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Cpl Nick Wiseman
LEGACY announced CDF Gen David
Hurley as its first national patron at ADFA
on September 6.
The announcement follows a new
advertising campaign featuring a bronze-
coloured statue in the background of
everyday situations, indicative of the bat-
tle many veterans and widows still experi-
ence on the home front.
Gen Hurley said he was extremely
proud to accept the new role.
"We are indebted to Legacy and its
remarkable volunteers for the compassion
they have shown Defence families over
the past 90 years," he said.
"I look forward to working with
Legacy as the organisation continues to
adapt to meet the needs of a new genera-
tion of Defence families."
Adding to the solemn nature of the
many roles Legacy supports and the new
advertising campaign, guests to the event
at ADFA were greeted with the site of the
bronze statue sitting among the guests.
Many commented on the statue and
its effect, including Gen Hurley, who said
the silent soldier in the background was a
"I think the new direction Legacy has
taken on in terms of not only looking after
families of deceased members but also to
returned servicemen and women who are
incapacitated is an important move," he
"I am honoured to accept the role of
Officer cadets from ADFA took the
opportunity to donate $21,600 which they
had raised through various methods to
allow Legacy to continue assisting ADF
families in need.
To learn more about Legacy go to
Solemn reminder: The bronze-
coloured statue from a recent Legacy
marketing campaign is among the
audience as CDF Gen David Hurley
is announced as the charity's first
national patron. Photo by Cpl Nick Wiseman
FORMER DCA Maj-Gen Angus
Campbell has been promoted to
lieutenant general and appointed
to command the Joint Agency Task
Force for the newly established
Operation Sovereign Borders.
Announcing the promotion and
appointment, CDF Gen David Hurley
said Lt-Gen Campbell was an accom-
plished officer widely regarded by
members of the ADF.
"Lt-Gen Campbell brings a unique
and highly valuable history of senior
appointments, both military and civil-
ian, to this new position," Gen Hurley
"He is an excellent all-rounder
with extensive operational experience
and a strong background working in
the headquarters and triservice envi-
ronment as well as the interagency
CA, Lt-Gen David Morrison also
congratulated Lt-Gen Campbell on his
promotion and appointment.
"It will be a demanding
assignment that will require great
professionalism, sensitivity and cool
judgement," Lt-Gen Morrison said.
"These are qualities that Lt-Gen
Campbell possesses in abundance and
has displayed throughout his distin-
Lt-Gen Campbell said he appreci-
ated the trust and confidence the CDF
and government had placed in him
with the new appointment.
"I am committed to working
closely with my colleagues across all
government departments and agencies
and our partners throughout the region
THE new members of the Defence portfolio were
sworn into office as part of the new government
on September 18.
They are Defence Minister David Johnston,
Assistant Defence Minister Stuart Robert and
Defence Parliamentary Secretary Darren Chester.
Senator Johnston previously served as
Shadow Minister for Defence from 2008. Mr
Robert, a former Shadow Minister for Defence
Science, Technology and Personnel, served 12
years in the ADF in intelligence and security
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Senator
Johnston would drive the development of the
Defence White Paper and oversee Defence's pro-
curement program. Mr Robert will be responsible
for personnel matters.
Ministerial team appointed
New challenges for
DCA promoted to head new task force and special ops commander moves to AHQ
on this challenging task," he said.
"Under the CDF's oversight, we
will now commence the establish-
ment of the Joint Agency Task Force
Headquarters and the conduct of
Operation Sovereign Borders.
"I would like to thank the CA for
the opportunity to serve as his deputy
and for his enduring support.
"It has been a privilege to support
our men and women in their duties,
in peace and war. The dynamic nature
of Army service has prepared me well
for this new role."
Lt-Gen Morrison also announced
two immediate changes to the senior
ranks of the Army.
Maj-Gen Peter (Gus) Gilmore
has been appointed as the DCA and
Brig Dan McDaniel as the Special
Operations Commander -- Australia.
Brig McDaniel will hold the posi-
tion at his current rank until a two-star
officer is appointed in mid-2014.
"Maj-Gen Gilmore is a distin-
guished soldier with significant oper-
ational experience in the MEAO,"
Lt-Gen Morrison said.
"His substantial contributions give
me great confidence that he will seam-
lessly adapt to the demands of the role
"These changes reflect the Army's
readiness to assume new challenges in
the service of our nation.
"I am delighted that a fine officer
has been promoted and I am proud
that his departure from Army can
be covered so admirably by other
extremely capable officers in whom I
have unconditional trust."
New position: CDF Gen David Hurley puts on Lt-Gen Angus Campbell's new rank boards with help from
Photo by Lauren Black
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