Navy 'Boss' stays the course

This article has photo gallery Published on LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), SGT Murray Staff (photographer)

Topic(s): Sport, Navy Headquarters South Australia, Legacy

Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia Commander Andrew Burnett and the Legacy Navy bear at the Boot Camp held in Adelaide. (photo: SGT Murray Staff)
Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia Commander Andrew Burnett and the Legacy Navy bear at the Boot Camp held in Adelaide.

The ‘boss’ of Navy’s South Australian-based personnel has all but walked over hot coals in an effort to raise money for Legacy.

The Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters - South Australia, Commander Andrew Burnett joined Army’s Brigadier Mick Burgess, and Air Force Air Commodore Joe Iervasi for the Legacy Boss Boot Camp on 4 August.

The event raises money for the charity through sponsorship for participation in a physical military-inspired obstacle course consisting of traverse ropes, rigs, ramps, monkey bars, a wind tunnel, reverse escalators and even a mud pit.

Commander Burnett showed his fitness and tenacity, completing the obstacle course in excellent time, with the other CEOs and bosses impressed with his agility and endurance.

“The course was a significant challenge and most worthy of the cause we were supporting,” Commander Burnett said. 

“This was an opportunity for Navy to strengthen its relationship with the local businesses that were well represented with participants and to lead by example in the area of veterans’ family support, whilst enjoying an afternoon out of the office!” he said.

Legacy assists around 70,000 families and 1,900 children and dependants with a disability nationally.