Mandurah Catholic College student recognised by defence force for leadership potential

The Australian Defence Force's Captain Rob Mueller presents Mandurah Catholic College Year 12 Zavier Radecker with an award for his leadership potential. Photo: Supplied.

The Australian Defence Force's Captain Rob Mueller presents Mandurah Catholic College Year 12 Zavier Radecker with an award for his leadership potential. Photo: Supplied.

Mandurah Catholic College student Zavier Radecker has taken out an Australian Defence Force Academy Award recognising his leadership potential.

The year 12 student was also praised for demonstrating the attributes and qualities the defence forces value through his academic and sporting achievements.

“Recipients of this award have shown they are willing to work hard and strive to excel, that they enjoy a real challenge and are team players,” the ADF’s Captain Rob Mueller said when presenting the award.

“The ADF needs leaders who are able to adapt to new and at times demanding situations. For this reason, the Australian Defence Force Academy is not just any university.

“The education and skills individuals gain from their time at ADFA must set them up to face any challenge.”

The selection process for the award is extremely competitive and serves as great encouragement to continue studying hard to achieve outstanding results.

It does not grant automatic admission to the Academy; those who take out the awards must still achieve the required university admission index score and keep fit to remain competitive in the ADFA’s final choice of students. 

“Zavier has shown he has the inherent leadership qualities that should help keep him well on track,” Captain Mueller said.

In partnership with the University of NSW, the Australian Defence Force Academy allows graduates to obtain degrees in the arts, business, science, engineering and technology as well as receive military, leadership and management training. 

“We hope Zavier continues to work hard towards his goal of a successful and rewarding career in the Australian Defence Force,” Captain Mueller said.