Sergeant Brett Wood – Life on the Line

2nd Commando Regiment veterans, friends and family share their memories of the late Sergeant Brett Wood MG, DSM.

Brett Wood joined the Australian Army in 1996.

He completed selection and joined 4RAR (Commando) in November 1998, which later became the 2nd Commando Regiment.

Brett deployed to Malaysia in 1996, Bougainville in 2000, Timor in 2001, Iraq in 2003 and Afghanistan in 2006.


During that deployment, for his leadership in action as a team commander, he was awarded the Medal for Gallantry.

He received a Commendation for service with the Tactical Assault Group – East in 2007.

He deployed again to Afghanistan in 2009 and 2011.

Brett was killed in action by an improvised explosive device on 23 May 2011.

As the 10-year anniversary of Brett’s passing approached, Life on the Line was asked by one of Brett’s close friends and fellow commandos to commemorate the day.

They have done so by creating this special podcast, a celebration of Brett’s life.







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Posted by Brian Hartigan

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