Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Orders has served in the Australian Army since January 2001. An engineer by trade, he has worked domestically and internationally in several combat and construction roles, including operational tours in Timor Leste and Afghanistan. His experience includes command roles, training design and delivery and headquarters staff appointments. Since 2016 he has worked in capability development, force design and futures analysis with the Australian Defence Force and on exchange with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence. Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Orders holds degrees as a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Master of Business and Master of Capability Development.