Lieutenant Colonel Krystal Wright
Director of Land Engagements and Communications, Army Headquarters
Lieutenant Colonel Wright currently serves as the Director of Land Engagements and Communications within Army Headquarters.
She was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 2005. She completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical) at the Australian Defence Force Academy in 2009 before transferring to the Army. Lieutenant Colonel Wright has enjoyed postings across Army and broader Defence, supporting the generation of capability and cultivating high performing teams.
A career highlight for Lieutenant Colonel Wright was being appointed the Officer Commanding the Technical Support Squadron, 5th Aviation Regiment. She was also the Responsible Manager for MRH90 Taipan during her tenure. These positions include the management of Military, Defence Civilians, and Defence Contractors.
Most recently Lieutenant Colonel Wright was the Military Assistant to Head Land Capability. This position required extensive Government and Defence Industry liaison and engagements. This posting also provided her with strategic insight across Army and wider Defence systems.
Lieutenant Colonel Wright’s operational service includes deployments to Timor Leste and the Middle East Region. She is graduate of the Australian Command and Staff Course and holds a Master of Science in Reliability Engineering from University of Maryland, and a Master of Defence and Military Studies from Australian National University.