The individuals, businesses and causes represented below are more that who and what we believe in and support.
They are what we aim to achieve.
The Australian Veteran Owned Business is the only organisation of its kind in Australia. We are a non-profit third party certifier which promotes the recognition of Australian Defence Force veteran owned and operated businesses.
The Australian Veteran Owned Business: conceptualised, founded, and operated by veterans, for veterans.
Rhys Dowden is the owner of Operator Edge, a company through which he provides to his clients extensive mental conditioning along with military, self-defense, and physical training.
Rhys enlisted in the Army as soon as he was 18. Later in his career, he served on Steve Irwin’s personal security detail at the Australia Zoo for six months and then worked as a private security contractor in Iraq between 2004 and 2006 before re-enlisting in the Army and going through the Commando Selection and Training Course in 2008. He then did two tours of duty in Afghanistan with the 2nd Commando Regiment, accruing all-told ten years of military service.