Ballina local, Vanessa Farrell, 25, was welcomed into the Australian Army today through an Appointment Ceremony at Brisbane Defence Force Recruiting Centre. She will now travel to the Royal Military College-Duntroon in Canberra to commence her training as a General Service Officer.
Ballina local, Vanessa Farrell, 25, was welcomed into the Australian Army today through an Appointment Ceremony at Brisbane Defence Force Recruiting Centre. She will now travel to the Royal Military College-Duntroon in Canberra to commence her training as a General Service Officer.

Vanessa is ready for a new challenge

BALLINA'S Vanessa Farrell will be swapping her civilian clothes for army camouflage after signing up as an officer for the Royal Military College Duntroon.

The 25-year-old was one of 79 recruits appointed to Duntroon on Tuesday, July 12.

Ms Farrell said she chose a career as an Army Officer because of the opportunities for professional development and her desire to have a job that pushes her to continue learning.

"I'd like to have a long-term career in the Army," she said.

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to further my studies.

"I don't believe there is anything more rewarding than being able to accomplish the things I want, while helping others."

The Royal Military College Duntroon is where the Australian Army trains their officers, teaching them leadership, management and military skills.

It attracts a broad range of candidates from high school graduates through to tertiary qualified professionals.

Senior Military Recruitment Officer Brisbane, Major Dan Garrett said the 18 months of training at Duntroon was about preparing the new officers to make decisions, think quickly and motivate others.

"At RMC-D they'll learn a great deal about themselves, about service, and the value of applying their best effort in everything they do," he said.

"I congratulate the men and women appointing today for the commitment that they've voluntarily made to serve the Australian community.

"They are ordinary Australians who will tackle extraordinary challenges."

To learn more about a career that delivers travel opportunities, personal growth, and camaraderie visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/army.

Applications are currently open for entry into RMC from January 2017.


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