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November 7, 2013
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SGT Aaron Smith, of No. 77 Squadron
at RAAF Base Williamtown, has been
awarded the Rolls Royce 'Eagle'
Trophy for his technical engineering
and maintenance excellence and lead-
CAF AIRMSHL Geoff Brown
and Rolls Royce Group's Senior Vice
President Customer Business Asia
Pacific, Rob Watson, presented the award
at a dinner in Canberra on October 22.
Since the beginning of 2012, SGT
Smith has been the SNCO Aircraft
Structural Repairer at 77SQN, where
his multi-platform knowledge has been
of great benefit to his role working on
the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, according
to his Commanding Officer, WGCDR
"As an Aircraft Structural Technical
(ASTTECH) SNCO, SGT Smith has per-
formed hands-on maintenance and man-
agement tasks, and has taken significant
personal responsibility and ownership for
the maintenance performed by his team,"
WGCDR Sleeman said.
"SGT Smith displayed technical trade
mastery through a number of significant
structural repairs conducted at 77SQN
during 2013, including performing com-
plex structural repairs on F/A-18 aircraft,
strong technical leadership of a section
of eight personnel to maintain squadron
aircraft, as well as his significant person-
al contribution to maintenance reform."
SGT Smith was shocked when told he
was receiving the award.
"I had just arrived at work for a late
shift and was clearing my emails when
the CO called to pass on the news," SGT
"I was well and truly awake after he
told me we were both flying to Canberra
for a presentation dinner with CAF."
He said his personal achievements
were a direct result of the actions of a
"My team of technicians maintain
focus and complete all tasking effec-
tively, efficiently and, to a large degree,
independently," he said.
"Their actions give me the freedom to
achieve results in other areas."
He said structural repair was often
reactive maintenance requiring close
liaison with engineering [personnel] to
develop a repair plan.
"This situation is unique among air-
craft technical trades and promotes a har-
monious team environment because all
members contribute ideas and lessons
learnt from past experiences," he said.
"Job satisfaction comes from com-
pleting repairs and returning aircraft to
flight status as a result of a dedicated
WGCDR Sleeman said SGT Smith
played a key role in the implementation
of a new Self Certifying Tradespersons
(SCT) framework for Aircraft Structural
Technicians (AST) by reviewing all
F/A-18 structural tasks and developing
a framework which, when implemented,
would result in considerable productivity
gains across his trade group.
To complete the task, he conducted
risk assessments for all AST tasks and
proposed a thorough and efficient air-
craft structural SCT task approach that
was approved with no amendment by the
77SQN senior maintenance manager.
"This is feat which demonstrates a
range of strengths, technical knowledge,
maintenance management ability and
the ability to embrace reform," WGCDR
"His trade and Air Force as a whole
will greatly benefit from his work."
Director General Logistics --Air Force
AIRCDRE Peter Yates said he was par-
ticularly pleased for SGT Smith.
"The technical leadership that SGT
Smith has displayed is of the high-
est order and his willingness to tackle
complex repairs sets a great example,"
AIRCDRE Yates said.
"SGT Smith has proven there is
always room for innovation in the way
we maintain and repair our aircraft.
"The results he has achieved are out-
standing and will certainly improve air-
He said the benefit of increased capa-
bilities in the ASTTECH workforce by
taking on this kind of challenge would
last well beyond the task itself.
Technical excellence on show
JOB WELL DONE: CAF AIRMSHL Geoff Brown presents SGT Aaron Smith, of 77SQN, with the Rolls
Royce 'Eagle' Trophy.
Photo: CPL Guy Young
Throw away the razors,
it's 'mo bro' time
IT'S November, and that means RAAF
bases across the country will soon be
swarming with men donning mous-
taches, all in the name of charity.
Every year during November,
global charity Movember challenges
men to grow a mo and raise money
for and awareness about prostate and
testicular cancer, as well as men's
Air Force Headquarters is encour-
aging personnel to get involved this
year and register individually or as a
In 2012, more than 1.1 million
people around the world raised
For more information or to register, visit
email@example.com or call 1300 GROW
MO (4769 66).
GET INVOLVED: A
from 36SQN supports
the Movember effort.
Photo: LAC Dan Pinhorn
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