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Regimental Sergeant Major Of The Army
REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE ARMY (RSM-A) is the most senior Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
in the Australian Army . It is a singular appointment – it is only held by one person at any time. RSM-A holds the unique rank of Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
(WO) which is senior to Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Class One. The special insignia for the RSM-A is the Australian coat of arms with a wreath around it. The tenth and current Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army is Don Spinks. Based on the United States Army
United States Army
practice of appointing a Sergeant Major of the Army , the RSM-A is responsible to the Chief of Army (CA)
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17th Combat Service Support Brigade (Australia)
The 17TH COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT BRIGADE (17 CSS Brigade) currently commands the Australian Army 's deployable operational level logistics units. Raised on 20 May 2006, the brigade was formerly known as the LOGISTIC SUPPORT FORCE (LSF), and is made up of varied logistic corps and trades. It encompasses both reserve and full-time units, geographically dispersed throughout Australia. Headquartered in Sydney, New South Wales its primary deployable command element is the FORCE SUPPORT GROUP. The units of the brigade are responsible for providing third line or 'general' support within an area of operations . CURRENT STRUCTURE * 145th Signals Squadron * 2nd Force Support Battalion (Reserve) * 9th Force Support Battalion * 10th Force Support Battalion * 1st Close Health Battalion * 2nd General Health Battalion * 3rd Health Support Battalion (Reserve) * 1st Military Police Battalion * 1st Psychology Unit NOTES * ^ The Australian Army
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2nd Division (Australia)
6 Brigades ~10,000 soldiers MARCH 'Pozieres' (arr Allis) ENGAGEMENTSWorld War I * Gallipoli Campaign * Western Front COMMANDERS Current commander Major General Stephen Porter Notable commanders Major General Iven Mackay Major General Herbert Lloyd The 2ND DIVISION commands all the reserve brigades in Australia. These are the 4th in Victoria, the 5th and 8th in New South Wales, the 9th in South Australia
South Australia
and Tasmania, the 11th in Queensland
Queensland
and the 13th in Western Australia. The division is also responsible for the security of Australia's northern borders through its Regional Force Surveillance Units. The division was first formed in 1915 during World War I as part of the First Australian Imperial Force
First Australian Imperial Force
(1st AIF), and served in the Gallipoli Campaign and on the Western Front
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Special Forces Of Australia
The SPECIAL FORCES OF THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE are units of Special Operations Command and associated units of the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force that conduct and or support special operations to advance and protect the national security of the Commonwealth of Australia . The special forces of Australia have a lineage to a variety of units raised in the Second World War such as the Independent and Commando Companies , Z Special Unit , Navy Beach Commandos , and the Coastwatchers
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List Of Australian Army Brigades
This is a list of the brigades raised by the Australian Army . The list includes brigades that served in World War I , World War II , Vietnam and the present-day brigades. CONTENTS * 1 Current active brigades * 2 World War I * 2.1 Light horse * 2.2 Infantry * 3 World War II * 3.1 Armoured * 3.2 Cavalry * 3.3 Support Group * 3.4 Motor * 3.5 Infantry * 3.6 Garrison * 3.7 Training * 4 Artillery * 4.1 Anti Aircraft Artillery * 4.2 Field Artillery * 4.3 Medium Artillery * 4.4 Heavy Artillery * 5 Occupation of Japan * 6 Vietnam * 7 Further reading CURRENT ACTIVE BRIGADES A soldier of the 5/7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, previously part of the 1st Brigade, conducts fire and movement during training in 2001
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16th Aviation Brigade (Australia)
The 16TH AVIATION BRIGADE (16 Avn Bde) commands all the Australian Army aviation units and has technical control of the Army Aviation Training Centre reporting to Forces Command . The Brigade was formed on 2 April 2002 by combining Headquarters Divisional Aviation (Operational Command) and Headquarters Aviation
Aviation
Support Group (Technical Command) and is headquartered in Enoggera Barracks , Queensland
Queensland
. It was originally named Headquarters 16th Brigade (Aviation) and was renamed to the 16th Aviation
Aviation
Brigade. The Army Aviation
Aviation
Training Centre (AAvnTC) based at Oakey is responsible for training and maintains a training fleet reporting separately to Forces Command
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7th Brigade (Australia)
World War I * Gallipoli campaign * Western Front World War II * New Guinea campaign * Bougainville campaign INSIGNIA UNIT COLOUR PATCH 7TH BRIGADE is a combined arms formation or brigade of the Australian Army . The brigade was first raised in 1915 as part of the First Australian Imperial Force and saw action at Gallipoli and on the Western Front during World War I. Following the end of the war the brigade was disbanded before being re-raised in 1921 as part of the Citizens Force (later known as the Militia). During World War II the brigade took part in the fighting against the Japanese in New Guinea and on Bougainville . Today, the 7th Brigade is part of Forces Command and is based in Brisbane, Queensland and is composed mainly of units of the Regular Army. While the brigade has not deployed as a whole unit since World War II, component units have deployed on operations to East Timor , the Solomon Islands , Iraq and Afghanistan
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Forces Command (Australia)
FORCES COMMAND (FORCOMD) is the largest command within the Australian Army responsible for the combat brigades, the enabling and training formations reporting to the Chief of the Army with approximately 85% of the Army’s personnel. The Command was formed on 1 July 2009 with the amalgamation of Land Command and Training Command, and is led by a major general as the Commander Forces Command (COMD FORCOMD). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Structure * 3 Commander Forces Command * 4 References HISTORYOn 27 September 2008 the Chief of Army , Lieutenant General Ken Gillespie , announced a restructure of the army command structure named Adaptive Army. The structure had remained nearly the same since the Hassett Review restructure in 1973 of Land Command and Training Command
