Introducing Flight Lieutenant Suska Denham

Flight Lieutenant Suska Denham commissioned into the Royal Australian Air Force as a direct entry through Officers’ Training School in 2017.  She joined as a Security Police Officer and completed her Initial Employment Training at the Defence Force School of Policing, Holsworthy Barracks.

After posting to No. 1 Security Forces Squadron, RAAF Base Williamtown, Suska performed the role of Base Security Officer before transitioning to the Squadron Operations and Plans Officer in 2019. During this time, she completed a number of broadening qualifications including a Diploma of Security Risk Management.

Suska deployed on Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 as the Officer-in-charge Force Protection Flight, Rockhampton.

In 2020, Suska was posted to No. 2 Security Forces Squadron, RAAF Base Tindal, as the Officer-in-Charge Security Flight Tindal. This role has direct responsibility to the Regional Security Commander Northern Territory for the management of Security Forces encompassing Air Force Security Military Working Dog Handlers and Security Operations personnel, the Military Working Dog capability, Air Force Gap Year, Protective Security and Governance, and Weapons Training Section.


In 2021, Suska was selected as the Aide-de-Camp to Air Commander Australia, Air Vice-Marshal Vincent Iervasi, followed by Air Vice-Marshal Darren Goldie.


Flight Lieutenant Denham deployed on Operation COVID ASSIST19 as the Operations Officer for Joint Task Force 629.


After completing her posting at Headquarters Air Command, RAAF Base Glenbrook, Suska posted to the Joint Military Police Unit as the Executive Officer for Joint Military Police Station Brisbane, Gallipoli Barracks Enoggera.

Flight Lieutenant Denham holds a Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours Class 1) and prior to joining the Australian Defence Force was a teacher with the NSW Department of Education and Training. Whilst at university, she participated in a Global Exchange Program teaching English as a second language in Kerala, India.