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The Blamey Oration – 2015
January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am
The Blamey Oration perpetuates the memory of¬† Field Marshal Sir Thomas Albert Blamey, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, Australia‚Äôs highest ranking serviceman, who was commander-in-chief concurrently of the Australian Military Forces and the Allied Land Forces, South-West Pacific Area, from 1942 to 1945 when Australia‚Äôs security was directly threatened by Japan.
The Royal United Services Institute of Victoria¬†in conjunction with¬†The Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Memorial Fund¬†have pleasure in presenting the¬†Blamey¬†Oration, 2015¬†to be given by¬†Professor Peter Leahy.
Topic: Another century, Another Long War.
Prof Peter Leahy, AC- Director, National Security Institute
Lieutenant General¬†Peter Leahy,¬†AC is a retired senior officer of the¬†Australian Army, whose military career culminated with his appointment as¬†Chief of the Army¬†from 2002 until 2008. He has been director of the National Security Institute,¬†University of Canberra, since October 2008.
He is a member of the Defence SA Advisory Board, a Director of the Kokoda Foundation,¬†Chairman of the Board for wounded veterans charity Soldier On, and serves on the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Committee in the Australian Capital Territory. Leahy is also the Patron of the Canberra Services Club, a position he has held since 2009.
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