Cadet's training paves way for future Army career

Cadet's training paves way for future Army career

Zack Leask, Cadet Warrant Officer Class One and Ashby local, has always been passionate about pursuing a career in the Australian Army.

A former member of 53 Army Cadet Unit in Wanneroo, Zack moved to Headquarters Western Australia Army Cadet Brigade eight months ago and currently holds the title of Regional Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major.

“My role as the Regional Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major requires me to represent the WA Army Cadets and work in partnership with the National Leadership team,” Zack said.

“I help coordinate activities that are planned across WA. This includes maintaining communication with all the WA cadet units and acting as a mentor to other cadet leaders.”

Zack is a student at Joseph Banks Secondary College and has just received confirmation that he has been accepted into the Australian Defence Force Academy in 2021.

“Being a cadet for the last four and a half years has provided me with the opportunity to network with a wide range of people and access quality training and equipment that has benefited me in the pursuit of my career aspirations in the Army.

“I would highly recommend the WA Army Cadets to anyone who is interested in challenging themselves and looking for career opportunities with the Army.

“I have enjoyed every opportunity that the Cadets program has provided me, and I can’t wait to see what next year has in store for me at ADFA.”

The Australian Army Cadets is a leading national youth development organisation, which has embraced the character, ethos and values of the Australian Army since its formal establishment in 1906.

It fosters an environment in which cadets can learn the importance of being part of a community and enhance their sense of service to the nation.

Australian Army Cadets is open to all youth between the ages of 13 and 18 and provides an excellent opportunity to develop self-esteem, leadership, initiative and problem solving in a safe, challenging and fun environment.

Anyone interested in learning more about becoming an Australian Army Cadet can find information on local unit locations and how to join at