The decision to support the Armed Forces corporate covenant was an obvious step for Anna-Marie as the British Army has always been an integral part of her life. She initially joined the Newcastle Royal Grammar School Cadet Force in 1995, held an Army Sixth Form Scholarship at Central Newcastle High School and then was awarded a prestigious Cadetship at The University of Manchester. She commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the top 2% of her intake as a Junior Under Officer and served in the Royal Logistics Corps for nine years. Her husband, Major Ben Psaila, is an officer in the Royal Corps of Signals; her brother Captain David Watson serves as a Reservist in The Royal Jersey Militia, part of the Royal Engineers; and many friends still pursue a military career.
What is the Corporate Covenant?
The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses or charitable organisations who wish to publically demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community. The Corporate Covenant is designed to allow businesses and charitable organisations to express their support, and commit to ways in which they can provide that support.