Respect critical to Air Force’s success

Like many Australians, Personnel Capability Officer Flight Lieutenant Rachel Morris is a migrant who is proud to call Australia home.

CAPTION: Flight Lieutenant Rachel Morris from No. 23 Squadron briefs her team on events around RAAF Base Amberley. Photo by Leading Aircraftwoman Emma Schwenke.

Working in No. 23 Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Morris is responsible for planning the squadron’s contributions to exercises.

She said supporting others was important to her.

“As a personnel capability officer one of my key responsibilities is to communicate and support my unit members daily,” Flight Lieutenant Morris said.

“My background has allowed me to provide tailored support to members, especially to those with diverse backgrounds, as I found members often find it easier opening themselves up to me when they have a similar background.

“To be able to support people and help resolve issues makes me feel fulfilled everyday.”

The Defence Values – Service, Courage, Respect, Integrity, Excellence – provide the foundation for an inclusive work environment that respects and values all Air Force members, where everyone in the team can reach their full potential for the delivery of air and space power for the joint force.

Flight Lieutenant Morris said respect for each other was critical for Air Force’s success.

“A diverse Air Force means we respect and value the skills and differences that each member brings into the organisation,” Flight Lieutenant Morris said.

“A diverse workplace also represents an inclusive environment that provides equal rights and opportunities for all members, regardless of gender, colour, age, ethnicity, physical ability, sexuality or religious beliefs.

“When members from diverse backgrounds work together it increases the opportunity for creativity as more people with differing perspectives gives us a greater chance of a workable solution.”





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