"Learn from his hard won experiences"
22 years in the Australian Army with 16 of these years operating as an elite SAS soldier, being deployed to the world's hot spots.
The SAS , the elite of the Australian Army are known for their "thinking soldiers"- men who possess the ability to act independently and also work fluidly in a team. They are rigorously selected for their perseverance and their 'out of the box' approach to problems.
Respected by his men, Troy knows how to lead a tight and effective team under the most severe of conditions.
Troy was the SASR Patrol Commander of the lead patrol in the 2008 Battle of Khas Uruzgan which resulted in the awarding of the first Victoria Cross in 40 years to Mark Donaldson. At the time, this was the fiercest and bloodiest battle for Australian troops since Vietnam. During the intense gun battle that raged for over 2 hours, Troy received two gunshot wounds and still has a bullet lodged in his body. Read his story here
“The only thing that kept Troy alive in that ambush last year was perserverance. Troy perservered to command, despite a situation bordering on hopeless. His patrol was corralled in a Taliban ambush- a killing ground that stretched for miles. He was engaged from all sides, and from above and below. He was wounded three times, and had his main weapon destroyed by enemy fire.
Despite this, Troy maintained the small amount of fire and manoeuvre available to his team, he maintained command and control and pressed on. The presence of this quality alone saw him bring his patrol through what were truly odds uncounted. This is an act of perserverance in spades.”
- SASR Anzac Day Address
Paul Burns, Commanding Officer, SAS Regiment 2009
In 2009 Troy took part in a national speaking tour with Mark Donaldson VC visiting Australian military bases and institutions.
Troy's humble yet engaging presentation style will transport you around the world and leave you on the edge of your seat. He is available for speaking opportunities at conferences, seminars and workshops.