Commissioner Knaggs' vision:
'...that headquarters' support units would be understood as such, not diminishing their purposes for accountability, but wholly in the context of authentic support and encouragement.'
I have certainly found the above to be the case during my three and a half years as an officer. I am fortunate that the author of this chapter in "One Day" is my Divisional Commander, Major Graeme McClimont. Major McClimont makes a great suggestion; that headquarters officers have a part-time direct mission appointment.
'...that programs such as Salvos Stores and Employment Plus would also become saving stations for the lost and fully integrated into the mission of the territory.'
This is a big but very important challenge! Rereading this has challenged me to think about how I can build relationships with the staff of my local Salvos Store.
I pay tribute to Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister 24/11/07-24/6/10. He has all the attributes that I admire in leaders.
Thanks Kevin for making such a positive difference to Australia.