Lance Corporal - Driver
New Zealand Defence Force (Army)
My time in the Army developed a number of my skills including leaderships, interpersonal communications, teamwork, time management and perseverance to name just a few. As a driver I had to work to a deadline, work as a team and individual and problem solve issues as they arose. As a Lance Corporal I was 2nd in command of a section of soldiers. I had to be able to work under high amounts of stress and pressure and maintain my sections morale and well being through good interpersonal skills and disciple. Also in my time as a Lance Corporal I was appointed to Commanders Driver. This position was mainly focused on how to conduct myself around the heads of the Defence Force and making sure the needs of the Commander were seen to on time and without hassle.
During my time in the Army I deployed to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt as part of the Multinational Force of Observers. My primary role was as a driver to deliver supplies to outpost and my secondary role was to observe the peace treaty terms between Egypt and Israel.