Veteran leads way in paving new future
PAUL Warren knows what it means to develop a meaningful career after leaving the Australian Defence Force.
Mr Warren and his employer Rheinmetall Defence Australia won the Prime Minister's Veterans' Employer of the Year - Large award, months after the official ceremony was cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Rheinmetall, which specialise in military vehicles, weapons and ammunition, was one of 129 nominations for the 2020 Awards.
Mr Warren said it was important to give back to the veteran community.
"I found it really tough, myself, when I left defence … and I was diagnosed with PTSD," Mr Warren said.
"These young men and women have got a lot of life left after they've finished roles in Defence so why shouldn't they have a meaningful job to get up to?"
Herbert MP Phillip Thompson said it was a fantastic achievement for Rheinmetall Defence Australia and Mr Warren, who is the Veteran Engagement Program manager.
Originally published as Veteran leads way in paving new future