Matina Jewell, APMP Ambassador
Matina Jewell joined the army in 1994 and served for 15 years in the Royal Australian Corps of Transport. Matina has a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters in Project Management. She is multi lingual speaking Arabic and Bahasa Indonesian.
Matina is a specialist in Amphibious Operations, her posting highlights include: Officer Commanding of the Ships Army Department on HMAS Kanimbla, Adjutant of the 9th Force Support Battalion and United Nations Peacekeeping. During her career Matina has deployed on five overseas operational missions.
Whilst serving as a United Nations peacekeeper with UNTSO in Lebanon, during the July 2006 War she sustained serious injuries including five fractured vertebrae. Matina was retired from the Australian Army in May 2009 as a result of the injuries she sustained as a peacekeeper during the Lebanon War. Matina’s service with the UN was the subject of a two part ABC documentary titled ‘The Blue Beret’ on the program Australian Story which aired in May 2010.
Matina is the Ambassador of the Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans’ Association and is a member of the ANZAC Centenary Commission providing advice to the Government on the best way to commemorate 100 years of military service to the Australian community.