MERRIWA resident Dylan Taylor is ready to become a military leader after graduating from Canberra’s Royal Military College Duntroon in December.
He completed 12 months of extensive training at the college to become an army officer, learning leadership, management and military skills.
Lieutenant Taylor is originally from South Africa and moved to Australia with his family in 2001.
“I wanted to join the Australian army to provide service back to Australia for the opportunities it has afforded my family and me upon immigrating here,” he said.
“Throughout my time at RMC-D, I have matured and gained a greater understanding of what it means to lead others and how I can display the army’s core values in my day-to-day life.”
After completing his final year of mechanical engineering at the Australian Defence Force Academy, he will join the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering corps.
College commanding officer Micah Batt said Lieutenant Taylor and his fellow graduates would start “exciting and rewarding” jobs as army officers.