Warilla High Shool graduate loving army life

ARMY LIFE: Warilla High School graduate Natalie Gilbert is training to become a psychology examiner in the army.
ARMY LIFE: Warilla High School graduate Natalie Gilbert is training to become a psychology examiner in the army.

Natalie Gilbert found what she was looking for – a steady job and plenty of travel – when she joined the army in 2011.

Now after two deployments to the Middle East, the Warilla High School graduate is expanding her horizons and training to become a psychology examiner.

“My job is to assist the psychologist and to provide mental heath education to people deployed,” Miss Gilbert said.

“I do basic mental health screens on people using questionnaire interviews. My team is able to help people that need assistance prior to going home to help them have a smooth reintegration back into their home life.”

But the best part of army life for Miss Gilbert is the people she works with and the travel.

 “I like that you work with people who are motivated,” she said.

“You travel to different locations frequently, there are good benefits and it’s a stable job.”

Miss Gilbert said she was looking forward to returning to Primbee in April to see her parents.

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