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CPL Max Bree
LAST year, LCDR Kelly Haywood
was at the WA Business Women's
Awards supporting CAPT Wendy
Malcolm, when she was inspired.
"After hearing all the amazing stories
of such inspirational women I turned to
my friend and said 'wow, it really makes
me question what I've done with my
life'," LCDR Haywood said.
Little did she know, she was already
in the process of being nominated for
this year's award.
That resulted in the Perth-based
maritime logistics officer taking out a
WA Young Business Women's Award at
a ceremony on September 27.
LCDR Haywood, of HMAS
Toowoomba, won the state-level award
for her work breaking leadership barri-
ers and performance with multi-million
dollar logistics projects.
tangible difference," she said.
"I've been on peacekeeping mis-
sions, I've performed border protec-
tion operations and I've deployed to the
"I've been fortunate to do a job I love
serving a country I love, while maintain-
ing my sense of fun and adventure."
LCDR Haywood said one of her
biggest challenges was organising the
movement of a submarine search and
rescue vehicle from the other side of
"I had one month to have this life-
saving equipment in Australia other-
wise our submarines couldn't go to sea
and do their job," she said.
Working under high visibility and
with no staff, LCDR Haywood coor-
dinated the logistics effort that includ-
ed movements, finance, customs and
"I managed to save Defence more
than $5 million," she said.
"I often joke that the project was
the gift that kept on giving after I
received numerous awards and I had
my article published in numerous
LCDR Haywood then went on to
manage the entire logistics effort for
Navy's Anti-Ship Missile Defence pro-
ject worth $520 million.
LCDR Haywood also created the
initiative 'Choose to Live, Love your
Life' and began raising awareness and
money for beyondblue earlier this year.
After losing her mum to suicide
when she was eight, and experiencing
other losses of friends and family to
suicide, LCDR Haywood said part of
her success was that she drew strength
from her life experiences.
"My story shows what can be
achieved by a woman in the ADF or
any career no matter what challenges
life throws your way," she said.
"I could have let childhood tragedy
dictate who I became but I wasn't pre-
pared to let that rule my life."
Logistically sound award
LEADING THE WAY:
LCDR Kelly Haywood has
taken out the WA Young
Businesswoman of the
Photo: LSIS James Whittle
Military health symposium
LSIS Helen Frank
"LESSONS learnt" will be the theme of
the ninth Military Health Symposium
to be held at HMAS Waterhen o n
The theme is based on the premise
that those who do not learn from history
are destined to repeat it and the sympo-
sium will focus on ways to ensure that
lessons from deployments and exercises
are not restricted or forgotten.
Topics will include challenges
Defence is facing now, challenges that
need to be prepared for, cutting-edge
medicine, cutting-edge research and geo-
political situational updates.
Chairman Military Health
Symposium Organising Committee
LTCOL David Phillips said the key-
note speaker would be Jenny Hayward-
Jones, Director of The Myer Foundation
Melanesia Program at the Lowy Institute,
who will speak on China in the Pacific.
"As the ADF moves back from
Afghanistan we need to refresh our
knowledge and look at the lessons learnt
of the major power in our region --
China," he said.
LTCOL Phillips said up to 150 per-
sonnel were expected to attend the sym-
posium. "This is a great chance to hear
what is happening and put questions to
the leaders of the ADF Health Services,"
"The Director Generals of the three
services, the Surgeon ADF and Surgeon
General ADF-R will all be there.
"Attendees will learn about the chal-
lenges ahead as we face antibiotic resist-
ant tuberculosis and hear about the amaz-
ing new research showing that PTSD
actually causes changes in the structure
of the brain."
Registration closes October 28. For more
information on the symposium contact David
Talakovski on (02) 8335 5269 or david.talako-
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