Angela Threlfall was born in Emerald, Queensland but raised on the Sunshine Coast. Angela has fifteen years’ experience with the Australian Army working in combat and non-combat Regiments throughout Australia, including Darwin, Brisbane, Sydney and Cairns.
In 2007 she deployed to the Middle East with 2nd Cavalry Regiment on Operation Catalyst, assigned for administration and logistics duties to support a $2.3 billion multinational project. The operation was commissioned to assist multinational forces in the stabilisation and security of Iraq.
In 2011 she was assigned to Defence Force recruitment duties in South-East Queensland, particularly aimed at engaging women, multicultural and indigenous candidates from low socioeconomic regions.
In 2017 Angela was deployed with the 51st Far North Queensland Regiment to the Torres Strait, assisting with administration and logistics for Operation Resolute, an operation designed to detect and deter illegal activity and for the protection of the Torres Strait waters.
Angela remains a member of the Army Reserve but is currently inactive.
Awards received during her service to date include the Iraq Campaign Medal, Active Service Medal, Border Protection Medal, Long Service Medal, Australian Defence Medal and the Army Combat Badge.
Experiencing the tragic loss of her brother through suicide in Dec 2017 has driven Angela to postvention work with families and individuals experiencing trauma and other complex issues.
Angela strives to strengthen the lives of families and individuals affected by loss and seeks to empower the socially disadvantaged.