ISSUE 190 : Mar/Apr - 2013 - Australian Defence Force Journal

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ISSUE 190 : Mar/Apr - 2013 - Australian Defence Force Journal

He was the Commanding Officer of the Second Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment in1997-98. He was promoted to Colonel in October 1999 and took up the position of ColonelOperations, Headquarters INTERFET. In 2001, he attended the Centre for Defence and StrategicStudies, Canberra. He was promoted to Brigadier in November 2002 and commanded the 3rdBrigade until December 2004, when he was appointed Director-General Preparedness andPlans-Army.He was promoted to Major General and appointed Commander of the Australian Defence Collegesin January 2006. In April 2007, he was appointed Head Military Strategic Commitments,before becoming the Deputy Chief of Army in early 2008. He was appointed Land CommanderAustralia in December 2008 and became Army’s first Forces Commander in July 2009. In June2011, he was promoted to Lieutenant General and assumed his current appointment of Chiefof Army.NOTES1. This is a slightly-abridged version of a speech presented by the Chief of Army at the University ofCanberra on 26 October 2012 as part of the ‘National Security Lecture’ series.2. Attributed in Robert Debs Heinl, Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations, US Naval Institute:Annapolis, Maryland, 1966, p. 289: see accessed 14 December 2012.3. Philip Bobbitt, The Shield of Achilles: war, peace and the course of history, Random House: NewYork, 2002.4. Michael Evans, The Tyranny of Dissonance: Australia’s strategic culture and way of war 1901-2005,Land Warfare Studies Centre: Canberra, 2004.5. See Colin S. Gray, Another Bloody Century: future warfare, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: London, 2005.6. Azar Gat, A History of Military Thought: from the enlightenment to the Cold War: Oxford UniversityPress: Oxford, 2001: see accessed 21 December 2012.7. Pascal Vennesson, ‘War without the people’ in Hew Strachan and Sibylle Scheipers (eds.), TheChanging Character of War, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2011, p. 241.8. Francis Fukuyama, The End of History and the Last Man, Avon Books: New York, 1992.9. See, for example, Carl von Clausewitz, On War, translated by Michael Howard and Peter Paret,Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1976.10. Quoted by General J.R. Charlmers in ‘Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest and His Campaigns’,reproduced in Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. 7, No. 10, October 1879: see accessed 21 December 2012.11. Gat, A History of Military Thought, p. 27.12. Generally believed to be a paraphrasing of words used by Trotsky in a letter dated June 1940: see accessed 21 December 2012.13. Stalin supposedly said this in relation to investment in the Red Army.14. See, for example, accessed 27 December2012.18

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