In July 1996 Dayle enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy as a Marine Technician. During her 24 years she served on HMA Ships Success, Tobruk, Melville and Leeuwin and establishments Cairns, Kuttabul and Cerberus. Dayle has been involved with Operations within the Middle East, Persian Gulf, Border Protection and International Pacific Endeavours. In Dec 2014 she was the first female to be promoted to Warrant Officer in the Marine Technical Category and in November 2017 she received a Master’s in Business Management and HR at the Australian Institute of Business. She is about to embark on HMAS Stuart as the Command Warrant Officer.
Her Spouse is Ex-Defence and they have a 6 year-old son. In 2019 her spouse was diagnosed with PTSD and they have utilised Soldier On advice, guidance and assistance in the medical, psychological and education assistance schemes. Soldier have been remarkable is helping her family unit to relax, unwind and experience new things through the family ties events.
As a current serving member Dayle has sourced the assistance of Soldier On to provide advice to her transitioning members. She is actively involved in Networking events and assisting the local unit with Prep for pathways advice.
Dayle states that she is proud and humbled to be an Ambassador for Soldier On. She chose Soldier On as an organisation that solely provides for ADF and Emergency Services. As an Ambassador she aims to pass on her experiences to her ADF network to ensure they are given the opportunities herself and her family have experienced.