Graham John (Moose) DUNLOP OAM

DUNLOP, Graham John

Service Number: 1200424
Enlisted: 20 January 1963
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, 16 July 1944
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Maryborough Boys' High School
Occupation: Builder/Army Officer
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20 Jan 1963: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2)
28 Jan 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lieutenant, 1200424, 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
28 Jan 1969: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lieutenant, 1200424

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Moose served as an Officer in the Australian Army for 25 years, including a 13 month tour of duty in Vietnam, resigning as a Lt Colonel in 1988. During his career he served in New Guinea, Sydney, South Vietnam, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide and jobs varying from regimental time (9 years with Regiment), command (2 years), staff postings (7 years), instructional (6 years) and 1 year further military education at the Australian Staff College Queenscliffe. He with a number of other veterans, helped launch and direct for 10 years Operation Flinders, a successful youth at risk program. In 2000, he was elected President of the RAR Association SA.  During the next 10 years with Moose at the helm, the association membership rose to 500 members and it took up residence and gained a home at what was previously the Burnside RSL. He commenced his involvement with Trojan’s Trek, (an outdoor peer support program for male and female veterans) in 2008 which now runs annual treks for men and women in SA and QLD. Moose was awarded an OAM for his services to youth at risk, veterans and the community in his role as a Country Fire Services member.