and community involvement reaps national rewards
Deborah Allen, now posted to 723 Squadron (LCDR Allen Whittaker),
joined the RAN in February 2001 and soon after began training at
the RAAF School of Technical Training.
Deborah Allen with CO 723 Squadron LCDR Allen Whittaker
who presented her with her HMAS Wagga Assn award.
From the very outset she impressed staff with her energy, resolve
and quest for excellence. SMN Allen was regularly noted as being
pro-active in maintaining the highest possible standards by those
around her. Personally, she reflected all the characteristics expected
of a member of the Navy, including its values, ethos and traditions.
In recognition of SMN Allens exceptional performance she was
awarded the HMAS Wagga Association Award for 2002 at RAAF
Waggas ANZAC Day celebrations this year.
This award is presented annually to the member of the Navy, trainee
or staff, posted to RAAF Base Wagga who is judged best to reflect
the traditions of the Service by his or her service behaviour, dress
and bearing and involvement with the base and local community.
In addition to the Wagga Association Award SMN Allen has been recognised
for her outstanding technical abilities by the staff at the TAFE
NSW Riverina Institute. As a result, SMN Allen is also the recipient
of the 2002 National Aerospace Training Centre of Excellence Outstanding
Achievement Award, which is presented to a student who has exemplified
excellence across a number of fields.