Gary Wilson is an Army Veteran of 20 years. He commenced his career with the Third Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, and deployed to East Timor in 2000 and 2002. In 2005, Gary transferred Corps becoming an Electronic Warfare Operator with the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. His time as an Electronic Warfare Operator saw him provide strategic support to the Australian Government and the ADF before posting into the 2nd Commando Regiment. In 2010 Gary deployed to Afghanistan with the Special Operations Task Group.
Just 10 days before the end of his deployment Gary sustained life threatening injuries. At first, Gary was given a 4% chance of survival, he sustained multiple breaks, fractures and burns as well as extensive brain injuries that saw him fall into a coma. He has re-learnt everything from walking to talking and most importantly regained his independence.
Gary has since become a Service Ambassador for Soldier On he has represented Australia twice at the United States Marine Corps trials and at the 2016 & 2017 INVICTUS Games, winning a Bronze Medal in seated discus in Toronto. Gary’s journey of recovery is a story of resilience, determination, love, and support. His recovery has been nothing short of remarkable, continually defying the odds stacked against him.
He has now begun his own personal training & coaching business where he shares his military experience from lessons learnt throughout his career in the Australian Defence Force and his recovery from life threatening wounds.