On enlistment to the Australian Army on 19 Aug 1987 Warrant Officer Class One Matthew Dickson was allocated to the Royal Australian Engineer Corps.
Warrant Officer Dickson’s early career postings include 4th Field Engineer Regiment, 2/3 Field Engineer Regiment, 1st Combat Engineer Regiment, 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment, 6th Engineer Support Regiment, School of Military Engineering, Australian Defence Force Academy and United States Army Engineer School.
Warrant Officer Dickson was promoted to Warrant Officer Class One in January 2012 and held Regimental Sergeant Major appointments with 5th Combat Engineer Regiment, 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment, and Melbourne University Regiment. He also served as Senior Instructor Warrant Officer Training, Warrant Officer and Non Commissioned Officer Academy and Career Advisor Engineers, Directorate Soldier Career Management. He is currently posted to Combined Arms Training Centre as the Sergeant Major Trade and Training - Engineers. He assumed the appointment as Corps Regimental Sergeant Major in January 2022.
Warrant Officer Dickson has deployed to East Timor as the Engineer Troop Sergeant with Australian Battalion Five and Afghanistan as the Engineer Squadron Sergeant Major with Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force One. He also deployed with elements of 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment to conduct disaster relief operations in Fiji.
Warrant Officer Dickson is married to Katherine and they have two adult children. His interests include reading, paddle boarding and kayaking, outdoor activities and in his spare time he volunteers with ST John Ambulance Australia.
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