Army Indigenous community

NORFORCE soldier

Army supports the Australian Government’s Closing the Gap commitment made in 2008 to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians.

The Australian, The Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Island flag flying at the NAIDOC Week 2012 Defence Memorial Service at the Australian War Memorial.

NAIDOC Week 2014

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme ‘Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond’ reflects on and recognises all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have served with distinction in all of Australia’s military engagements over the past 100 years.

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Indigenous Recruiting Officers with Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison at Russell Offices in Canberra.

More Indigenous Recruiting Officers join Army ranks

The Australian Army has appointed eight new Indigenous Recruiting Officers to support Indigenous candidates throughout the recruiting process and help boost numbers across the service.

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Commoanding Officer of Arnhem Squadron NORFORCE provides wepon instructions to recruits.

Army Indigenous Strategy

Army supports the Australian Government’s Closing the Gap commitment made in 2008 to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians. The Army Indigenous Strategy, which was originally authorised in November 2008, is updated biennially with the latest review released in June 2014.

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NORFORCE patrolman PTE Elijah Apurriyarnka from Goulborn Island assists with interpreting in a makeshift health clinic.

Army Indigenous initiatives

The Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program, Regional Force Suvreillance Units and Australian Army Cadets are three important initiatives that support and employ Army's Indigenous community.

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SGT Bligh and the Warmun Community children have fun packing away the RAAF balloon.

Stories of interest

Stories that relate to Indigenous service members and service initiatives will regularly appear in this section.

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Indigenous Lapel Pin

The Army Indigenous lapel pin

The Army Indigenous Lapel Pin was designed in 2011 to promote Army’s commitment to Indigenous Australians and celebrate the long and proud history of Indigenous service in Army.

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Captain Chloe Dray pays her respects to indigenous service men and women.

Contacts and useful links

Here you will find useful and related links relevant to the Army Indigenous community.

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