A country girl at heart, Chloe grew up on a farm in rural New South Wales, two hours outside of Newcastle. Inspired to experience life outside of her small hometown, Chloe joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Sailor. Today, Chloe is proud to continue her contribution to the defence industry as a Procurement Officer at Babcock Australasia.
I joined the Royal Australian Navy at the age of 18. During my time with the Navy, I served on many operations and on war vessels. Serving in the Navy has provided me with invaluable experiences, taught me many skills, and shaped me into the person I am today.
After joining the Navy, I realised how much I thrive within the high pressure work that is involved in the procurement/supply chain industry. I knew this was the career path I wanted to pursue once I was ready to discharge. Working with a great company like Babcock whilst still being involved with assisting fellow Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel is something I’m proud to do.
My connection to Remembrance Day is through my own service and family. It’s important to take a step back and remember the service personnel who have put their lives at risk for us to live in this beautiful country that we call home.
The mateship, sacrifices, courage and bravery that veterans have experienced is important to recognise, and I believe these should not go unnoticed.
Remembrance Day is a beautiful day, with the poppies, minute of silence and sprigs of rosemary all representing significant meaning. Everyone should play their part on the day and pay respect to those who have served and continue to serve.
For me, the values and respect of Remembrance Day extend far beyond November 11. Working within my role at Babcock everyday gives me a real sense of purpose and I am constantly in awe of those who have, and continue to, serve in the ADF. The work completed behind the scenes plays a vital role to the safety and security of Australia, and I am proud to be part of this.