QCS officer leads the way at Invictus Games

A Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) Officer will be on the frontline supporting service men and women at this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney.

Justin Hemburrow from Brisbane Correctional Centre is leading Team Rubicon Australia as a part of his ongoing commitment to helping fellow veterans.

Brisbane Correctional Centre Acting General Manager Joel Smith said QCS was proud to employ many men and women who previously served in the armed forces.

“Many of the skills learned in the armed services translate well to roles in QCS. We manage some of the most difficult and challenging people in society, and the leadership and communication skills learned in defence roles are valued highly in QCS,” Mr Smith said.

“I am proud of CCO Hemburrow’s dedication to public safety in his role as a custodial correctional officer, and his desire to help other veterans as team leader at the Invictus Games.”

CCO Hemburrow said he was honoured and excited to be a part of the Invictus Games.

“Queensland Corrective Services has given me the chance to be part of a correctional community, and to continue to help keep Queensland safe, and I appreciate the chance to give back to the veteran community,” he said.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to support veterans who have sacrificed so much, defying all odds to be in Sydney competing in the Invictus Games. I am blessed to be around such a talented, positive and inspirational group of veterans.”

The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill veterans and active personnel, and highlights the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of the respect for those who serve their country.

Team Rubicon Australia is an international disaster response organisation that unites the skills of Australian Defence Force veterans, front-line responders and civilians to rapidly deploy emergency response teams around the globe to disaster situations.

To apply to work with QCS, a top-tier and professional public safety agency, visit www.staging.qldcorrections.net.au.

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