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THE hotline has been receiving calls
from members and clothing stores
relating to patent leather boots
Amendment to Sig 1305/OPS
Paragraph 6 states that after April 22,
2011, any faulty batch number shoe or
parade boot requires authority to issue
to ensure unit chain of command remain
informed that members have ignored all
previous advice to exchange.
AHQ advise the following:
If the footwear has an identified faulty
batch number (even if it looks okay),
the pair should have been presented
to the CLO-Store before April 22 and
replaced at Commonwealth expense
Outside the faulty batch numbers,
or where the batch number is uni-
dentifiable, if there is a clear manu-
facturing fault, it will be replaced at
Commonwealth expense -- members
require an SD-016 at unit level and
should then take a completed AD876
and the faulty pair to the CLO-Store.
After April 22, 2011: faulty footwear
(with or without batch numbers) will be
replaced at Commonwealth expense.
Complete a SD-016 at unit level, take
the faulty pair and completed AD876 to
Member responsibility: if the footwear
is worn out due to user wear and tear,
then members replace at their own
expense. Members with a non-stitched
pair that is serviceable and not part of
the faulty batch, but who would prefer
a stitched pair must replace at their
own expense. There is no entitlement
to exchange non-stitched for stitched,
unless there is a manufacturing fault.
TO REPORT a defect against a clothing
item, a RODUM must be submitted in
addition to any unit promulgated instruc-
tions. A web user guide can be accessed
from under the 'useful links' tab at http://
Send questions to WO2 Anthony Romkes
at the Army Clothing Hotline on
(03) 9282 6602 or email
By Sgt Andrew Hetherington
MEMBERS with higher levels of
education are more likely to com-
plete their initial minimum peri-
ods of service (IMPS) according to
early results from research by this
year's CDF Fellowship recipient.
Lt-Col Phillip Hoglin was
awarded the fellowship late last
year and began his full-time study
with the University of NSW at
ADFA on January 13.
He has had an ongoing interest
in studying the separation of ORs
since he started in the Directorate of
Workforce Modelling, Forecasting
and Analysis two years ago.
"They do a lot of analysis on
the workforce, such as helping set
recruiting targets, monitoring sepa-
ration rates and recommending crit-
ical categories," Lt-Col Hoglin said.
"My study topic was one of
a list of projects developed by
the Directorate of Workforce
Intelligence which needed to be fol-
lowed up and I had an interest in it.
"I was also in the process
of applying for admission to a
University of NSW Master of
Philosophy program, so applying
for the CDF Fellowship at the same
time was a logical thing to do."
So far Lt-Col Hoglin is halfway
through his year at ADFA and has
finished most of his study.
"It had me analysing data of
almost 14,500 full-time soldiers,
sailors and airmen and women
who joined the ADF off the street
between mid-2002 and 2007,"
Lt-Col Hoglin said.
During his research Lt-Col
Hoglin posed many questions relat-
ing to why some personnel com-
plete their IMPS, and why others
Some of the variables associated
within the questions included fac-
tors such as education, cognitive
ability, sex, age, ethnicity and dif-
ferences between military occupa-
A number of consistencies arose
across the three services, which
seemed to predict whether person-
nel would complete their IMPS,
with education a main factor.
"I've found recruits who had not
completed year 12 had less chance
of finishing their IMPS compared to
those who had," Lt-Col Hoglin said.
"We can only speculate on the
reasons for this but some theories
suggest that if someone has the
temperament, skills and discipline
to complete years 11 and 12, then
they already have some of the basic
requirements to finish their first
four or six years in the military.
"Recruits with a low aptitude
score also have lower odds of fin-
ishing their IMPS,"
The results from the study will
assist the ADF with future recruit-
ing methods and retention practices.
Lt-Col Hoglin's final report is
due for submission to the CDF in
EACH year the CDF awards a fel-
lowship to one permanent ADF
member from either the enlisted or
Included in the prize is a budget
of about $15,000 for associated
travel and research costs.
To apply for the fellowship,
personnel should submit a writ-
ten application in accordance with
DI(G) Pers 5-28.
Applications for 2012 have
already closed but 2013 applica-
tions will be sought early next year.
How to apply for the CDF Fellowship
Researcher: CDF Fellowship recipient Lt-Col Phillip Hoglin hits the books
to find common factors among soldiers who complete their initial minimum
periods of service.
Photo by Sgt Andrew Hetherington
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