Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie enlisted in the Australian Army in 1968. Appointed as Chief of Army in 2008, he is now responsible for the command, corporate policy formulation and management of the Australian Army. Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie’s service to the Army and Australia has been recognised on a number of occasions with honours and awards, including the Officer of the Order of Australia (2003) and the Distinguished Service Cross (2002). Ken Gillespie addressed The Sydney Institute on Wednesday 30 September 2009 to reflect on his first year as Chief, discuss the challenges that face Australia’s armed forces and outline his vision and strategy for cultural change within Army ranks.

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