Operation Legacy Australia Kokoda Challenge


12/24/2016: Major General Stuart Smith AO, DSC, Legacy Australia Ambassador and former Legacy ward, has today launched a joint initiative with Legacy Australia Chairman, Mr Tony Ralph which will see Australian Defence Force (ADF) Members mentor Legacy youth in a leadership development challenge, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda Campaign.

In preparing for the 96-kilometre trek, 10 sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen will also be selected to act as individual mentors to the Legacy youth in what Defence has called ‘Operation LEGACY AUSTRALIA KOKODA CHALLENGE 2017’.

MAJGEN Smith said: “Kokoda has its place in Australia’s national identity. Often depicted as the ultimate physical challenge for contemporary Australian pilgrims, this journey will reveal the best in both ADF members and Legacy youth”.

Credit: Australian Ministry of Defense:11/18/16