Scott Samson started his military career as an Infantry soldier for six years prior to trade transferring to become a Physical Training Instructor. At the rank of Sergeant he completed a Bachelor of Administrative Leadership prior to applying for a Commission as a GSO Medical Officer. In 2010, Scott was involved in a motor vehicle accident which left him with a traumatic brain injury which required extensive rehabilitation. Since this incident, he has striven to help others. For the past five years he has worked in the Wounded, Injured and Ill space facilitating the management of care of his soldiers as the Officer in Charge of the Darwin Soldier Recovery Centre and currently as the OC of the Trainee Rehabilitation Wing where he was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal. He is currently studying a Masters of Strategic People Management and looks forward to future opportunities within the ADF.
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