NSW Chapter - Risk in the Australian Army - 'Hard Lessons'
JoinJoin the NSW Chapter for an afternoon with Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Pata, Australian Army.
About Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Patà, Chief of Staff, Land Warfare Centre Kokoda Barracks Canungra QLD.
Years in the ADF- 23 years full time, 12 years part time.
LTCOL Patà Joined the Australian Regular Army in Melbourne as an Apprentice Vehicle Mechanic in 1984. He graduated from Royal Military College Duntroon in 1990 and served as a Lieutenant and Captain with Transport Corps in Puckapunyal and Canungra. He transferred to the Military Police in 1994. In 1996 LTCOL Patà, as the Officer-in-Charge of the Military Police Investigation Section in Townsville, was instrumental in the security management and recovery operation after the Blackhawk Disaster. He transferred to the Army Reserve in 1997 to pursue a career in the Queensland Police as a Detective. He remained active in the Army Reserve in SE Qld.
LTCOL Patà returned to the full time Army in 2009 and served in instructional, staff and Military Police appointments in Qld and Canberra. He deployed twice to Afghanistan and served as an embedded officer with US and NATO units in Kandahar and Kabul. He was awarded the United States Bronze Star medal and US Army Meritorious Unit Commendation as a result. LTCOL Patà graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Policing. In 2015 he graduated from Australian Command and Staff College (Australian National University) with a Masters in Military and Defence Studies. He returned from Kabul in July 2016 to Army HQ and was promoted to LTCOL in Dec 2016. He was a strategic communication advisor to the Chief of Army for two more years before returning to Qld in his current role.
He has commanded and led teams as both an Army Officer and Police Officer domestically and overseas.
Date: 18 July 2019
Start Time: 4:00pm
Finish Time: 7:00pm
Members: FREE (Don't forget to register below, Hit the LOOK UP button next to email address as this will apply to member discount)