Soldier On welcomes The University of South Australia (UniSA) as its newest Bronze Pledge partner for 2021.

The Soldier On Pledge partnership provides a pathway for veterans and their families transitioning from the Australian Defence Force into civilian life.

The Pledge allows organisations to thank Australian Defence Force personnel for their service and recognise the exemplary skills, leadership, and training of those who have served Australia. Organisations that sign the Pledge commit to learning more about the skills and attributes that Defence personnel, veterans, and family members can bring to their organisation.

As the University of Enterprise for defence, UniSA has a longstanding relationship with the defence community in research and education.

UniSA Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Enterprise, Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, said becoming a Soldier On Pledge Partner would continue UniSA’s strong support of the defence community.  

“Our new Veterans’ Engagement and Education Program offers personalised study support to veterans, serving and ex-serving ADF members, including reservists, first responders, and immediate family members,” Prof Hughes-Warrington said.

“Through our Invictus Pathways Program, we are also providing wellbeing activities and allied health services to ex-defence force personnel,” Prof Hughes-Warrington added.

Soldier On CEO, Ivan Slavich said Soldier On is honoured to welcome UniSA as its newest Pledge partner in 2021.  

“The Soldier On Pathways Program works to provide employment opportunities to veterans and their families, enabling them to thrive. For every organisation that signs the Soldier On Pledge, we are one step closer to enabling more veterans and their families to secure their future,” Mr Slavich said.

“Soldier On is thrilled to have another active veteran supporter join the Pledge. We look forward to working with UniSA to provide greater opportunities to our serving and ex-serving veterans and their families,” Mr Slavich added.