ON THE CUTTING-EDGE
From relaying orders to pinpointing enemy positions, keeping information flowing within the Army is the vital role of Communications, IT and Intelligence.
Variety of roles
From field based positions to headquarters jobs, the Army offers a huge variety of roles in Communications, IT and Intelligence. Whether you're a Signal Corps officer, a Telecommunications Technician or an Intelligence Expert, one thing remains the same. In the Army, you'll be able to take your career to the highest level, working alongside some of the most talented, driven people in Australia.
Mentally challenging roles
The technology used by the Army represents the cutting edge of what is available today. As a professional in Communications and IT, you'll be working with hi tech solutions and software, and passing that knowledge on to other soldiers and officers. That’s why, when you join the Army, you’ll be pushing yourself to the limit mentally - as well as physically.
Teaching or working on communication systems in the Army is a little different from the usual 9 to 5 routine. The Army is a constantly changing career, and you’ll get the chance to do things that many people only dream of. Adventure, travel, new experiences – it’s all part and parcel of a career with the ADF. Best of all, you’ll get to be part of something bigger, using your skills and knowledge to help people.
Virginia Communication Systems Operator
Adventure is something Virginia has never shied away from and the Army has given her plenty of opportunities. Working in communications, she has deployed on operations to the Solomon Islands and Iraq. See her story
Specialist Combat Comms Course
Operation ASTUTE is the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) contribution to the Australian Government's response to a request from the Government of East Timor to assist in restoring peace and stability to their country. The ADF has deployed to East Timor with a mission to assist the East Timorese government and the United Nations to bring stability, security and confidence to the...
Celebrating 100 years of service
The Australian Intelligence Corps celebrated 100 years and officially recognised their soldiers and officers who saw active service in the Army during a plaque dedication ceremony in Canberra earlier today. The Corps has seen service in both World Wars, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam and more recently Somalia, Rwanda, Timor-Leste, the Solomon Islands, Iraq and Afghanistan...
Dave Eaton - Signaller
The grandfather of Rouse Hill's Dave Eaton was part of the Allied occupation force in Japan after World War II. Now Dave, 29, is in his Army Reserve uniform and heading overseas himself. For the next eight months Dave and his Army Reserve comrades will be in East Timor at the request of the elected government. They will be part of the Australian-led UN mission, helping to provide stability...
Wendy Maxwell - Warrant Officer
Wendy Maxwell knows how important it is to stay in touch. That's her key job in East Timor where she is part of the Australian-led International Stabilisation Force. Born and raised in Young, Wendy is like many others serving with the Australian Defence Force on deployment in East Timor - doing the job while often thinking of those back home....
It's a long way from growing up on a station just outside Wilcannia to laying cable for Australia's military communications systems in the Middle East... but that's just what happened for local man Michael Elliott, 35. 'I did my primary schooling in Cobar; senior years at St Johns Dubbo, and years 11 and 12 at boarding school at the Red Bend Catholic College at Forbes,' said Michael...
Soon Cheryl Wilson and daughter Tracy will be thinking about Afghanistan more than usual. By the end of June Cheryl's son Glen, 30, will be one of 1550 Australian soldiers in Afghanistan who will be helping to train Afghan soldiers and to restore peace to the troubled province. And Glen's skill as a signaler means he'll be there ten days before the rest to help set up...