Growing up in Tweed Heads and Kingscliff, 25 year old Kynan Williams always wanted to do something special with his life.
After trying various jobs in the local area, Kynan looked at employment options offered by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
He joined the Australian Army in 2011 after deciding it offered a great way of life.
"I dislike being stuck in an office doing the same thing day in day out," Kynan said.
"Army can be one thing one day and a completely different thing the next.
"I also can't complain about being paid to do physical training every morning."
Corporal (CPL) Williams is a member of the Royal Australian Army Ordinance Corps and is posted to the Pilbara Regiment, Karratha, Western Australia.
He is currently deployed to the Middle East region, (MER) as a Class 8 Storeman with Force Support Element five, (FSE 5.
"This is my first deployment to the MER and I am proud to be here serving our nation," CPL Williams said.
"My job here is as the Pharmacy Storeman. I ensure all the stores and medication that the doctors and medics need get to them."
FSE provides logistic and personnel support and in theatre induction training for ADF members in the Middle East region. Some of their tasks include managing and distributing supplies and equipment necessary for the conduct of operations.
CPL Williams said his role was challenging yet rewarding.
"Knowing how important the stores are to people in the MER is great motivation," CPL Williams said.
His father, Kent is also a member of the ADF.
Major Kent Williams is currently the 3rd Brigade Army Chaplain in Townsville.
CPL Williams enjoys spending time with his friends, going to church and participating in his new found hobby of medieval re-enactment and combat.
"I am a member of the 'Free Company of the Wolfhound,' we display our skills at local art festivals and community events," CPL Williams said.
He recommends the ADF as a career to anyone interested in a rewarding challenge.
"It's a great way to gain a vast spectrum of experience and knowledge that is only available in the military," CPL Williams said.
"It is also a great way to gain skills and experience, which can help you later in life."
Currently there are more than 1700 ADF members deployed to the Middle East region. The ADF remains actively involved in advising, assisting and training Iraqi Security Forces in Iraq; training and advising the Afghan National Defence Security Forces in Afghanistan; and maritime security duties throughout the Middle East region.