Gary enlisted as an Army Apprentice in January 1967. Spent 3 years at the Army Apprentices School, Balcombe, training as a Fitter and Turner and on graduation was posted to 1 Base Workshops at Bulimba for final year of apprenticeship.
After completion of apprenticeship Gary was posted to various units including Ordnance, Artillery, Engineers and Infantry. Elected not to continue service after 20 years.
After discharge worked for Medium size Family Owned Engineering Companies as a purchasing officer.
In 2005 I returned to full time study. I began studying accounting at the Diploma Level and three years later I graduated from the University of New England with a Masters of Commerce (Professional Accounting).
In December of 2004 I joined the Geebung Zillmere Bald Hills Aspley Sub Branch and remain with the Sub Branch currently.