Jodi Ross
Warrant Officer
Royal Australian Air Force

Australian Service Medal with clasp
Defence Long Service Medal with 2 clasps
Australian Defence Medal
Multinational Force & Observers Medal


Warrant Officer Jodi Ross was a strong and proud Wiradjuri woman who was met with many challenges throughout her life; although she never complained or said, ‘Why me?’ instead, she just took it in her stride and got on with life. Joining as a steward, then re-mustered to cook, then eventually became a personnel capability specialist. She found her passion in this mustering as it allowed her to help and guide others to their full potential. When deployed to the Sinai in 2012, she then became the first RAAF member to be attached to the Multinational Force and Observers group overseeing the peace between Egypt and Israel since the 1980s. Serving in the Royal Australian Air Force for 34 years, she was extremely proud of all the work and opportunities afforded to her throughout her career. She was a champion for Aboriginal serving members and went above and beyond to help them reach their goals throughout her service.

The Royal Australian Air Force was Jodi’s second home and family; she was extremely proud of her service and grateful for all the opportunities it gave her, especially meeting her husband of 25 years, Heath, on the Cooks Course in RAAF Wagga Wagga in 1991. Jodi was extremely proud of her family. She was a doting Mum of her eldest Georgia, who joined the Air Force in 2018 as a Crew Attendant, and so very proud of her son Jack, who became the first member of her family to study university as a Civil Engineering student. Jodi was and will forever be an incredible Aviator, Leader, Wife and, most importantly, for both her children, the best Mum.  She will be forever missed, but she is always with us and will never be forgotten.

– Georgia Ross ( Jodi Ross’s eldest daughter)