Damien Thomlinson

Ex-Commando, Motivational Speaker & Author


Damien’s is a story that continues to evolve and inspire people around the world. A Commando in Australia’s Elite Forces at the age of just 24, Damien and his peers undertook the most physically demanding, mentally challenging and dangerous roles in the armed forces which included serving in Afghanistan. But life, as we all know, never goes as planned, and Damien’s life was soon changed forever. To share his story with us, and how he has overcome insurmountable odds to not just re-claim his life but to thrive on new adventures


It was while serving in Afghanistan with the 2nd Commando Regiment that Damien Thomlinson’s life was changed forever. Most people could not imagine recovering and moving on from something as debilitating as the loss of two limbs, but Damien isn’t most people and giving up is not in his nature. Instead of sinking into depression and retreating from the world, Thomlinson decided to treat the loss of his legs as another challenge to be overcome, a challenge that would forever change his life.