Cadets offer opportunities

Newly-appointed NSW CUO Ashley Clifton (right) with Lismores Officer Commanding Captain, Debbie Campbell.

Ashley Clifton has gained many skills from her four and a half years as an army cadet, not least of all time management.

She will be needing that skill this year as the busy year 12 Richmond River student juggles her HSC and part-time job with her new exciting role as NSW CUO (cadet under officer) the official representative for all 8000 of NSWs army cadets.

Ashley said being a cadet gives young people many opportunities that set you up for working life either in the army or as an ordinary citizen.

She said the training in drill, navigation, bushcraft and first aid had challenged her physically and mentally and through the program she had formed many friendships.

Ashley said cadets was such a genuine, neat, lovely place to be, adding that it was a place where young people learnt to be part of a real team and nobody was left out.

The Lismore Army Cadet Unit is launching its annual recruiting campaign next Monday, February 26, at the army base on Military Road, Lismore, at 7pm. Interested teenagers and their parents can attend and learn more about the benefits of joining cadets.

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