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CANCELLED! – Royal United Services Institute of Victoria Lunchtime Address – Until Further notice from RUSIV
April 1, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - April 2, 2020 @ 1:00 am
Major General Andrew Bottrell – Head Land Systems – TOPIC :- Equipping the Army.
Major General Bottrell’s operational service includes tours to the Antarctic (1989/90& 1990/91), East Timor (1999 and 2006), Iraq (2007) and Afghanistan (2013). Following his deployment to Afghanistan he assumed command of 17 Combat Service Support Brigade, which he held until early 2015 when he was promoted to Major General and appointed as Commander of the Joint Agency Task Force for Operation Sovereign Borders; Australia’s whole of Government counter-people smuggling operation.
Major General Bottrell holds graduate and post graduate qualifications from RMIT, Deakin University, Canberra University, and most recently was a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in 2003 for his work at Strategic Operations Division and a Bar to the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 2007 for his role as the Logistics Component Commander on Operation ASTUTE. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his role in coordinating the redeployment of Australian forces from Afghanistan in 2013.
In December 2018, Major General Bottrell assumed the role of Head Land Systems Division, within the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.
Coffee and Tea from 12.00 pm., sandwiches after. Entrance fee: $10
NOTE THAT THIS IS TO BE HELD ON A WEDNESDAY DUE TO TIMINGS CONSTRAINTS BY THE SPEAKER.
It would be appreciated if you could advise your attendance to enable catering and seating to be arranged. Contact the office, preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9282 5918 by 2pm Monday 30 March 2020.