Royal United Services Institute of Australia

RUSIDSS of South Australia


The aim of the institute is to promote informed debate and to improve public awareness and understanding of defence and national security

Brief History

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) of South Australia was founded in Adelaide in the early days of Federation, and was flourishing by 1904. The original aim centred on improving the education of Service Officers by promoting the study of strategic and defence matters. A defence oriented library was established, which today contains a very fine collection.

The RUSI of South Australia is a Constituent Body of the Royal United Services Institute of Australia.

RUSI of South Australia Patron

(Photo; Govt House SA)

The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, is the Patron of the RUSI of SA.

The photograph shows His Excellency with his wife Mrs Lan Le.


PRESIDENT of RUSIDSS South Australia Mark Ryan MBA WGCDR (Retd) has forwarded the following link for your interest.

Highlights in the advancement of tactics.





From Paris 7 November 2017

Adelaide’s Michael, Kissed by Queen Sofia of Spain, in Paris

Michael Zhang, an eleven year old student of East Marden Primary School, is in Paris to present his unique social invention to the Global Social Business Summit 2017 (GSBS2017)in Paris.
Michael won the National Prize for Social Entrepreneurial Inventions at the Royal Adelaide Show in September this year. This competition is run by the STEMSEL Foundation. His prize included two return tickets to Paris to present his case study to the GSBS Summit.
The GSBS 2017 is the annual Global Summit on Social Business run by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Dr Muhammad Yunus. This is a significant global event and Australia’s eleven year old has stolen the limelight from all of the VIPs attending and stolen the hearts of those that have spoken with him. Michael must be this year’s most effective ambassador.
Queen Sofia of Spain gave Michael a special kiss of endearment after listening to

Michael’s invention is a simple electronic trap for grasshoppers that has been accepted as a major initiative in Cameroon, for young poor people in Cameroon Africa. This invention is a signal to the poor and underprivileged children in Cameroon who can make and sell small devices, with limited training, to gain small finances to move out of the poverty trap. Most work for a full, long day picking cocoa beans from the plantations, yet have never had enough money to taste chocolate.

Peng Choo, CEO of STEMSEL and Mark Ryan, GM of FCT Flames are with Michael in Paris.