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issue 203 SEPTEMBER 2016

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TE MANA TOURS NZ

“SWISS ARMY KNIFE” SHIP

1 Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy

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NAVY TODAY ISSUE 203 2016

DIRECTORY Published to inform, inspire and entertain serving and former members of the RNZN, their families and friends and the wider Navy community. Navy Today is the official magazine of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Published by Defence Public Affairs, Wellington. Navy Today is now in its twentieth year of publication. Views expressed in Navy Today are not necessarily those of the RNZN or the NZDF.

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EDITOR: Andrew Bonallack Defence Public Affairs

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BASIC COMMON TRAINING

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TE MANA TOURS NZ

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NAVY VALUES IN SONG

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WWI NAVAL ART MISSILE TRANSFER

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FUNERAL PROTOCOL

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SEA CADETS TURN 75

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SPORTS

TE MANA TOURS NZ

“SWISS ARMY KNIFE” SHIP

1 Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Royal New ZealaNd Navy

cover image: HMNZS TE KAHA (foreground), returning home from Hawaii, passes HMNZS TE MANA in Waitemata Harbour.

MARITIME OPERATIONS

LT CDR Haughey

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aving spent the last 10 years mastering my trade (selfassessed!), I have recently had the opportunity to move away from familiar and comforting decks, drags and cabins towards a brave new world inside Headquarters Joint Forces. I’ve deliberately used the term ‘opportunity’; an opportunity to properly understand how Joint Operations work, an opportunity to represent and advocate for our Navy, and an opportunity to use an environment outside of the Navy to confirm a few theories. I have taken two main lessons away:

1. Nobody really knows what they are doing. I’ve never felt 100 per cent prepared for a job that I’ve done. I’ve also been set up to succeed in every role. These two statements are easier to reconcile if you accept that it’s normal to feel like you have no idea what you’re doing sometimes! It is neither possible nor desirable to be taught everything you need to know for a job. What’s more important is that you combine enough confidence to apply whatever training and experience you do have with a wide support network (of people to ask questions!) and a desire to learn quickly. This leads me to my second poin