Edwin James Mimi
Wakka Wakka Man
Retired Warrant Officer Class 2
Royal Australian Infantry Corps

Australian Active Service Medal with clasps East Timor, Somalia & Iraq
International Force East Timor Medal
Iraq Medal
Australian Service Medal with clasp East Timor
Defence Force Long Service Medal with clasp
Australian Defence Medal
Infantry Combat Badge
Meritorious Unit Citation – Somalia

I am a proud Wakka Wakka man, born and raised in Gayndah, QLD. After completing Year 12, I enlisted in the Australian Regular Army (ARA) on 03 September 1985. After completing recruit training Kapooka, Wagga Wagga, NSW, I was allocated Infantry Corps, based at Singleton, NSW and after completing Initial Employment Training (IET) was posted to the First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR).
Throughout my 24 year service within the ARA, I have held a number of regimental and non-regimental postings and have progressed through the ranks from Private to Warrant Officer Class Two within Infantry Corps. My postings 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).
My 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)
I enjoyed my sport within the Army, playing Rugby Union, Touch Football and Cricket for units that I was posted to.