Brandon Fleming served in the Australian Regular Army for 12 years as a Logistics Officer. During this time, Brandon has worked across a range of general and specialised appointments in both Land and Joint domains. After completing several general logistics roles, Brandon pursued the opportunity to specialise as an Ammunition Technical Officer. This saw him complete extensive training, followed by being posted to the Proof and Experimental Establishment in Port Wakefield, SA, where he contributed to the ongoing assurance of Defence explosive ordnance. Brandon has been fortunate to deploy to the Middle East Region in both general logistics and explosive ordnance roles. His military experience is complemented by tertiary education in Business, Logistics Management and Systems Engineering, which makes him suitable for both Project Management and Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) roles.

Following Brandon’s deployment to the Middle East Region in 2020, there was a desire to pursue a new challenge outside of Defence. Brandon engaged JY Australia’s Chief Operating Officer, Daniel Cooper, to get some advice about transitioning from Defence and was encouraged by the support offered by JY Australia. Leaning on the company’s Veteran Support Program, Brandon felt that JY Australia was the best fit for him to transition out of the Army. He was pleased to hear that JY Australia is extensively invested in the development of employees through meaningful work and training opportunities, while also supporting ongoing reserve work within the ADF.

Brandon currently works for the Department of Defence’s Maritime Integrated Warfare Systems Branch as an ILS Manager. In 2022, he was heavily involved in a series of major submissions to improve the supportability of the Hobart Class Destroyer (DDG) Combat System through life and will continue with this body of work into 2023. He hopes that his unique and diverse experience and tertiary education will continue to help Defence reach project and product outcomes in an efficient and effective manner.

Brandon maintains close ties with the ADF as an active reservist and works with UNSW’s School of Engineering and Information Technology. Brandon hopes to broaden his Defence knowledge by pursuing roles that work with maritime capability. Brandon’s long-term goal is to contribute his expertise to projects and products involving Defence explosive ordnance.