Education Horizons Group would like to recognise the extraordinary work of Synergetic Program Manager, James Overell, who as a Sergeant in the Army Reserve, is aiding response efforts to Australia’s ongoing bushfire crisis.

As Platoon Sergeant for 3 platoon under Joint Task Force 646.7, James is assisting in the management of a team of 30 soldiers, primarily from 9th Regiment and 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment.

Currently deployed to Bandiana, North East Victoria, SGT Overell and his platoon are supporting numerous initiatives including the reconnaissance of fire affected areas, engagement with locals impacted by the fire, management of IDPs (internally displaced persons) and other activities as required.

The platoon is expecting to be redeployed to the heavily fire-affected areas surrounding Corryong in the coming days.

The team at Education Horizons Group thank James for his service, and recognise the amazing work that he and many others are performing as part of Australia’s collective recovery effort.