Bryony Stevens

I was born into a military family in 1991, living around the UK and overseas before starting my undergraduate degree in War Studies at King’s College London in 2010.

I joined the TA as a Private soldier in 151 Regiment RLC in 2012 during my studies. In 2013 I graduated with a 2:1 and started an internship at Blesma, The Limbless Veterans – a military charity for serving personnel and veterans who have lost limbs or use of limbs. After a 6-month internship I was offered a full-time position doing the same job – media and communications.

In 2016 I attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and commissioned as an officer in the Army Reserve, now commanding the Troop I had been a soldier in. In December 2018 I left Blesma after five and a half years and started a full-time reserve service (FTRS) contract for one year as a Troop Commander. During 2019 (amongst others things) I deployed to Germany as a Troop Commander with 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment for a month, was the course officer for the Reserve RLC’s PNCO Cadre on Dartmoor, ran a ‘Theory Study Day’ for soldiers in 151 Regt to assist soldiers in gaining their theory licences for cars and HGVs and was the Sqn Ops Officer for Ex IRON VIPER – a Brigade level exercise where 151 Regt operated at Sqn level under 10 QOGLR.

In February 2020 I started another FTRS contract as a Personnel Recovery Officer in Tidworth. The job involves assisting WIS serving personnel either return to work or medically discharge from the Army.