Twenty year milestone in civilian support at HMAS Watson

Published on LCDR Tina Brown (author)

Location(s): HMAS Watson, Sydney

Topic(s): HMAS Watson, Honours, Awards and Trophies

Mr Chris Demetri is presented with a ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin. (photo: )
Mr Chris Demetri is presented with a ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin.

At the start of October, Mr Chris Demetri was presented with his ‘Secretary’s Award for Long Service’ by the Commanding Officer of HMAS Watson, Captain William Martin. When presenting the medal to Mr Demetri, CAPT Martin highlighted the importance of civilian support to Warfare Training at Watson, and in particular the unique contribution made by Mr Demetri over the last twenty years.

The Secretary’s Award for Long Service provides appreciation when a Defence Australian Public Service (APS) member completes a long period of Australian Government service, and in this case, was represented by a lapel badge.

Mr Demetri began employment at Watson in 1993 as a Training Systems Support Manager and was primarily employed in the Bridge Training Faculty, where he was responsible for the sustainment and enhancement of Bridge Simulation equipment.

Over the years, Mr Demetri’s role continued to develop and he is now the Training Systems Support Manager for all of Training Authority-Maritime Warfare’s training systems.

“I look forward to continuing in my current role over the next few years,” Mr Demetri said.

All the staff and trainees at Training Force also look forward to receiving the same level of exceptional support that has been the hallmark of Mr Demetri’s career as a technical specialist and public servant.