ADF Service: Joined the Army in 1984 as an Infantryman. I served in Papua New Guinea in 1985, Rifle Coy Butterworth in 1988, Sinai in 1995, East Timor in 2004 and Iraq in 2007. I discharged from the Army in 2012.
Hometown: Brisbane, Queensland
Current Town: Brisbane, Queensland
Competing in: Archery
What is the Nature of your injury or illness?
As a result of 27 years in infantry and my five deployments, I suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and have had both my shoulders, left elbow and left knee reconstructed.
What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?
Sport has helped me interact with society and shows me that I can live with PTSD.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Being selected for the Invictus Games is the greatest achievement of my life. It has meant there is light at the end of the tunnel for me. Being able to walk into the games and represent my country is something I am incredibility proud of.
Why did you apply for the Invictus Games?
To allow my son to see his dad recover from such a low point to being able represent his country again.