We are honored to introduce Colonel Bushby, the esteemed Chief of Staff - Joint Health Command, whose appointment in January 2023 marks a significant milestone in her career. With a distinguished background as a Nursing Officer, Colonel Bushby's career has encompassed various notable postings, showcasing her exceptional expertise and commitment to healthcare within the Australian Army.
Colonel Bushby's extensive experience includes service in units such as the 2nd Field Hospital, 1 and 3 Combat Service Support Battalions, 5th Aviation Regiment, Robertson and Simpson Barracks Health Centres, Headquarters Joint Operations Command, Officer Career Management Army, SO1 Health Policy at Joint Health Command, and the Director of Army Health. Her breadth of knowledge spans diverse areas of military healthcare, empowering her with a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies involved in delivering exceptional medical services.
Notably, Colonel Bushby's operational deployments in East Timor, Afghanistan, and Kosovo have showcased her dedication in both rotary wing aeromedical evacuation and resuscitation team roles. Alongside her impressive service record, she holds qualifications in Health Services Management, Vocational Education and Training, Emergency Nursing, and Pre-hospital Care, further underscoring her commitment to continuous professional development.
As an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Services Management and a member of the Australian College of Nursing, Colonel Bushby actively advocates for combat healthcare within the land domain. Her unwavering support extends to all health craft groups, recognizing the vital role each plays in ensuring the well-being of military personnel.
Colonel Bushby's leadership, expertise, and passion make her an invaluable asset to our team and the advancement of tactical medical care. We are privileged to have her guiding our organization and championing excellence in combat health within the Australian Tactical Medical Association.