Edwin James Mimi
Wakka Wakka Man
Retired Warrant Officer Class 2, Royal Australian Infantry Corp,
Australian Regular Army
Medals and Awards
Active Australian Service Medal with Somalia, East Timor and Iraq bar
Australian Service Medal with East Timor bar
Defence Force Long Service
Australian Defence Medal
Warrant Office Class Two Edwin James Mi Mi is a proud Wakka Wakka man, born and raised in Gayndah, QLD. After completing Year 12, Warrant Officer Mi Mi enlisted in the Australian Regular Army (ARA) on 03 September 1985. After completing recruit training Kapooka, Wagga Wagga, NSW, he was allocated Infantry Corp, based at Singleton, NSW and after completing Initial Employment Training (IET) was posted to the First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR).
Throughout his 24 year service within the ARA, he has held a number of regiment and non-regimental posting and has progress through the ranks from Private to Warrant Officer Class Two within Infantry Corp. His posting include: the First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR), Depot Company, School of Infantry, the Second Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2 RAR), Battle Wing, Canungra, the Twenty Fifth/Forty Ninth Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment (25/49 RQR), Land Warfare Centre – South Queensland, Platoon Team, Tactics Wing, School of Infantry, and Warrant officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (WO&NCO Academy).
Warrant Officer Mi Mi’s deployments include; Op Solace, Somalia, 1993 with 1 RAR, East Timor, 1999 with 2 RAR, East Timor, 2003 with the Defence Cooperation Program- East Timor (DCP-EM), Iraq, 2004 with the Australian Army Training Team – Iraq (AATTI 2)
Warrant Officer Mi Mi enjoyed his sport within the Army, playing Rugby Union, Touch Football and Cricket for his units that he was posted to.