David ‘Dave’

Dave enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy on 22 June 1998 and served for nearly 20 years as a Marine Technician Electrical. In between deployments, he was based between Cairns, Sydney and Canberra. Dave was medically discharged on 13 December Continue reading

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Ben

Ben was appointed as an Australian Army Officer and deployed on active service as part of the International Force in East Timor (INTERFET) in 1999. He successfully transitioned from the military and has held various Board and executive leadership roles Continue reading

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Sarah

In 1997 Sarah Watson (centre) commenced Officer Training at ADFA and graduated with a BA Politics. In December 2000, following a year at the Royal Military College Duntroon, she was commissioned into the Australian Intelligence Corps where she served in Continue reading

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David

David Savage AM, served as an AusAID Stabilisation Advisor with the Coalition’s Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan from 2011-12. He became Australia’s first civilian casualty in Afghanistan when his patrol was attacked by a child suicide bomber. David described his Continue reading

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James

James enlisted in the Army in 1996 and at was almost immediately posted to Singleton Townsville. In 1999 he was posted to 4RAR (Commando) as a Company medic and was deployed with the Company to East Timor two years later. In Continue reading

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Jordan

Jordan discharged from the Army after five years’ service, including an operational tour to Afghanistan. Jordan said his experiences as a soldier combined with prolonged unemployment and financial stress, as well as a lack of direction in life, contributed to Continue reading

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