Mark Donaldson VC

It is not everyday you get to hear from a hero. Corporal Mark Donaldson delivers our morning Keynote on Monday October 9 at NBEC 2017 Learning Today – Leading Tomorrow. He will focus on the importance of character education as being an equal partner in academic learning today.  Mark’s memoir, The crossroads, is fascinating – A MUST READ. 38 years old this month (April) Mark’s history is amazing for a man so young. Corporal Donaldson has received the following honours and awards:

  • Victoria Cross for Australia
  • Australian Active Service Medal with ‘International Coalition Against Terrorism (ICAT)’ clasp
  • Afghanistan Medal
  • Australian Service Medal with ‘Counter Terrorism/Special Recovery (CT/SR)’ clasp
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Australian Defence Medal
  • NATO Non-Article 5 Medal / ‘International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)’ clasp & multi-tour indicator ‘3’
  • Unit Citation for Gallantry – Task Force 637 (Special Operations Task Group), Afghanistan
  • Meritorious Unit Citation – Task Force 66 (Special Operations Task Group), Afghanistan
  • Infantry Combat Badge