The Employer Support Awards acknowledge the contributions made by employers of Reservists. The Defence Reserves Support Council sponsors the awards, which publicly recognise employers at the State and Territory level.
Navantia was nominated for the ‘Major Private Industry’ category by Adrian Orellana. Adrian is a Lance-Bombardier in the Army Reserves and the IPMS Engineer for Navantia in the Air Warfare Destroyer (DDG) sustainment program. He nominated Navantia for its ongoing support of his active reservist obligations with the 28 Battery of the 9th Regiment Royal Australian Artillery.
The awards program provides formal recognition of employers’ support for Reservists and were presented by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley, AC, DSC, (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales. Well attended, guests included senior representatives from all three ADF services and New South Wales government departments.