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Dmitry Khanenkov, Director


Service: Australian Army
Category: Finance Officer
Location: Sydney, NSW

Dmitry Khanenkov joined Australian Army in 2015 as a Special Service Officer in Royal
Australian Army Pay Corps. His posting history include business analytics and financial
advisory roles in Army Compliance and Assurance Unit, Army Headquarters, Headquarters
Forces Command, Headquarters Aviation Command, and Headquarters Second Division. In
addition to these postings, Dmitry has also been seconded to Sixth Aviation Regiment and
Headquarters Integrated “Area” Defence Systems in Butterworth.
Dmitry Khanenkov performed a range of duties during his two deployments, both in and
outside of his specialist skills. In 2021, he gained his first operational experience deploying
on Operation ACCORDION, where his main role was to assist with the retrograde of
Australian Defence Force’s financial commitments in the Middle East. During his time in
Dubai, he was temporarily redirected from his role to assist with running of evacuee camps in
support of the Afghanistan evacuation. In 2022, he deployed as a Watchkeeper on Operation
RESOLUTE as part of surge patrols in support of enhanced border presence in the Torres

Dmitry had previously been appointed to the Board of Directors of Army Relief Trust Fund
where he also Chaired the Audit sub-committee. He enjoyed these appointments, where he
was able to assist Army members who found themselves in financial hardship.
Dmitry lived in Russia until the age of 22. Coming from a country where LGBTQIA+
discrimination is frequent, Dmitry is committed to furthering diversity and inclusion in
Defence. Hence in 2023, he volunteered to be co-opted to the DEFGLIS Board as Assistant

Prior to joining the Army, Dmitry completed Bachelor of Economics and Graduate Diploma
of Accounting. In 2021, he has also finished Masters of Strategic Human Resource
Management with University of New South Wales.

Dmitry lives with his partner Adrian in Sydney. They enjoy cycling, travelling, cooking and
keeping physically active.

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