Veteran Commando overwhelmed by PTSD and alchol dependency prior to death.ybut in addition the book looks at the feuding between Australian special forces and the specific mental toll the constant rotations were having, something like 20 in Afghanistan alone. Regarding the mental toll, the author was able to extensively interview a commando team leader, Ian Turner, after he had returned from his second rotation from the fight against ISIS and his eighth combat rotation. He was in a psych ward for alcoholism and PTSD. Four months later he committed suicide and as I write this a coroner's court in Sydney is investigating his death.
Defence ignored warnings of Commando's history of domestic violence and alchol abuse.
Senior Officer admits to inquest that there were 'warning flags' before death of PTSD soldier
What ever happens with the Breteton Report due to be released next month it looks like Senior officers in SOCAUST and the ADF are not going to come out of it well by the look of things.