Rod Smallwood has served for more than 45 yrs in the ADF and continues to serve in the reserve as a joint warfare instructor. His defence service has included two Commands, two overseas postings and many deployments overseas, including the Middle East. He transitioned to the RAAF Reserve in 2012.
Rod has been a member of WW almost since its inception, participating or supporting WW activities and events including the fundraiser walk from Brisbane to Canberra in 2014, supporting charity events including the East vs West Cricket Match on Australia Day and supporting retiring or discharging members of the ADF to transition to civilian life. As a RAAF Officer he also brings different skills and experiences to WW, broadening WW knowledge base and expanding the potential support available to those in need.
Rod is undertaking advocacy training that will allow him to provide support to those veterans who are transitioning and need assistance with DVA claims and other support services