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Craftsman : Craftsman 2011
RAEMECRAFTSMANWinter2011 11 11 messages & reports As I come into my second year as the Corps RSM RAEME, I am proud of all members of the Corps for the fantastic work you are doing domestically and abroad. It is great to see the “Bluebells” receiving just recognition for their efforts. In particular I want to make note of CPL William McGavin from 10 FSB for his contribution to workshop safety; and SGT Thomas Bauer for being awarded a CSM in the 2011 Aust Day Honours List as an FRT leader and maintenance manager on OP Astute. It is great to see the Tri-Colour flown so proudly and to see members of the Corps being recognised for their great work! I want to highlight the following extract from the April 2011 Corps Newsletter: Noting the current climate, I want to impress upon our managers (in particular the ASMs) the need to up skill our personnel. This will to enable them to have the best chance of a deployments and professional development in the chosen trades. I implore you to manage your workforce closely to allow them to have the opportunity to attend either specialist courses or promotion courses if the need and want warrants it. This will mean some detailed planning by the ASM to effectively manage the workload and the workforce! By no means will this be easy but it is up to the Warrant Officers of the Corps to “knuckle” down and not only manage and plan the workload but also manage the soldiers effectively and efficiently. It is no longer acceptable to sit in isolation and potentially believe there is little scope to have members gain qualifications that are needed within your unit. You need to be proactive and engage across the Corps, in particular with the Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering to know what the schedule and program of courses are to assist you in managing your workforce. If you engage with the school you should be able to come up with a viable solution for all concerned. I strongly encourage all members of the Corps to put their best foot forward and come up with solutions to each individual’s training and career progression. It is up to all of us to manage ourselves and sell ourselves to achieve the best possible outcome for the individual, the Corps and ultimately Army capability. We need to ensure that any good ideas are brought forward and that we can train into the future, if we do not move forward we will be left behind! I encourage all ranks that may have good ideas for training to send me an email so I can engage in discussions with the ASMs of ASEME. That way, I may be able to put these ideas to the Chief Instructor with a course of action that may lead to development of better ways to train members of the Corps. Again, I am impressed with the great work you are all doing; please continue to soldier on, work hard and most importantly – fix stuff! We have a great Corps and I am extremely proud to be the Corps RSM for the Bluebells. On a final note, I want to publically thank the RAEME Associations for their tireless work in delivering the Spanner Pack on behalf of all the members of the Corps. Arte et Marte Corps RSM Report WO1 Jason Ballard For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thalesgroup.com.au DELIVERING A BATTLEFIELD ADVANTAGE Developed with the goal of enhanced combat effectiveness, the Austeyr F88 SA2 features even more reliability, greater ergonomics and adaptability. Currently being fielded in collaboration with the Land Systems Division of DMO, Thales is proud to produce and support a world-class small arms weapon system. Improvement through managed evolution. Photograph©AustralianDepartmentofDefence