Supporting the Army Reserves

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Cook Shire Council, Queensland, Workshop and Fleet Manager, Scott Johnson, scored a trip aboard the tall ship Young Endeavour, after being nominated for an Australian Defence Force recognition program.

Mr Johnson, who manages staff who are also in the Army Reserves, spent half a day aboard the Young Endeavour in recognition of his support for the Army Reserves program.

“Having a Reservist in the team brings a different perspective and different skills to the workplace,” Mr Johnson said.

The trip was an initiative of the Defence Reserve Support Council, which promotes the benefits of Reserve service to employers and the community and creates an effective link between the community, employers, Reservists, the Australian Defence Force and all levels of government.

The Young Endeavour is manned by Royal Australian Navy permanent and reserve personnel and youth as part of the Young Endeavour Youth Development Program, which highlights another avenue in which Defence reservists are employed.