From Jiu-Jitsu champ to Army officer

Isobel Tulevski is officially sworn into the Australian Army as an Officer Cadet by Director General Defence Force Recruiting Brigadier Duncan Hayward. Photo: Leading Seaman Leo Baumgartner

From Jiu-Jitsu champ to Army officer

Manly local and former National Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion, Isobel Tulevski, is headed for an exciting career in the Australian Defence Force after appointing as an Army officer late last year.

The 18-year-old embarked on one of the world’s most prestigious officer courses at the Royal Military College (RMC) in Canberra.

Ms Tulevski said she was eager for the challenge of her new career and hoped to inspire other women to follow her lead.

“I want a career that will take me on an adventure. I’m excited by the career and sporting opportunities on offer in the Army and just knowing at the end of the day I have helped protect our country in some way,” Ms Tulevski said.

“I want to inspire other women that if you put your mind to something, you can achieve anything.”

Throughout her career, Ms Tulevski will have the opportunity to make positive contributions to globally significant operations at home and abroad.

Director General Defence Force Recruiting Brigadier Duncan Hayward said RMC provided a solid foundation, taking resourceful, ambitious civilians and setting them on a path to excel as leaders.

“The training is world-class. Ms Tulevski will be guided and supported to overcome challenges that are designed to test her both mentally and physically, in order to equip her for future roles,” Brigadier Hayward said.

“After her training, Ms Tulevski will have the skills and ability to confidently command Australian forces and achieve results beyond the individual, on behalf of all Australians.”

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