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5th June, 2017 Luncheon
Presented by the Royal United Services Institute – South Australia, a not-for-profit organization,established to inform the public on important and significant defence and security matters.
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Date: Monday 5 June 2017
Time:11.30 for 12.00 noon – 2pm
The Combined Ex-Services Mess Association SA Inc
Torrens Parade Ground
Business Attire/Neat Casual
$35.00 non-members ($30.00 for members)
which includes a two course meal and attendance at the talk.
Lecture only at 1PM - $5 donation
Wine, beer and soft drinks are available for purchase.
RSVP by 3pm Friday, 2nd June 17
Tel: 8305 6378 or
to secure your seat.
We look forward to seeing you at this event and being a part of the briefing.
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Monday, 5th June 2017
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In partnership with the Royal Military College, Duntroon, the USI of the ACT is delighted to announce a presentation entitled Looking Ahead: the Australian Army out to 2025, by the Head of Army's Land Capability Division, Major General Kath Toohey CSC, to be held at Duntroon on Monday 5 June 2017, commencing at 1650 hours.
In a novel format, Major General Toohey will address USI members and guests and the cadets of the current RMC First Class in the Rowell Theatre. Following questions, members, guests and cadets are invited to move to the Cadets Mess for discussion and networking until 1800, when the cadets will return to their routine duties.
Kath Toohey joined the Australian Army in 1987. She was promoted to the rank of Major General and assumed her current appointment in December 2016. You can read her full biography here.
USI of the ACT gratefully acknowledges the enthusiasm and support of Brigadier Mark Brewer CSC & Bar, the Commandant of the Royal Military College, in developing and presenting this unique event.
After assuming command of the Royal Australian Air Force in 2015, Air Marshal Davies published his Commander's Intent, which stated in part: Within the next ten years, we will introduce into service the F-35A Lightning II, the E/A-18G Growler, the P-8A Poseidon, the Triton UAS and a new pilot training system. Defence will introduce into service, and Air Force will support and operate, new space capabilities including a space situational awareness radar and space telescope. We will continue to evolve and develop our cyber capabilities. By 2025 the RAAF will be a truly information age air force.
One of CAF's key priorities is to transform Air Force through the implementation of Plan Jericho.
Come along and listen to what will be a fascinating and insightful talk about the Air Force's plans for the future.
Air Marshal Leo Davies joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1979 and graduated to fly P-3B and P-3C Orion aircraft with No 11 Squadron at Edinburgh in South Australia. In 1987 he completed pilot training. His full biography is here.
The USI of the ACT 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Spender Theatre at the Australian Defence College on Thursday 7 September 2017, commencing at 1800 hours.
Papers for the meeting will be posted on the RUSIDSS-A website no later than 17 August 2017.
The following Council positions will be open at the conclusion of current two year terms:
Members wishing to nominate an individual for a Council position must forward a completed Nomination Form to the Secretary by close of business on Thursday 10 August 2017.
All USI members are strongly encouraged to attend the AGM. please register here. Apologies may be sent to the Secretary via the USI office: T: 6266 3446; E; email@example.com.
Please Note: the ADC Mess will be open for networking from 1700 hours.
The Institute's 2017 Annual Members' Dinner, sponsored by Thales Australia, will be held at the Commonwealth Club, Yarralumla, on Thursday 21 September, at 1900 for 1930hrs.
The Council is delighted to announce that the Guest Speaker for this year' s event will be Ms Kathryn Campbell CSC, Secretary of the Department of Human Services. Ms Campbell will address the Department's contribution to human security in Australia.
Ticket prices. USI Members and their first guest: $65/head; non-members: $100/head. Price includes 3 course meal, pre-dinner music and drinks, and drinks during dinner.
Registration. Registration is open now for members and their first guest; registration for non-members will open on 1 September 2017. Register here.
Dress. Service personnel: Winter Mess Dress; civilian and retired service personnel: Black Tie with Miniatures.
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2017 ACT Blamey Oration
Following the conduct of the sell-out event in 2016, the United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory will again deliver the ACT Blamey Oration.
Counsel is in the process of engaging a world-class speaker to follow-up on last year's great success with Dr David Kilcullen.
Put a place-holder in your diary for Wednesday 22 November 2017 and monitor the website for updates.
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