Home' Army News : July 21st 2011 Contents Dear Permanent and Reserve Members of the ADF,
Good information is critical to the development of good policy. We believe it is important to
get the views of all stakeholders as we move to create new policy which will shape the Reserve
contribution to the Total Force in the coming decades. Today we seek suggestions from both
Permanent and Reserve Personnel to ensure all have a say in helping us shape the way we all
serve in the future.
History o en shows that the most in uential changes occur when good ideas converge to cre-
ate a unique opportunity at the right time. As far as Reserves are concerned that time is now
and through the work being done by Reserve Reform Stream of the Strategic Reform Program,
we are now positioned to fundamentally shape the way we perceive, structure and use our Re-
serve Forces as part of our Total Force.
Permanent personnel leaving full-time service represent an important investment by the ADF
and we need to maximise their participation in the Reserve once they leave. In this sense it is
important we understand their views about Reserve service.
e Reserve Reform Stream is undertaking two initiatives designed to gather evidence that will
help provide for a more e cient, e ective and exible Reserve force into the future. ese new
1. a "Have your say!" web page where you can submit your ideas for change via
an 'ideas' template. is site can be accessed at www.defence.gov.au/srp/reserve; and
2. an innovative survey designed to explore Reserve employment, what it means
to you and what you expect from it.
We appreciate that there are o en requests for feedback, ideas and submissions, however if you
undertake one such measure this year, we urge you to make it this.
We want the ideas of both Permanent and Reserve personnel and your feedback will be used.
e Service Chiefs and I are committed to genuine Reserve Reform. We believe it is only
through collaboration, by harnessing the collective ingenuity of all our personnel that we will
nd the answers needed to create our best possible future force.
If you have any questions or if you do not receive a survey and would like one, please email
ReserveReform.Ideas@Defence.gov.au and provide your full name, location, service and role.
For the timely receipt of survey responses, please register your interest ASAP.
D.J. Hurley, AC, DSC
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