Army's second Indigenous Elder

Army's second Indigenous Elder

Army's Indigenous Elders

Order of the day

On the occasion of the appointment of Army Indigenous Elder Ms Lorraine Hatton, OAM

Transcript of LTGEN Rick Burr's Order of the Day
OOTD - Army's Indigenous Elders
Australian Army Order Of The Day - On the occasion of the appointment of Army Indigenous Elder Ms Lorraine Hatton, OAM - 21 May 2020

Indigenous Australians have defended and cared for this land for millennia. We honour their service to the nation. The appointment of Lorraine Hatton OAM, Aunty Lorraine, as the second Army Indigenous Elder, continues our recognition of the proud history of service that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have given to the Army and Australia.

Aunty Lorraine will build on the wonderful work of Uncle Roy Mundine OAM, who has provided Army with exemplary service as Army’s inaugural Indigenous Elder since 2015. Uncle Roy has been a role model and advocate for all of Army. Uncle Roy will remain closely connected with Army as he transitions from the official duties of this role.

Aunty Lorraine is a Ngughi/Noonuccal Elder, originally from Minjerribah, Queensland. In 2007, Aunty Lorraine retired at the rank of Warrant Officer Class Two after 20 years of distinguished service in the Royal Australian Signals Corps. Aunty Lorraine is an advocate for numerous veterans, youth and community initiatives, and was awarded an Order of Australia in 2019 for services to the Indigenous community.

We welcome Aunty Lorraine Hatton as the second Army Indigenous Elder. 

LTGEN Rick Burr

Chief of Army