniversary on April 14
and much has occurred in the past two years since Chief of Navy VADM
Russ Crane announced the start of the program.
A DVD resource has been distributed throughout the Fleet, at sea and
ashore, showcasing the changes that have occurred so far and the successes
Navy members are achieving, as well as the cultural and leadership changes.
In the DVD the Fleet Commander, RADM Steve Gilmore, showcases what
has been implemented across the Fleet, specifically the success of Sea Swap
and the work conducted by the Submarine and Training forces.
Navy's Signature Behaviours are being used on a regular basis and chang-
es to the way we conduct our work at sea and ashore is improving. The DVD
presents examples of how fleet support, clearance diving and training units are
using them to help achieve positive results.
WO-N Mark Tandy also takes a look at what the next 12 months has in
store for Navy.
We are more than two years in to NGN's five-year time frame and the
program is being embraced through the Fleet. With further initiatives set to be
introduced over the next few years, Navy is on the right track for positive cul-
Further information on NGN and initiatives being implemented can be found at
"'Fix problems, take action' at Fleet
Support Unit is very prevalent. We can
assist with urgent repairs or any other
maintenance requirements. Whether
the platform needs personnel, main-
tenance work or just mentoring, we're
there to help."
-- LEUT Wayne Oakley
OIC Fleet Support Unit -- Darwin
The mentoring skills provided on the
eadership courses are something that
ave really assisted me in being able to
rovide a sounding board for recruits,
s well as being an actual mentor for
hem -- not just an instructor. That has
een of great benefit to me."
-- LS Angela Davison
Instructor, Recruit Training School
Since the 10 Signature Behaviours
ave been incorporated, we've found
hat our workplace has been able to run
lot smoother. It's helped us work more
fficiently and effectively and overall
Navy's been the winner."
-- POMT Cameron Williams
Fleet Support Unit -- Darwin
With Operation Queensland Assist
we were given many challenging sce-
arios and were able to come up with
olutions for those and carry out the
obs safely and effectively. We got the
ob done in less than half the time we
-- ABCD James Ingram
Australian Clearance Diving
"Being a leader is not just delegating;
it's being there supervising the work.
If they have any troubles, they never
hesitate to ask and we can pass on
our knowledge and skills to get the job
LSMT Wayne Jackson
Fleet Support Unit -- Darwin
What do sailors think?
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