Since joining DVA nearly five years ago, Kate Pope has helped DVA transform the way it delivers services to the veteran community. As the Repatriation Commission’s relatively new Deputy President, she is now focused on veteran wellbeing, transition and above all suicide prevention.
A chance conversation and more than six months’ hard work led to No. 1 Combat Communications Squadron communication electronic technician Corporal Leigh Okunev being awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal in this year’s Australia Day honours.
Spearheading efficiencies to Army driver training led to Warrant Officer Class 2 Lance Keighran receiving a Conspicuous Service Medal in this year’s Australia Day honours.
In August 2017, Australian Clearance Diving Team-1 was called on to recover three missing marines from the wreck of a United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey, which was ditched in 60 metres of water near Rockhampton.
Saying Leading Seaman Simone Henare is committed to hard work and perseverance is an understatement.
Private Zed Barrett had a variety of jobs in the civilian world before finding his calling in the Australian Army, which is providing the 23-year-old just as much variety.
A modern horse-training technique inspired new ideas for Navy’s recruiting team when they swapped their city desks for grassy paddocks during a recent planning day.
A member of the Narrabri Dirt Bike Club while growing up, Brody Peate developed an interest in challenging mechanical performance activities, leading eventually to a career in aviation maintenance.
Leading Seaman Christopher Sanders works in a high-tech information environment, leveraging sophisticated communications systems to enable the flow of information.