Josh Miller

What is your role in The Oasis Townsville?

I am the Connections Coordinator, my position is the key contact for organising and coordinating all the connection activities occurring at The Oasis Home Base for the Veteran Community and other relevant community activities.

Tell us about yourself

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I completed year 12 in NSW in 2000 and spent 3 years living with friends and working jobs in retail, bar and agricultural roles. I joined the Army in August 2003 as a Transport driver and spent the next 17 years learning and growing through the ranks. I have been posted to many locations around Australia before deciding to settle down in Townsville with my family. My wife served 16 years in the Army and my two children were born in Townsville and Seymour.

In 2020 I decided it was time to step out of the Army and spent 12 months working for the Queensland Police Service before deciding to take a step back and focus on my family.

I enjoy being active and spend my weekends and free time camping, mountain biking, 4wding and working on cars.

Why have you joined the team at The Oasis Townsville?

I have joined Team Oasis team as I want to work in an environment that gives back to the Veteran community and leaves me feeling like I have made a positive difference at the end of the day.

What are you most proud of in your life?

I am proud of the family my wife and I have created and the way we have grown together, supporting each other through the highs and lows of defence life.

What’s the best fun you’ve had with family and/or friends?

3 trips to Cape York in 2 years. 2018 was with a group of great mates. The 4wding adventure, vehicle repairs and obstacles presented by the terrain made for unforgettable memories. The 2019 trip was with my wife and girls, whilst the trip was a little ‘cleaner’ than with the mates, the laughter, the memories and the tears (Nolan’s crossing cost me some expensive vehicle repairs) are something I will never forget. The second trip in 2019 was a work activity that consisted of a mix of Adventure Training and a Drivers Course. The level of experience and knowledge the drivers gained over the trip was something that is hard to replicate anywhere else in Australia.