On 24 December 2014, the Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, awarded four proud Sailors their Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) Endorsed Marine Systems Manager (MSM) qualification in front of Ship’s Company.
Leading Seaman Marine Technician (LSMT) Matthew Timbs, LSMT Luke Pantic, LSMT Joshua Carter and LSMT Gregory Williams all received the qualification after many months of hard work, intense learning and rapid development in dealing with the myriad of engineering emergencies, faults and problem solving activities to meet the requirements of the MSM Task Book.
The sailors have now demonstrated that they are ready to rise to the challenge of being Marine Systems Managers onboard AOR 304, HMAS Success and LS Pantic said he is keen to keep learning.
The Success command team has focussed on training and task book completion the last few months to ensure maximum capability while on deployment in the MER. Achievement of MSM is also a key step in the ongoing development of Engineering Sailors. To award four MSM qualifications in such a short time shows that these Sailors’ efforts have paid off.
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