APMA is very pleased to congratulate one of our newest Committee of Management members Phil Thompson on his recent award - 2018 Queensland Young Australian of the Year.
Phil is a 29 year old veterans’ champion from Townsville, Australia's "garrison city". After enlisting in the Australian Army in 2006 at the age of 17, Phillip Thompson was deployed to East Timor and later Afghanistan. While on a dismounted patrol in 2009, Phil was wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated just a metre away. The incident left Phil with an array of medical conditions – including hearing loss and tinnitus, post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder and a traumatic brain injury – all of which have changed Phil’s life dramatically.