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PODCAST: Supporting ex-service personnel transition to corporate life, Mike Whitelaw, Wandering Warriors

Mike Whitelaw, Wandering Warriors

In this episode of Defence Connect podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Mike Whitelaw, director and NSW manager of Wandering Warriors, the fundraising initiative of the Australian Special Air Service Association.



Wandering Warriors assists ex-service personnel transitioning from the ADF into the corporate world, and Whitelaw stresses the importance of finding a role that utilises their skill set and positions them and their families for an enjoyable future.

Whitelaw also reflects on his 17 years of service and reveals how he has applied his skill set from the force in his past and current positions, his transition from the ADF to the corporate world, the challenges he faced and how he overcame them, and the common misconceptions that people often have about veterans.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 152: PODCAST: Evolution of cyber security, Matthew Gollings and Patrick Batch
Episode 151: PODCAST: Naval Shipbuilding Institute and what it means for the industry, Ian Irving, NSI
Episode 150: PODCAST: Passive radar systems, space and defence, Dr James Palmer, Silentium Defence
Episode 149: PODCAST: Thought leadership and the power of self-awareness, Mark Hodgson
Episode 147: PODCAST: Utilising technology to save the lives of military veterans, Chris Rhyss Edwards, Soldier.ly
Episode 146: PODCAST: Supporting allies, growing economies – Richard Cho, Hanwha Defence Australia
Episode 145: PODCAST: Reflecting on an almost 18-year career with the Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Raymond
Episode 144: PODCAST: Commemorating Australia’s military history, Dr Brendan Nelson AO, Australian War Memorial
Episode 143: PODCAST: Engineering the defence vehicle of today for 30 years of service in the battlefield, Kevin Wall, Thales
Episode 142: PODCAST: The limitless applications and utilities of a growing drone ecosystem, Rob Sutton, Mirragin Aerospace Consulting

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