Claire Pearson has served in a variety of ISR roles in the Air and Joint domains. With a Joint Operations bias, she has deployed as an embed officer in US 10th Mountain Light Infantry Division (Kandahar, Afghanistan), an embed in ISAF HQ (Kabul, Afghanistan), a UN Peacekeeper in UNMISS (Bor, South Sudan), and to the Middle East. Claire has been posted to numerous staff roles in HQJOC and JCG, served as a MA, Sub-unit Commander, and XO. As a qualified military Gender Advisor, she is a passionate advocate of applying a gendered perspective to vulnerable persons and also to all foreign combatants during the Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration (DDR) process to achieve operational success.
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.