Leveraging Indigenous Talent in the Defence Workforce

27 min Source: Defence Connect
PME All levels


Many indigenous veterans have the skills and expertise to continue to serve their country and community after they leave the ADF.


Many indigenous veterans underestimate their skills and misjudge their worth upon discharge. Teamwork, discipline and leadership are instilled within ADF personnel the moment they commence initial training and continues across all ranks and categories. Indigenous veterans are highly respected and valued in numerous sectors, allowing them to serve their country and community long after they leave the ADF. This podcast makes a case for increased participation by indigenous veterans in defence industry. It is worth noting that defence industry is experiencing significant growth following the Commonwealth’s 10 year—$200 billion commitment to Defence capability, including the most extensive regeneration of Navy since WW2. The following podcast highlights how four ex-Navy Officers are using their skills to create enduring change.