Ex Executive Stretch ACT : Apr 2018

Employers get the ‘Reservist Experience’ at HMAS Creswell

Six ACT Government executives had their leadership skills put to the test when they took part in a two day Exercise Executive Stretch at HMAS Creswell in April.

Arranged by the Defence Reserves Support Council, ACT & South East NSW region, the Exercise aimed to provide employers firsthand experience in Reserve training.

Over the two days the members participated in activities aimed at illustrating key aspects of military work including leadership decision-making challenges, a simulated sea rescue activity and various briefings.

One of the participants, Bren Burkevics, Senior Director, Security and Emergency Management Branch, Justice and Community Safety Directorate said, “All ADF personnel and officers that delivered sessions or activities were so friendly and wanting to share their knowledge and experiences. It left me with a highly positive view of the professionalism, capabilities, safety focus and sense of organisation within the ADF.”

The highlight of the visit was a ride on a MRH-90 Taipan helicopter. While a little scary for those who may be height challenged the ride was a terrific experience for all.

Members from the Australian Capital Territory Government with group leaders for Exercise Executive Stretch at HMAS Creswell's Chapel.
Members from the Australian Capital Territory Government with group leaders.

Jodie Griffiths-Cook from the Australian Capital Territory Human Rights Commission has a helmet fitted by Able Seaman Stuart Pratt before embarking an MRH-90 helicopter for a flight during Exercise Executive Stretch at HMAS Creswell.
Jodie Griffiths-Cook from the Australian Capital Territory Human Rights Commission has a helmet fitted by Able Seaman Stuart Pratt before embarking an MRH-90 helicopter.

Exercise Executive Stretch participants from the Australian Capitol Territory Government approach a MRH-90 helicopter ahead of their flight from HMAS Creswell.
Participants from the Australian Capitol Territory Government approach a MRH-90 helicopter.

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