In May 2001, after a career of 15 years as an Australian Army officer and a subsequent six month contract at the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, I landed in Salt Lake City, Utah to work on the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Now, some 19 years later and having been a US Permanent Resident for 13 years, I was naturalized as a US citizen on Thursday 6th February. Thanks to my friends, colleagues and clients who supported me throughout this journey.