Hannah Mills, from the Adelaide suburb of Prospect, will be celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Northern Territory.
The 25-year-old Department of Defence Graduate is a descendant of the Narungga people. Hannah joined Defence in Canberra earlier this year after completing studies at the University of South Australia. She will spend her second Defence graduate rotation on a regional placement in Darwin.
"The Graduate Development Program involves three rotations in different areas across Defence, my first was Canberra based, working within the Vice Chief of Defence Force Group.
"My second rotation in Darwin is great opportunity; I will not only be exposed to the Defence Force in regional sense but will experience what the Darwin community has to offer, with activities such as NAIDOC Week early next month," says Hannah.
Hannah spent her High School career at St Mary's College in Adelaide then continued her studies at University of South Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Law earlier this year.
During High School Hannah enjoyed participating in the NAIDOC Week activities, such as the local march from Victoria Square to Parliament House.
"NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate our unique culture, beliefs and heritage.
"I look forward to celebrating with the community of Darwin, it's a chance to promote a greater understanding of the history as we move toward reconciliation," Hannah says.
Before taking a break for summer back in Adelaide, Hannah will begin her final rotation, which will lead to her completing the Graduate Development Program, setting her up for a career as a Defence Public Servant.
"I am hoping to find myself placed in the Legal Department at the completion of the program.
"I am continuing to gain skills and experience through these rotations and I know I will be set to embrace whatever role it is I find myself in," says Hannah.