Commander of the 11th Brigade (Army Reserves), Brigadier Timothy O’Brien hosted a ‘Dining In Night’ for Brisbane based employers of Army reservists, at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera Queensland on 7 September 2018.

The evening was an opportunity for Brigadier O’Brien to thank the employers of his reserve soldiers while providing a rare opportunity for them to participate in a formal dinner following the customs and traditions of a military dining in night.

At dinner each employer was seated next to their Australian Defence Force (ADF) reserve employee to guide them through dining protocols.

Mr Simon Kert, Director of Information and Cyber Security at the Australian Taxation Office, said the formal dinner provided an excellent insight into some of the culture and traditions of the military.

“As part of the formalities, ADF reservists delivered presentations on the operations and training they undertake and I was amazed at their contribution to the nation’s defence,” Mr Kert said.

“As an employer I was honoured to represent the Australian Taxation Office at the dinner with like-minded employers. I would recommend employing ADF reservists, as I witness the transferable skills and training that the ADF provides through my reservist employee on a daily basis”.

The evening included a number of capability presentations by 11th Brigade reservists and concluded with Brigadier O’Brien and the Defence Reserves Support Council Queensland Chair, Ms Jennifer Robertson, presenting a number of employers with Certificates of Appreciation to acknowledge their ongoing support.

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