New Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council Victoria appointed

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The Hon Darren Chester MP

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Minister for Defence Personnel

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14 March 2018

Ms Jaquie Scammell has been appointed Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) Victoria.

Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester MP, said Ms Scammell, a member of the Council since 2011, was a great choice for the appointment.

“I congratulate Ms Scammell on her appointment as Chair she brings a wealth of experience and expertise from the private sector to the role,” Mr Chester said.

“The Defence Reserves Support Council provides an important link between the Australian Defence Force, employers, industry groups and other peak bodies in the community from which Reservists are drawn.” 

Ms Scammell said it was a privilege to be appointed the Chair of DRSC Victoria, as the role allows her to service the Reserves community in Victoria.

“I am extremely excited to help Defence continue supporting Reservists to serve Australia when and where they are most needed,” Ms Scammell said.

Promoting the benefits of Reserve service to the business community, the DRSC develops partnerships with employers to facilitate Reservists’ contribution to Defence capability.

Ms Scammell succeeds Mr Colin Radford, who first joined the Council in April 2014, and served as the Chair of DRSC Victoria from 2014 through to 2017.

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