John Enchong
Torres Strait Islander
Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
Rwanda Veteran

Medals and Awards
Australian Active Service Medal with clasp
Defence Force Service Medal with clasp
Australian Defence Medal
UN Assistance Mission in Rwanda Medal

I started my military career in March 1980, following in the footsteps of my father John ‘Bunji’ Enchong (Senior), serving in the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. In 1987 I transferred to Medical Corps to become an Inspector Health, Preventative Medicine. During more than 20 years of service, I travelled across Australia and overseas, cooperated with allied Armed Forces – including the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (Operation TAMAR) in 1994, and achieved accolades for my leadership and sporting prowess. I retired from the Australian Army in 2000 and now provide voluntary assistance to current serving members and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Forces and their families.