Cameron Leckie joined the Australian Army at age 17, attending the Australian Defence Force Academy and Royal Military College. Allocated to the Royal Australian Corps of Signals, he retired after 24 years with the rank of Major. Highlights of his career included deploying on three operations (East Timor, the Solomon Islands and Indonesia after the Boxing Day Tsunami) and receiving a commendation as the Executive Officer of the 1st Signal Regiment. Upon retiring from the army, he completed an agricultural engineering degree, for which he was awarded the University Medal. He is currently a PhD student whose research is focusing on soil physics. He is married to Beverley and is both a father and a step-father.
He maintains a close interest in strategic policy and foreign affairs and has had articles published in the Australian Army Journal, the Australian Defence Force Journal and John Menadue’s public policy journal Pearls and Irritations.