Butchulla (Mother), South Sea Islander (Father)
Chief Petty Officer
Royal Australian Navy
Medals & Awards
Defence Long Service Medal with three clasps
National Medal 2021
Australian Defence Medal
Served 22 years in the Permanent Navy and 24 years in the Naval Reserve, a total of 46 years service.
The National Medal recognises long and diligent service by members of recognised government and voluntary organisations that risk their lives or safety to protect or assist the community in enforcement of the law or in times of emergency or natural disaster.My service was recognised in 2021 for my duties for Border Force 8 years, Coast Guard Townsville 3 years and 4 years Volunteer Marine rescue Brisbane.
2014 – COMCAR acknowledgement for transport services to G20 Leaders’ summit Brisbane.Certificate of Appreciation
2013 – Executive Director, Regional Operations East, (QPWS) letter of thanks. (Orca Stranding Hervey Bay).
2008 – AFLQ Youth support staff of the year for outstanding commitment to Junior AFL development in the Northern Region.
1998 Quest Brisbane River Run Walk, Volunteer Marshal