Hometown: Geelong, Victoria
Home Club: Darwin Indoor Rowing Club, Australian Defence Force Rowing Club
Defence Posting: Joint Health Command, Central Australia, Medical Technician – Outpatients Department, Darwin
Corporal Rachel Rook is an Australian Army Medical Technician posted to Joint Health Command - Central Australia, Darwin. She was previously posted to the 1st Close Health Battalion, 8 Close Health Company and deployed to Iraq on Operation OKRA as part of Task Group Taji 5 in 2017.
Rachel learnt to row in high school at Sacred Heart College, Geelong as a part of the rowing program and has had a passion for rowing ever since. Due to work commitments and postings in Darwin she doesn't get much time to row on the water; however, she is enjoying the road to Henley and looks forward to representing the Australian Defence Force and the nation.
Rachel shares a special affinity with Clive Disher, stroke of the winning 1919 Australian Imperial Force No. 1 crew, as they grew up in the same town (Sale, Victoria) and both served in medical corps.