Topic: Operation ASLAN
Redcliffe born and raised Navy logistics officer Lieutenant Rene Van Rooyen is one of 19 Australian Defence Force members deployed on Operation ASLAN as part of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
After the recent unveiling of the peacekeeping memorial in Canberra, we take the opportunity to reflect on the service of another Royal Australian Navy member in his service with the United Nations.
More than 200 international naval personnel are working to make a difference in the world’s newest nation in landlocked South Sudan.
Lieutenant Commander Mark Wilson, a 30-year veteran of the Navy, was one of a number of military officers sent to assist the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), under Operation ASLAN.
A Royal Australian Navy officer has found himself coordinating a challenging mission in South Sudan.
Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to Juba in South Sudan, as part of Operation ASLAN have used their spare time when not working with the United Nations to help out and cheer up children at two local orphanages.
Australians from across the three services are working with the United Nations in South Sudan in key headquarters positions, aviation and logistics support roles, as well as acting as military liaison officers (MLO).