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Anika A

Annika A

Annika, 35, is a former Navy Lieutenant Commander specialised in weapons management systems. After training at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), she served as a Weapons Electrical Aircraft (WEA) Officer, advancing through the ranks. After xx years of service, Annika voluntarily transitioned from the Navy to be closer to her family. She is married to James and has a 5-year-old daughter, Maisie.

Jared B

Jared B

Jared, 46, is a Yolnu man working in his family’s café in Darwin. He is married with two children, aged 14 and 17. At the age of 20, Jared joined Norforce in the Northern Territory, initially training as a Patrolman and later specialising in reconnaissance skills and training new recruits. He was medically discharged three years ago and considered transitioning to the reserves but was unable to do so due to medical reasons.

Ronald C

Ronald is a 68-year-old male who retired from his Airforce logistics planning role at the age of 60. He had enlisted at the age of 19, inspired by the Vietnam War, but wasn’t deployed to Vietnam.

He is married to Sue and has two adult children. Sue also served in the Airforce as a stenographer,, and as was normal at the time, she transitioned out of service when they married. 

Ajay D

Jai D

Jai is a 28-year-old male, who enlisted in the Army at the age of 21, training as a Combat Engineer.  Of Fiji-Indian cultural background, his immediate family have returned to Fiji to live.

Jai was medically discharged at the age of 27 following a severe shoulder injury. 

Dave E

Dave is a 51-year-old male married to Maree with three children aged 16, 13 and 9.

He transitioned voluntarily about 6 years ago, having achieved the non-commissioned officer (NCO) rank of Warrant Officer in the Armoured Corp.  During his period of service, Dave was deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and East Timor and served with a number of cavalry units.