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July 7, 2011
By LEUT Peter Croce
EIGHTEEN-year-old SMNBM Kea
Spafford is realising her dream of
a career at sea as she deploys for
three months on Operation Resolute
as part of the first all-Navy Transit
Security Element (TSE).
SMNBM Spafford is one of 43
sailors in Darwin who form the 61st
rotation of the TSE, a small force of
personnel who will provide support to
boarding parties and crews on Navy
ships and Customs vessels as they
conduct border security operations in
The team will also provide security
on intercepted vessels after boarding
parties have apprehended and secured
TSE 61 is unique because it rep-
resents the first time a team has been
manned by Navy personnel, replacing
previous rotations manned by Army
and Air Force members.
SMNBM Spafford said she volun-
teered for the chance to get involved in
Operation Resolute because it offered
a great way to experience life in the
Navy's highest tempo operation.
"I am really looking forward to get-
ting to sea and being involved with
boarding parties, honing my seaman-
ship skills and it's also a great chance
to complete my competency log,"
SMNBM Spafford said.
"It's a great way to see what life
on patrol boats is like and it'll help me
make some decisions about where I
want my career to go in the short term.
"If nothing else, this is what I
joined for -- getting to sea and doing a
TSE 61 officer-in-charge LCDR
Jake Wilson said the element's role
was vital in supporting the hard-
working crews deployed on Operation
Resolute, as well as enhancing career
opportunities for TSE members.
"This is the first TSE the Navy has
undertaken for Operation Resolute and
is part of a two-year trial where we
will continue to provide personnel to
man the rotations," LCDR Wilson said.
"We will provide TSE personnel
for each patrol boat, other Navy assets
and Customs vessels that are assigned
to the operation.
"This element is made up with
personnel from all Navy categories --
anyone can volunteer and we provide
them with the necessary training to
ensure they are prepared for the job
Navy ropes in a resolute force
ALL NAVY: Transit Security
Element (TSE) 61 OIC LCDR
Jake Wilson presents SMNBM
Kea Spafford with her cap and
badge in front of the first all-Navy
Photo: ABIS James Whittle
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