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Army November 10, 2011
THE fourth Strategic Reform Program
Change Readiness Survey will be open
online from November 11 to 25.
The Directorate of Strategic Reform
Program -- Army encourages all soldiers
who receive the survey to take part.
The survey collects information about
soldiers' attitudes and commitment to reform
in Defence, which will help Defence's senior
leaders determine how reforms are planned
The survey is a chance for soldiers to
express their views on reform and help sen-
ior leaders understand how it is affecting
A random sample of personnel from
across Defence will be invited to participate.
Selected personnel will receive emails
with further instructions and a link to the
survey, which will take about 15 minutes to
Confidentiality and anonymity of
respondents is assured.
Have your say on reform
MAKE A SUGGESTION
EVERY member of Defence can make
reform suggestions at any time through
the SRP intranet site on the DRN.
Soldiers can also make suggestions
through the Army Suggestion Scheme.
Reform in Army is coordinated by the
Directorate of Strategic Reform Program
-- Army, within AHQ.
For more information go to the Army Reform
website on the DRN at http://intranet.defence.
RESERVE career management will be
streamlined when a series of existing
agencies are replaced with two reserve
career management directorates to pro-
vide a nationally aligned approached to
managing the reservist careers.
The Directorate of Reserve
Officer Career Management -- Army
(DROCM-A) and the Directorate of
Reserve Soldier Career Management
-- Army (DRSCM-A) will replace the
regional Army Personnel Agencies in
January next year.
The two directorates, based in
Canberra, will integrate reserve career
management functions previously under-
taken by Army Personnel Agencies, the
Army National Standby Reserve Agency
and the Directorate of Reserve Career
Four regional career advisory groups
(CAG) will be set up on December 1:
CAG Northern Region -- based at
Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, with a
supporting detachment in Townsville.
CAG Eastern Region -- based at
Victoria Barracks, Sydney.
CAG Southern Region -- based at
Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, with a
supporting detachment in Hobart.
CAG Central West -- based at Keswick
Barracks, Adelaide, with supporting
detachments in Darwin and Perth.
Existing reserve career management
agencies will disband by December 23,
with the regional CAGs maintaining
reserve career advisory functions dur-
ing the career management transition to
DROCM-A and DRSCM-A.
Career management and career advi-
sory functions for full-time personnel will
continue to be provided by DOCM-A and
SCMA, with SCMA moving from Fort
Queenscliff to collocate with DOCM-A
in Canberra from December next year.
More information, including updated contact
details for career management personnel, will
be available from December 1 on the Career
Management -- Army intranet site at http://
Career focus: Reservist career management will be more straight forward
when the existing agencies are replaced with two directorates based
Opinions welcome: A random sample of Army personnel
will be selected to take part in the fourth Strategic Reform
Program Change Readiness Survey.
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