Malcolm attended National Service at Wacol in 1955. Malcolm’s first posting was to Royal Australian Army Ordinance from 1955 to 1957. From 1960 to1964 Malcolm served with 2/14 Queensland Mounted Infantry Regiment.
Malcolm joined the Maroochydore RSL Sub Branch in 2006 as an active member and assisted in the Museum with memorabilia. In 2008 Malcolm became a Committee member and after 12months was appointed Deputy President of the Sub Branch. 2010 Malcolm became the President of the Sub Branch and held the position for 2 years until the time when the Sub Branch amalgamated with Maroochy RSL. In 2014 Malcolm nominated and was elected as the Treasurer of the RSL Sunshine Coast and Regional District Branch and currently hold the position.