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The Royal Australian Navy: The Next Three Years
Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy
In a speech in late in 2016, the Chief of Navy reflected on the opportunities and challenges of the largest recapitalisation of the RAN since World War II.
He emphasised it was not about building an interoperable navy but building an integrated force for the Australian Defence Force.
He also noted Navy would need to design and train 'from the ground up' to have a force trained and equipped to be capable of the decisive and distributed lethality necessary for winning in contemporary operations.
Has this piqued your interest? If so, come and listen to the Chief of Navy talk about Navy's plans for the future.
Vice Admiral Tim Barrett joined the Navy in 1976 as a Seaman Officer and later specialised in Aviation. He assumed command of the RAN on 1 July 2014. His full biography is here.
Australian Federal Police Operations in the Near Region
Commissioner Andrew Colvin, APM, OAM
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has a significant role to play as part of Australia's whole-of-government approach to fighting crime at its source and contributing to national security more broadly.
The AFP is involved in collaboration, intelligence gathering and capacity building off-shore in Australia's external territories and around the world. AFP operations in our near region are grouped and managed into two areas of responsibility: Pacific and External Territories, and South East Asia. Commissioner Colvin has been asked to address the status, achievements and future outlook for the various AFP activities and operations in Australia's near region.
Commissioner Andrew Colvin is a career police officer having joined the AFP in 1990. He was appointed the AFP's 7th Commissioner on 2 October 2014. His full bio is here.
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 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 years' s event will be the Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Ms Kathryn Campbell, CSC. Ms Campbell will address the Department's contribution to human security in Australia.
Put a place-holder in your diary for Thursday 21 September 2017 and monitor the website for updates.
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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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