“Ultimately, everything worked out for the best” remarked Royal Australian Navy veteran Dean Marchini as he reflects on his discharge from the Navy which has now led him to heading up the regional sales and marketing department for one of Australia’s finest destinations, Hamilton Island.
While serving, Dean was an Electronic Warfare Sailor, using a range of technology to identify and locate threats. He then shifted roles before discharging to help with the Junior Warfare Officers Application Course.
One of his highlights while serving was receiving HMAS Watson’s Commanding Officers Commendation in 2014.
While Dean’s military career was cut short due to a pre-existing medical condition that he was not aware of before signing up to serve, he has taken things in his stride since leaving in 2015 after around three years of service.
At the time, Dean said that this “completely turned his life upside down” as he had planned a long career in the military. But with the help of an agency that helps members transition back to civilian life, he was able to convert his navy skills to a civilian role.
This saw him initially secure employment with some of Australia’s biggest airlines, before making the decision to relocate his life to live and work on Hamilton Island.
Dean is proud of the life he has established on the Island, working hard to receive promotions at his work at Hamilton Island Enterprises and developing working relationships with most of the Island’s workforce.
In his spare time, you’ll see Dean on Whitehaven beach, setting a new PB on the Island’s running tracks or capturing stunning photography and drone footage (one of his favourite past times).
Thank you for your service Dean.