Captain Malcolm Woodside leads the Communication, Education and Learning Technologies Section of the Aviation Trades and Training Branch, Headquarters, Army Aviation Training Centre, Oakey. His small team develops and produces a wide range of Blended Learning materials for aviation courses. He is an Education Officer in the Royal Australian Army Educational Corps, and he has filled a range of instructor and training system positions. Since joining Army in 1996, Captain Woodside has completed four degrees and three diplomas. He supported his wife, now of over thirty-two years, as she completed the Doctor of Philosophy degree. They have five adult children and three grandchildren together. Captain Woodside volunteers at a local council's English conversation classes for new Australians. He also enjoys spending time with his family, as well as reading, walking and dancing.
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