Darren joined the Army in 2000 and has deployed to Afghanistan twice, and Timor Leste once. Whilst posted to NQ Darren had the unique and privileged opportunity to deploy on two Cyclone Assist operations helping the communities affected by these natural disasters.
Upon post deployments reflection, he has become an Army Cadet Chaplain with 33 Battalion AAC (Vic) and an Ordination candidate for the Anglican Dioceses of Melbourne. Darren has enjoyed the leadership challenges, in both barracks and deployed environments, but he has found helping others to be the most rewarding.
Darren has volunteered with Solider On for many years, and has spoken at various events about the challenges faced by service personnel and their families. Darren remains a fulltime ADF member, and aims to continue to support Soldier On.