Awards worth winning for reservists

Applications are open for the 2024 Prince of Wales Awards, which recognise the contribution made by reservists and their civilian employers to Defence capability.

CAPTION: Australian Army Captain Sharon Chan’s 2023 Prince of Wales Award has allowed her to expand her professional knowledge and capability. Story by Emily Egan.

Award-winning reservists from each state and territory receive financial assistance of up to $10,000 to undertake a professional development activity that directly benefits their civilian employment or profession.

Previous winners, which have been running for 39 years, have travelled internationally to attend universities and completed world-renowned courses in their specialised fields.

2023 Prince of Wales Award recipient Captain Sharon Chan, who is a finance officer at Headquarters 5 Brigade, Holsworthy Barracks, NSW, is using her funding to undertake courses in leadership, research methodology and business sustainability at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

“The courses will not only expand my professional knowledge. Upon completion they will develop my analytical skills and capability,” she said.

“It is an incredible opportunity, which I am extremely proud of.”

Application close August 15, 2023.

Reservists who hold a substantive rank of leading seaman or corporal, up to lieutenant commander, major or squadron leader, regardless of trade or specialisation, are eligible to apply.

See the ADF Reserves and Employer Support page for more information.


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