Home' Navy News : May 23rd 2013 Contents Permanent & Reserve members – Help the ADF and Yourself!
CSD reporting now extended to all uniformed members - permanent
and reserve. (CDF Directive 18/2012 provides policy guidance re use
Use the relevant webform via your Orderly Room/Corporate Service
Centres to record or update your CSD.
The new aspect of CSD is that ‘self-claimed’ skills and experience can
be recorded (ie not only formal qualifications) so your hobbies/skills
or language skills can now be included (if potentially of use to the
ADF eg carpentr y).
- Self-claimed skills (a wide range of skills are listed from which
- Self-claimed language skills (languages acquired without
- Professional Registrations and Licences
- Membership of Professional Organisations
- Civil Education Qualifications
- Civilian Employment Details/History (reser vists and regulars)
Keep your Personal Data, CSD and contact data on PMKeyS
up to date!
Skills in Defence
For more information: go to DGRES-AF website, CSD section.
For questions or help: email the CSD helpline (include your PMKeyS number): ADO.CivilSkillsData@defence.gov. au
The purpose of Civil Skills Data (CSD) is to improve visibility of the full range of member skills and experience, so as to increase
opportunities for both the ADF and the individual.
May 23, 2013 www.defence.gov.au/news/NAVYNEWS
THE ship’s company of USS Pinckney made
sure their Australian shipmate, CPOCSM
Chris Boardman, was able to commemorate
Anzac Day by holding their own Anzac Day
service on board the US Navy destroyer at
Port Hueneme in California.
“It is an honour to represent the RAN and
Australia on board Pinckney and the crew’s
interest in the Anzac legend has been amaz-
ing,” CPO Boardman said.
“Having been involved in so many services
over the years, the dawn service on Pinckney
was incredibly unique.”
Although tradition does not dictate that US
servicemen and women stop to commemo-
rate Anzac Day, Pinckney has participated in
Anzac Day services for the past three years in
support of their Australian friends and allies.
“The fact that the entire ship attended to
recognise the lone Australian presence on
board during such a significant Australian tra-
dition was humbling,” CPO Boardman said.
“I gave a five-minute speech covering the
RAN’s involvement at Gallipoli, specifically
submarine AE2, the landing and the extrac-
tion. I also spoke of the Battle of Sunda Strait
involving HMAS Perth and USS Houston and
highlighted that this year the Perth Association
marched with the Houston banner for the first
time, which I read in Navy News!”
CPO Boardman joined Pinckney, which
is home ported in San Diego, in September
last year on an exchange to gain practical
knowledge and experience in the operation
of the Aegis weapon system that will be
built into the Hobart-class DDGs.
Two other sailors are also participating
in similar training-focused embeds with the
US Navy, one on USS Wayne E. Meyer and
the other in the Aegis Training and Readiness
Centre in Dahlgren, Virginia.
RESPECT: Sailors and officers
aboard the Arleigh Burke-class
guided-missile destroyer USS
Pinckney gather at an Anzac
Day ceremony (above) as
CPOCSM Chris Boardman
(inset) addresses them at Port
Hueneme in California.
Photos: USN MCS Daniel Young
Right at home in Pinckney
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