Boeing appoints Australian army veteran

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Australian Army veteran and Victoria Cross recipient Mark Donaldson has joined Boeing Defence Australia as a strategic Defence Advisor.

Following a near 15 year military career, Donaldson’s knowledge and experience will support the Australian aerospace company’s continued growth in the joint and land domain.

Darren Edwards, Boeing Defence Australia’s vice president and managing director, said Donaldson was a strong addition to the company’s growing veteran workforce.

“Donaldson’s strategic counsel will be invaluable as we continue to find solutions that meet the current and future needs of the Australian Army and its role in an integrated fifth generation defence force,” said Edwards.

“The reason we excel is because of our people, and Boeing knows that veterans make us better.”

Donaldson said he was excited to take on a new challenge in an industry close to his heart.

“Boeing Defence Australia has given me the opportunity to continue to serve my country, ensuring the men and women that defend our nation have the best platforms, tools and services they need to get the job done,” said Donaldson.

Boeing Defence Australia is an Australian aerospace enterprise providing leading solutions for the Australian Army including LAND 2072 Phase 2B Project Currawong, CH-47 Delivery and Operational Maintenance Support, Army Aviation Training and Training Support and the Helicopter Aircrew Training System.

With a team of more than 2,000 employees at 14 locations throughout Australia and three international sites, Boeing Defence Australia supports some of the largest and most complex defence projects in Australia.