IG Episode 5 Stefan & Evelyn Huss
Service and Beyond
by Matthew Dank
6M ago
Stefan and Evelyn Huss tell their story of Stefan's service with the German armed forces and the powerful and beneficial impact that the Invictus Games and sports recovery has had on them and their family. Stefan Huss is a still serving Sergeant in the Bundeswehr. After his second Afghanistan mission in 2013 he developed post-traumatic stress disorder. His treatment in recovery for this condition including sports therapy which resulted in his becoming fully operational and deployable once again, and Stefan went on to specialise in the delivery of sports recovery for the German Army and since t ..read more
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IG23 Episode 4 Francine Dudfield
Service and Beyond
by Matthew Dank
6M ago
Francine Dudfield served 7 years as an Australian Army medic and trained to support special forces operations, going on to obtaining advanced rescue qualifications with New South Wales emergency services and deploying on operations within the Asia Pacific. After suffering a series of deteriorating medical conditions Francine was discharged from Army, dealing at the time with chronic pian, family breakup, and the unknown of a forced career transition. Inspired by Sydney 2018 Invictus Games Francine applied for the Invictus Games, quickly making connections to community sports groups and experie ..read more
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IG23 Episode 3 Rachel Kerrigan
Service and Beyond
by Matthew Dank
6M ago
As an engineer with the Royal Australian Air Force Rachel Kerrigan saw active service with the International Coalition Against Terrorism in 2002, five years later a series of life changing events triggered trauma from her deployment and she was medically discharged. In 2010 she was diagnosed with PTSD and suffered a stress induced stroke. The turning point to recovery was the ever present support from her 8 year old daughter Kiara, who encouraged her to take up adaptive sports and apply for the 2016 Invictus Games. Rachel has been an Invictus Games competitor, coach, ambassador for the 2018 Sy ..read more
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IG23 Episode 2 Kionte Storey
Service and Beyond
by Matthew Dank
6M ago
Kionte Joined the United States Marine Corps to meet a call for adventure and to go beyond his home town of Compton California. On completing infantry training Kionte saw service in Iraq and later in Afghanistan, where he was struck by an IED blast resulting in the loss of his leg, traumatic brain injury and PTSD. Soon after his repatriation to the US Kionte turned to the track, trying his hand at adaptive sports. He was quickly identified for his talent and potential and within 2 years was competing nationally. Between track training and marathon running, Kionte took to mountain climbing, sum ..read more
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IG23 Episode 1 David Wiseman
Service and Beyond
by Matthew Dank
6M ago
David is a former British Army infantry officer who suffered a near fatal wound in a combat exchange in Afghanistan in 2009. Following his injury and after his military career, David has been instrumental in the Invictus Games movement playing key roles in the organising committee of the inaugural games, as UK team captain and as a competitor where he was won 14 medals across 3 games. David's remarkable physical and psychological recovery which saw him embark on a series of mountaineering challenges while recovering from his injury has inspired thousands of wounded injured and sick former serv ..read more
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Cliff Morgan - Leadership Development with Lumian Consulting
Service and Beyond
by Matthew Dank
1y ago
How do you approach building credibility in a new professional role, or choosing where to invest time and effort to get ahead? What is the most important trait to have, to get through setbacks and hurdles when undergoing your career transition? How to you grow the abilities of your team, while engendering trust and investing in your team's performance not just now but for the future? We address these questions and more in today's episode with Cliff Morgan, organisational psychologist and director of Lumian Consulting. Cliff commenced his career as an Air Force airfield defence guard, and after ..read more
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Cliff Morgan - Leadership Development at Lumian Consulting
Service and Beyond
by Matthew Dank
1y ago
How do you approach building credibility in a new professional role, or choosing where to invest time and effort to get ahead? What is the most important trait to have, to get through setbacks and hurdles when undergoing your career transition? How to you grow the abilities of your team, while engendering trust and investing in your team's performance not just now but for the future? We address these questions and more in today's episode with Cliff Morgan, organisational psychologist and director of Lumian Consulting. Cliff commenced his career as an Air Force airfield defence guard, and after ..read more
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Remembrance Day 2022 - Pete Rudland RSL Ambassador
Service and Beyond
by Matthew Dank
1y ago
Today's Remembrance Day special features Pete Rudland veteran of SASR and Commando service and RSL Ambassador. After a highly decorated 28 year Defence career and after surviving a 2010 Blackhawk helicopter crash while deployed in Afghanistan, Pete shaped his transition from service and built a new career around assisting other veterans and emergency service personnel through counselling, coaching and leadership through his example of overcoming major injuries and returning to the sporting arena. Pete is a national ambassador for RSL Australia and has been offering close counsel and support to ..read more
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Boeing Veterans - Dr Brendan Nelson President of Boeing Australia
Service and Beyond
by Matthew Dank
1y ago
This is Part 3. of the Boeing Veterans series and features Dr Brendan Nelson AO - President Boeing Australia New Zealand and South Pacific. Dr Nelson commenced his career as a medical doctor in Tasmania and was elected President of the Australian Medical Association before moving onto senior roles in government and public life. These included Leader of the Opposition, Minister for Defence, and Ambassador to NATO Belgium Luxembourg and the EU. Brendan served for 7 years as Director of the Australian War Memorial before joining Boeing. In 2018 RSL conferred Honorary Life Membership upon Dr Nelso ..read more
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Boeing veterans - Amy List head of Boeing Veterans Working Group
Service and Beyond
by Matthew Dank
1y ago
Amy List is director sustainment operations at Boeing Defence Australia and the Executive Sponsor of the Boeing Veterans Working Group.   Joining the Royal Australian Air Force and training as an aeronautical engineer Amy served across Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern theatres, starting her career on the P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Amy transitioned from service into a role in defence industry before joining Boeing in 2018.    Amy's partner was also In Defence and Amy experienced operational deployments from both sides, and tells of the close ties and ever present support ..read more
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