Melva Crouch, CSM is a National Office Staff Member on the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial Project Committee.
Following a 23 year career as a logistics officer with the Australian Army, she retired at the rank of Colonel and spent a further nine years with the United Nations, on field missions and in New York. She is currently the Chief Administrative Officer at the University of Wollongong.
Melva has served on several peacekeeping operations throughout her career. With the Australian Army, she served with the Force Communications Unit for the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) in 1993. As an international civil servant of the United Nations, she served with the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) in 2001/2002, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in 2005/2006 and again in 2007-2009, and with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara in 2006. As a Director with the Department of Field Support at United Nations Headquarters in New York, she led a number of logistic assistance missions to peacekeeping operations in Africa and Haiti.