Experiences on the Ground at WONCO-A: Episode Eight - Warrant Officer Jorja Jones

By The Cove February 13, 2019


The Warrant Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (WONCO-A) delivers the Subject One for promotion courses as part of the All Corps training continuum.

In a series of nine podcasts Captain Sharon Mascall-Dare speaks with students and staff from the Academy who share their experiences and expertise.

In this eight episode we again hear from Warrant Officer Jorja Jones. In this episode she shares her thoughts on 'recruitment of soldiers from challenging backgrounds'.

Jorja wrote a paper on this topic and a copy of this is available in the 2017 WONCO-A papers.  

About the producer: Sharon Mascall-Dare is an Army Reserve Public Affairs Officer posted to Headquarters 9th Brigade in South Australia. In her civilian life she is an award winning British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio broadcaster and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Communication at the University of South Australia.



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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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