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Skills in Reserve
8 NEWS: HOME OF THE SOLDIER
Army March 17, 2011
By LCpl Mark Doran
IN JANUARY this year WO1
Trudy Casey was appointed as
1RTB's first female RSM.
With a proud history as 'Home of
the Soldier', 1RTB has had females
in most of the command positions,
but not as the RSM.
Previously posted as RSM 1CSR,
WO1 Casey said it was an honour
to be Kapooka's RSM and it was
certainly the highlight of her career.
"It was just an absolutely amaz-
ing opportunity, and I would not
be here today if I hadn't started my
career to become an RSM at the
corporal level by coming here as an
instructor," WO1 Casey said.
"I'm proud to represent female
soldiers, although gender doesn't
play a big part in the position."
WO1 Casey was born in Gosford,
grew-up in Woy Woy on the NSW
Central Coast and enlisted as a
movements operator in September
1990 when she was 17.
Since then, two deployments to
East Timor and two to the Middle
East have given her a wealth of
knowledge and experience.
WO1 Casey said she had gained
inspiration from many of her mentors
throughout her military career and
said her first CO, Col Rose Vivian,
was someone she looked up to.
"I believe a good leader is some-
one who is firm and fair," she said.
"They are approachable, will lis-
ten and at all times have the soldiers'
best interests at heart."
WO1 Casey said the younger
generation of soldiers were very
motivated and keen to join the Army
and serve their country.
"A good soldier is someone who
is self-motivated, shows a lot of hon-
esty and integrity and can work as
part of a team," WO1 Casey said.
"I would urge anyone who wants
to enhance their own abilities or
have an influence on Army's future-
soldiers to take a posting to Kapooka
as an RI.
"It was the most rewarding job I
have had in my career."
Setting the pace
By LCpl Mark Doran
MAJ Rebecca Lacey enlisted in the
Army in 1995 and is now ARTC
Adventurous Training Wing's (ATW)
first female OC.
Enlisting into RACS, Maj Lacey has
come up through the ranks and graduated
from RMC in 2005.
She said it was a great honour and a
fantastic challenge to be OC ATW.
"The best thing about this job is the
fantastic team -- they provide me with
inspiration every day," Maj Lacey said.
"I enjoy working for the ADF because
we get a fair-go. If you have the drive,
qualifications and attributes to do a job
you will be given a go."
Pushing boundaries in
the spirit of adventure
By LCpl Mark Doran
THE first female BSM in the history of
AAB--Kapooka, WO2 Joanne Davey,
has being playing music since she was
seven years old.
Born in Geelong, WO2 Davey enlist-
ed as a musician in 1996 and has been
posted to RMC Band and Australian
Army Bands in Kapooka, Sydney and
"I love playing music and it's the peo-
ple that really make this job with their
enthusiasm and expertise," she said.
"My career highs have included per-
forming in Vanuatu, Bougainville and
two trips to East Timor."
Boss brings major band
experience to Kapooka
High standards: WO1 Trudy Casey is Kapooka's first female RSM, but says gender is "not important" to
Photos by LCpl Mark Doran
Maj Rebecca Lacey
WO2 Joanne Davey
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