Nineteen Australian senior executives from private and public organisations will enjoy a taste of life in the Army Reserves as part of Exercise Boss Lift 2019 to be held in the jungles of Malaysia.
Participants of Exercise Boss Lift will be flown to Malaysia in a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 from RAAF Base Amberley to visit their Reserve employees in Rifle Company Butterworth at the Malaysian Army Combat Training Centre (PULADA).
Exercise Boss Lift is a Department of Defence program designed to show employers the training, skills and experience that the Australian Defence Force Reserve service provides. Employers will witness their employees and other Australian Army Reserve soldiers conduct infantry minor tactics, such as patrolling, ambushes and section attacks.
Acting Head Reserve and Youth Division, Brigadier Duncan Hayward, said the program would give employers and potential future employers an understanding of the skills their army reservist workers would not normally be able to display in their civilian roles.
119 Australian Army Reserve members are in Malaysia for three months of intensive training to develop foundation war fighting skills in a regional environment and conduct international engagement activities with regional partners in Southeast Asia.
“Exercise Boss Lift gives employers an opportunity to see how Reservists’ training builds confidence and cultivates problem-solving skills, leadership ability and other attributes highly valuable in the workplace,” BRIG Hayward said.