International Day at the Australian Defence College
28 March 2015: Several hundred staff, course members and their families attended the International Day activities at the Australian Defence College, Weston Creek.
Representatives of more than 20 countries' defence forces attend the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies or the Australian Command and Staff College. The overseas representatives provide a broad diversity of perspectives that benefits all course members.
The annual International Day is an opportunity to celebrate the important contributions that overseas course members make at the Australian Defence College. The event included delicious cuisine from around the world and traditional dancing.
CMIW 2015 Mt Macedon - Diverse Countries: Common Interests
26 March 2015: The ACMC conducted its Civil-Military Interaction Workshop (CMIW) at the Australian Emergency Management Institute in Mount Macedon, Victoria, from 15-20 March 2015. The CMIW is ACMC’s flagship professional development program, bringing together around fifty participants to explore key issues in multinational, multiagency responses to conflicts and disasters.
ADFA Cadets & Midshipmen join Community Event
22 March 2015 : Over 250 officer cadets and midshipmen from the Australian Defence Force Academy joined the 5000 strong Canberra community in an event to pay respects to mother of three, Tara Costigan, who recently lost her life as a result of domestic violence.
ADFA were able to raise more than $9000 to be donated to the Tara Costigan Foundation, which has been created to educate Australians about domestic violence and help support victims and their families.
Australia marks the conclusion of Operation SLIPPER
21 March 2015 : Australia marked the conclusion of Operation SLIPPER with commemorative activities conducted across each State and Territory capital city and Townsville.
Australia's military contribution to the ISAF and the ICAT missions across Afghanistan and the Middle East commenced in October 2001. Australia deployed over 33,000 Australian Defence Force personnel, Australian Public Service employees and Australian Federal Police to the Middle East Area of Operations.
Australia's Federation Guard celebrates 15th Birthday
20 March 2015 : Australia’s Federation Guard celebrated its 15th Anniversary since formation in a birthday commemoration with the Precision Drill Team who performed as part of the Guard in front of invited guests and dignitaries.
The Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency The Honourable General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC, was the official guest for the event. Australia’s Federation Guard was established in 2000 to provide the Australian Government and ADF with permanent ceremonial capability. The Guard, situated in Canberra, has performed in ceremonies for the ADF and Australian Government both in Australia, and overseas.
Mongolian Vice Minister of Defense, Mr Avirmid Battur Visits ACMC
10 February 2015 : The Mongolian Vice Minister of Defense, Mr Avirmid Battur, visited the ACMC as part of his official visit to Australia from 8-11 February 2015. Mr Battur was accompanied by the Mongolian Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Ravdan Bold. More details. Image Caption: Pictured left to right: Mongolian Vice Minister of Defense, Mr Avirmid Battur, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Nash, Dr Alan Ryan and His Excellency Mr Ravdan Bold.
ADFA class of 2014 celebrate milestone achievement
11 December 2014 : Following three years of military and academic studies, 220 officer cadets and midshipmen graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). They are now ready to become junior leaders in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Opening of Joint Logistics Unit (North) at Robertson Barracks, Holtze, NT
11 December 2014 : A modern, purpose built wholesale storage facility, Joint Logistics Unit – North was officially opened at Robertson Barracks in Holtze, Northern Territory. Minister for Defence’s representative, Senator Linda Reynolds said the logistics unit was one of seven being constructed under the Defence Logistics Transformation Program.
Australian Command and Staff Course (Joint) Graduation
08 December 2014 : The ACSC(J) class of 2014, along with families and friends, gathered at the Llewellyn Hall at the Australian National University (ANU) for their graduation ceremony. The ceremony ends a demanding year of full-time study at the Australian Defence College in Weston Creek, ACT, which culminates in the award of the Passed Staff Course (Joint) qualification and a Master of Military and Defence Studies from the ANU for the majority of the 168 graduates.
Defence and Strategic Studies Course Graduation
02 December 2014 : The 2014 Defence and Strategic Studies Course (DSSC) graduation was held. The DSSC is an 11 month course postgraduate level professional development program that provides students with the skills and knowledge to operate at the highest levels of leaderships, command, policy formulation and management. In recognition of her outstanding achievements on the DSSC, Commodore Michele Miller was awarded the CDF/SEC Award.