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1st Brigade (Australia)
Robertson Barracks , Darwin RAAF Base Edinburgh ENGAGEMENTSWorld War I * Gallipoli * Western Front East Timor Iraq Afghanistan Solomon Islands RCB - Butterworth COMMANDERS Current commander Brigadier Ben James, AM , DSM Notable commanders Henry MacLaurin Alan Morrison Michael Jeffery John Sanderson Frank Hickling David Hurley Ash Power John Cantwell Jim Molan INSIGNIA BRIGADE COLOUR PATCH1ST BRIGADE is a combined arms formation of the Australian Army . Formed in 1903 as a militia formation based in New South Wales , it was reconstituted as part of the Australian Imperial Force in 1914 for service during World War I, the brigade fought at Gallipoli and on the Western Front before being disbanded in mid-1919. In 1921, the 1st Brigade was re-raised as a unit of Australia's part-time military forces, based in New South Wales . During World War II the brigade undertook defensive duties before being disbanded
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6th Brigade (Australia)
First World War * Gallipoli Campaign * Western Front Second World War * New Guinea campaign * New Britain campaign INSIGNIA UNIT COLOUR PATCH The 6TH BRIGADE is an Australian Army brigade . First formed during the First World War as an infantry unit of the Australian Imperial Force , the brigade served at Gallipoli and in France and Belgium on the Western Front . In the 1920s, as part of a reorganisation of the Australian Army, it became part of the 3rd Military District of the Citizens Military Force , encompassing units from Victoria and South Australia. In 1991, it became part of the Ready Reserve Scheme , based at Enoggera Barracks , in Brisbane , Queensland , before being disbanded in 1996 when the scheme was discontinued
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Directorate Of Army Research And Analysis (DARA)
The DIRECTORATE OF ARMY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS (DARA) is a branch of the Australian Army Headquarters and serves as the Army’s think tank. DARA is part of the Army's Modernisation and Strategic Plans division, and is located in Russell Offices , Canberra. DARA provides research and analysis to the Australian Army and Government to support the Army’s modernisation and strategic planning. DARA also promotes professional debate on topics such as the changing character of land warfare and Australia’s strategic environment. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 History * 3 Notable alumni * 4 Publications * 5 References * 6 External links OVERVIEWThe primary focus of DARA is conceptual research into land warfare issues, including land warfare strategy and operations, maritime strategy, the changing character of war, the human dimension of warfare, military sociology and Australian military strategy
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Russell Offices
The RUSSELL OFFICES is a complex of office buildings located in the Canberra
Canberra
suburb of Russell . Together with Campbell Park , these two complexes are home to the Australian Department of Defence and contain the administrative headquarters of the Australian Defence Force
Australian Defence Force
. The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
also occupies premises at Russell pending the completion of its new headquarters building. SEE ALSO * Australian-American Memorial REFERENCES * * ^ "RUSSELL OFFICES, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY" (PDF). Australian Government, Department of Defence. 1 October 2013. * ^ "Russell Offices". Royal Australian Air Force. Retrieved 4 January 2017
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Campbell Barracks (Western Australia)
CAMPBELL BARRACKS is an Australian Army base located in Swanbourne , a coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia . It is named after Lieutenant Colonel J.A. Campbell (1842–1924), former commandant of the Commonwealth Military Forces in Western Australia. The Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) has been based at Campbell Barracks since the Regiment was first established as an independent company in 1957. Although Campbell Barracks is the home of the SASR, most of the training and selection for the regiment takes place in Bindoon , Western Australia. The SASR is a special forces regiment of the Australian Army and is modelled on the original British SAS, while also drawing on the traditions of the Australian Z Special Force commando unit, and the Independent Companies which were active in the South Pacific during the Second World War. The SASR's three 'sabre squadrons' rotate between the war/reconnaissance and Counterterrorism/Recovery roles
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Army Recruit Training Centre
ARMY RECRUIT TRAINING CENTRE is the official name given to the Australian Army 's basic training establishment since 1 December 1998. Situated at Kapooka , an outer suburb of Wagga Wagga , in the Riverina
Riverina
region of New South Wales
New South Wales
, the Army Recruit Training Centre (ARTC) is located within Blamey Barracks, about 9.5 km south-west of Wagga Wagga. Blamey Barracks is named after Field Marshal Sir Thomas Albert Blamey , GBE , KCB , CMG who was an Australian General of the Second World War who was born near Wagga Wagga. He was the first, and to date only, Australian to attain the rank of field marshal
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Army Logistic Training Centre (Australia)
The ARMY LOGISTIC TRAINING CENTRE (ALTC) is an Australian Army training establishment that is part of Forces Command . Established on 1 December 1995, through the amalgamation of a nine separate logistic, health and personnel services schools and the Army College of TAFE, ALTC is headquartered at Bandiana, Victoria , and was established in response to the need to provide more effective logistic training, which had been identified as a problem as early as 1981. ALTC's motto is "Excel with Honour". HISTORY AND STRUCTUREUpon formation, ALTC combined the previously separate components into "effects-based training divisions" including "integrated logistics, material support, distribution and personnel support" under a headquarters with an operations cell and a development group
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Oakey Army Aviation Centre
OAKEY ARMY AVIATION CENTRE (IATA : OKY, ICAO : YBOK) is situated approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) from the town centre of Oakey in Queensland
Queensland
, Australia
Australia
. It provides a training establishment for Australian Army Aviation , and also hosts a Singapore Armed Forces Helicopter Squadron, namely the 126 Squadron . The Defence name for the facility is Swartz Barracks, named for prominent politician, Army Aviation advocate, and ex-POW Sir Reginald Swartz KBE MBE
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