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December 6, 2012
FINDING the right fit will be even easier with a range
of extended sizes of boots and clothing.
Navy has been working to further develop clothing
and footwear issued to members.
As a result, there are now extended sizes of boots
with both larger and smaller widths available to suit
members with a slightly wider or narrower foot.
Director General Integrated Soldier Systems
Branch, Land Systems Division, BRIG Mike Phelps
said wearing ill-fitting footwear could cause serious
problems such as blisters, calluses or inflamed arches.
"It is important that all personnel are aware that
they can, and should, be measured before they start
wearing a new uniform or pair of boots," BRIG Phelps
"This is particularly important for combat boots
where ill-fitting boots can be detrimental."
BRIG Phelps said wearing correctly fitted boots
and uniforms was a reflection on Navy.
"A sailor who wears his or her uniform correctly
not only looks professional but can be proud when
representing the Navy," he said.
There is also a more extensive size range in both
the male and female non-combat uniforms.
The new range is designed to provide an improved
fit, with changes to chest measurements, arm length
and overall garment length. These clothing ranges are
continually being assessed to ensure a better fit for all
There has also been an increase in the size range
for the DPCU, including a number of smaller sizes,
and trials for an alternative fit DPCU are under way.
Individual tailoring services are available for
Combat Clothing and Flyers Clothing. The service
policy for tailoring has recently been updated. This
updated policy can be found in the latest version
of the Electronic Supply Chain Manual (Volume 4,
Personnel are encouraged to visit their local
Q-store or clothing store for assistance with uniform
sizing. Not all sizes are held by all stores, however,
sizes can be delivered to any location. Those members
who do not fit into the off-the-shelf sizes can be pro-
vided with made-to-measure boots and uniforms.
For more information contact the ADF Clothing Hotline:
NOMINATIONS are open for
the second phase of Navy leader-
ship development workshops.
Launched by the Directorate
of Navy Leadership and Ethics
(DNLE), the second round
of workshops will start on
February 26, 2013.
They are designed to pro-
vide grounding in what makes
an effective leader and build
skills to ensure leaders are better
equipped and prepared.
For rank levels of captain,
commander, lieutenant com-
mander, warrant officer and chief
petty officer, completion of the
workshops will be a condition
of promotion and will need to be
completed every three years.
DNLE facilitator CMDR Ric
Leahy said he was impressed by
the positive approach taken by
participants in the first phase.
"The attitude of participants
has been fantastic," CMDR
Leahy said. "The workshops are
about self awareness and helping
people build and expand skills."
Director DNLE CMDR
Grant Dale said the workshops
would give participants the tools,
encouragement and support to
make changes to their leadership.
"The ultimate outcome for the
workshop is a desire to empower
leaders with moral courage and
integrity," CMDR Dale said.
"Leaders who actively shape
the culture of the organisation and
focus on developing their people
to be the best they can be, for the
benefit of Navy as a whole."
A schedule of workshops is at www.
Developing skills in leadership
MORE CHOICE: Finding your correct uniform size
will now be even easier. Photo: PO Damian Pawlenko
Photo: ABIS Richard Cordell
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