The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon Warren Snowdon, today announced the launch of a new Alumni website to help keep ex-Navy, Army and Air Force personnel in contact with each other.
Mr Snowdon said the new Defence Alumni Network or DAN will provide great opportunities for both Defence and Ex-service personnel.
“For the first time, ex-service members will have access to their own alumni network that enables them to keep in contact with mates who have also left the Navy, Army and Air Force,” he said.
The website will enable members to share photos and stories, keep abreast of current Defence events and of the latest opportunities within Defence.
The website also provides Defence with the opportunity to keep in touch with its alumni and re-engage with people who may want to rejoin the Service.
“We know there comes a time for most personnel where they will explore careers outside of the ADF. “
“What we would like to do is to maintain links with them so that when they have tried something new, gained additional skill sets, and are looking for their next opportunity Defence is front and centre in their minds,” Mr Snowdon said.
The DAN is currently available to all ex-permanent Navy, Army and Air Force personnel.
The Defence Alumni Network can be accessed via the internet at www.dan.gov.au after completing a verification purposes. Access is granted online and members can start utilising the DAN straight away.
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