Barnaby Joyce corrects Army Reserve record after claiming he served for longer than he did

Barnaby Joyce, smiling while wearing military medals, shakes the hand of Bob Chapman from the RSL.The office of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has corrected his years of military service, after the ABC pointed out discrepancies between his official biography and his Australian Defence Force record.

Key points:
Barnaby Joyce served with the Army Reserve from 1996 to 2001, according to his military service record
His office initially advised he served from 1995 to 2003 — three more years than he did
The incorrect dates have been corrected, but were on his official Parliament House biography for 12 years
It comes at an uncomfortable time for Mr Joyce, who is facing a revolt from within his party over his leadership.

Mr Joyce’s office initially advised the parliament he was in the Royal Queensland Regiment of the Army Reserve from 1995 to 2003.

These dates appeared on his official biography on the Parliament House website for 12 years.

But Mr Joyce only served from 1996 to 2001, according to his official military service record obtained by the ABC.

It states his service in the Army Reserves was four years and 10 months.

via Barnaby Joyce corrects Army Reserve record after claiming he served for longer than he did – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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