Paul Davy started his military career as an infantryman in the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, with whom he deployed to East Timor in 2000. He studied Portuguese at the Defence Force School of Languages in 2003 and left the Army in 2005 to take an extended civilian holiday. Before returning to military service in 2015, Paul travelled widely and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Languages and Linguistics as well as a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. He is currently a platoon commander in D Company, 1st Military Police Battalion.
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