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May 24, 2012
THE Directorate of Base Account-
abilities (DBA) has released two
new brochures outlining the roles
and responsibilities of senior Aus-
tralian Defence officers and base
The brochures are part of a
key DBA directive to design and
deliver training on these roles and
the role of the Head Resident Unit.
Base and Customer Support
Services Director General BRIG
Peter Short said effective leader-
ship, communication and relation-
ships were the characteristics of a
"The changes free up forma-
tion and unit commanders to con-
centrate more time and energy on
managing capability," he said.
Since 2008, DBA has been re-
sponsible for the policy develop-
ment and implementation of clear
lines of accountability for Defence
At each base the base support
manager is responsible for servic-
es and works with the appointed
senior officer to coordinate base-
wide emergency management,
security and workplace health
and safety plans.
The support manager works
with the customers to build
constructive relationships and pro-
cesses to improve service delivery
and capability support at a base.
The brochures contain
information on key principles
governing the relationship be-
tween Defence Support Group
and resident units, the roles and
responsibilities of the base sup-
port manager and senior Austral-
ian Defence officer and contact
details for relevant resources and
The brochures can be accessed on
the Base Accountabilities website at
PERSONNEL who have complet-
ed a three-day Navy Leadership
Development Workshop and want
to continue to gain skills and devel-
op their leadership style can con-
sider taking on a leadership coach
from the Navy Leadership Coaching
Navy's leadership coaches work
with leaders to focus their moti-
vation, understanding and efforts
to develop and achieve their goals
Not to be confused with mentor-
ing, coaching helps identify elements
that encourage better leadership.
Coaches are confidential sound-
ing boards outside the chain of com-
mand who will challenge thinking
and build leadership development
An independent survey highlight-
ed that 96 per cent of respondents
found their expectations had been
met or exceeded from participat-
ing in the NLCP. Additionally, 94
per cent of respondents recommend
coaching to others.
Principal coach NLCP, CMDR
Rod Robinson, said coaching was
designed to help individuals iden-
tify interferences in their leadership
The coach then helps develop
realistic plans to support both pro-
fessional and personal leadership
"Through the development of
constructive leadership, exempla-
ry leaders can positively influence
culture change across Navy, by liv-
ing and role-modelling our values
and signature behaviours," CMDR
"Just as exemplary leadership
creates a culture of exemplary
behaviour, Navy acknowledges that
success breeds success.
"Indeed, the many coaching suc-
cesses that have led to improvement
in the leadership and performance
of individuals have also positively
influenced people around them."
Coaches in the NLCP are both
permanent and reserve members.
They all hold internationally
accredited executive coaching quali-
fications and attend ongoing profes-
sional development training.
To nominate, email your current role and
what you would like to get out of the NLCP
au. Further information and feedback may
be obtained from: http://intranet.defence.
A valuable update
WHEN CPOET Judy Lambert took
on the task of updating and refreshing
the Navy Values booklet, much delib-
eration went into finding the images
to represent each of the values and
CPOET Lambert said there were
many robust conversations and con-
flicting views on how a signature
behaviour should look for the Serving
Australia with Pride booklet, part of
the New Generation Navy program.
"By far the most difficult part was
finding the ideal image for the 'be cost
conscious' behaviour, which probably
reflects the challenges around achiev-
ing this behaviour," she said.
"Maybe, if we really do think
about 'using it like we own it' and
consider the cost implications of try-
ing to get value for money -- not just
the cheapest option -- we will achieve
CPOET Lambert's original choice
for illustrating 'make Navy proud,
make Australia proud' was an image
from the HMAS Sydney Memorial in
"This to me said it all -- a fleeting
glimpse of those who lost their lives
and those who spent a great many
years trying to find them," she said.
"We are proud to acknowledge
those that have fallen and recognise
their sacrifices so we can all live in
this great country."
CPOET Lambert encourages peo-
ple to take time to look at the RAN
Image Archive and appreciate Navy's
role around the country and the world.
She said further appreciation of
Navy values came from the simple act
of effective communication.
"If above all, we can communi-
cate well with each other, we will suc-
ceed," she said.
"A quick face-to-face chat, a per-
sonal acknowledgement or thanks, a
quick heads up to explain why things
are not proceeding as perhaps they
should makes all the difference.
"Be honest and committed to two-
way conversations, listen and take on
board suggestions and ideas. You may
not agree entirely, but at least listen
and take the time to explain.
"There is no room for the apathetic
and complacent who are just here to
get what they can. It is your responsi-
bility to be the best you can and help
develop a better future for all."
The revised Navy Values Booklet
has been uploaded onto various internal
and external websites (DefenceJobs,
Navy Reserves, New Generation Navy
and www.navy.gov.au). Hard copies
will be distributed to new entries at
Recruit School and HMAS Creswell.
WINNING IMAGE: CN VADM Ray Griggs salutes during the HMAS Sydney II memorial service in Geraldton, WA.
Photo: ABIS Morgana Ramsey
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