New project to make master logisticians

Published on LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (photographer)

Location(s): Fleet Base East, Sydney

Topic(s): Training

LEUTs Aaron Goedecke and Emily Ross are interviewed about the Maritime Logistics Career Continuum aboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)
LEUTs Aaron Goedecke and Emily Ross are interviewed about the Maritime Logistics Career Continuum aboard HMAS Adelaide.

Maritime Logistics Officers were in the spotlight recently as a film crew interviewed them about changes to their primary qualification.

The Maritime Logistics Career Continuum (MLCC) will establish key proficiencies and career pathways for MLOs to help them become experts in keeping Navy a highly capable and operationally ready force.

Filmed at Fleet Base East and aboard HMAS Adelaide, the video features Maritime Logistics Officers discussing their roles and building their skills and experience.

Project Manager, Commander Phil Andrews, said the new Career Continuum would deliver tools that allow Maritime Logistics Officers to become the masters of their careers.

“The MLCC Project is developing career pathway maps and position profiles which will show Maritime Logistics Officers roles by area of employment — in the Navy, Joint or Materiel Logistics spaces — and the level of professional mastery required to meet the requirements of any given job within our workforce community,” Commander Andrews said. 

“Maritime Logistics Officers will also be able to measure their level of mastery using a range of proficiencies and behaviours particular to their workforce.”

“Additionally, these individual metrics will be aggregated to quantify how we contribute as a branch to Navy’s overall capability,” he said.

Maritime Logistics Officers are employed both at sea and ashore and are responsible for the delivery of all logistic support functions required by ships and personnel to enable operations. Those functions are wide ranging, from procuring spare parts and planning port visits to hospitality services and financial management.