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182782 Warrant Officer Class Two Steve Dudley

I enlisted in the Australian Army on the 15 May 1984 and undertook Basic Training at the 1st Recruit Training Battalion in Wagga Wagga NSW. After Recruit Training I was allocated to RASIGS (The Royal Australian Corps of Signals). In the next year I completed a Radio Operators' course and a Basic Drivers' course. From 1985 to 1989 I was posted to the 1st Signals Regiment in Brisbane were I completed a number of courses in Advanced Driving and Signals Dispatch. In 1988 I was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal and then to Corporal in the following year.

In 1990 I was posted to the 103rd Signals Squadron in Townsville. Whilst in Townsville I was involved in a number of exercises with 103 Signal Squadron as part of the 3rd Brigade's Operational Deployment Force. In 1991 I was attached to 210 (24 Airmobile Brigade) Signals Squadron located in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom during exercise 'Long Look 91.'

In February 1993 I was deployed on active service with the Force Communications Unit (FCU), of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC). Whilst in country I served with Siem Reap Signals Troop located in Siem Reap (North West Cambodia). I was employed as the Transport and Signals Dispatch Supervisor for Siem Reap Province. I was awarded the Australian Active Service Medal and the United Nations Medal for service in Cambodia.

On my return to Australia in October 1993 I was again posted to 1st Signal Regiment where I was the Transport Corporal for 1st Signals Squadron, Deployable Joint Force Headquarters.

In 1995 I attended a Basic Computer Controllers course conducted at the School of Signals in Melbourne, Victoria. On completion of the course I was posted to the 21st Construction Squadron (Royal Australian Engineers) in Brisbane as the Communications and Information Systems Corporal.

In 1998 I was promoted Sergeant and posted to the Joint Telecommunications School located at Cabarlah (20km from Toowoomba), Queensland as the Information Systems Sergeant.

In 2001 I was posted to the Army School of Signals, in Melbourne, were I took up a position as an Information Systems Instructor. On 5 October 2001 I was granted a warrant and appointed to the rank of Warrant Officer Class Two. I then took up an appointment of Troop Commander and Training Manager of Information System training troop at the Army School of Signals.

In 2002 I was posted to the 7th Signals Regiment, Cabarlah Queensland and took up an appointment as the Manager Command Support Systems, (Manager Information Systems).

In 2006 I was posted, within the local area of Cabarlah, where I accepted a position as the Manager Information Systems and Information Technology Security Advisor at the Defence Force School of Signals - Electronic Warfare Wing.

In October 2007 I decided to accept a civilian position as an Information Technology Officer with the Queensland Police Service. Therefore I took Long Service Leave from the Army between October 2007 and July 2008. On 14 Jul 2008 after more then 24 years service in the Regular Army, I transferred to the Active Reserve and took up a Information Systems Manager position at 7th Signal Regiment.

In 2008 I commenced as a assistant with the Australian Army Cadets at 13 Army Cadet Unit in Toowoomba. Following induction, various checks and administration procedures I was accepted a an Warrant Officer Class Two and appointed as an Instructor of Cadets in August 2009 and took up a staff position with 13 Army Cadets.

In July 2012, I resigned my public service position with the Queensland Police Service and accepted a position with the Australian Public Service as the Communications and Information Systems Manager at the Defence Force School of Signals - Electronic Warfare Wing, Cabarlah Queensland.

For my service in the Australian Regular Army I have received the following Awards and Medals:

  • the Australia Active Service Medal (AASM) - Clasp Cambodia;

  • the Defence Long Service Medal (DLSM) - with 3 Clasps;

  • the Australian Defence Medal (ADM) ;

  • the United Nations Service Medal (UN Medal) - for UNTAC

  • the Meritorious Unit Citation (MUC);

  • the Army Combat Badge (ACB); and

  • the Returned from Active Service (RAS) Badge.






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