This week is Armed Forces Week and to mark this we are sharing the stories of our Armed Forces colleagues.
My name is Breval Alexander and I'm a Clinical Streamer at NELFT. Having completed school in 1988, I enlisted in the South African National Defence Force.
I went through my basic training and through my second phase, and during that time I was taught not only to shoot or to march but the most important aspect was learning discipline. I then became a medic in the army. I enjoy always improving and trying out new innovative ideas.
Part of NELFT's 5 values are “Progressive, innovative and continually improving”. As I was going through my national service, I worked a lot on those values as we strive to be the best that we can and to improve constantly. Discipline is a big thing I've been able to take that away from the army and bring to NELFT.
Having moved to the UK in 2001, I had started feeling that I wanted more than just my work at that time, so I decided in 2005 to Join the Territorial Army. Again discipline was instilled in us and the professionalism that we were taught was very much in line with NELFT's values. I know that NELFT proudly supports our armed forces.
I do believe I am a better person because of the training and values I was taught, and feel honoured to be part of #teamNELFT while also supporting our Armed Forces.