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SIA Media Release - SIA congratulates new ADF leaders


16th April 2018

Media Release – 17 April 2018
The Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) welcomes recommendations relating to command changes in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) which have been announced.

The SIA is confident the new leadership group will build on the solid work which has been carried out by the existing group of leaders.

“The SIA congratulates Lieutenant General Angus Campbell AO, DSC on being anointed as the successor to Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC as Chief of the Defence Force,” said the President of the SIA, Mark Sander.

“Air Chief Marshal Binskin is to be commended for the work he has conducted leading the ADF and we wish him well for the future.

“Lt Gen Campbell’s deep experience means he is more than qualified to oversee the upgrading of capability, including helping to steer the pathway from the Collins-class submarines to the future submarines.”

The SIA would also like to acknowledge the changes in leadership of the Royal Australian Navy.

“On behalf of the submarine community, the SIA thanks the outgoing Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, for his 42 years of diligent service,” Mr Sander said.

“The SIA welcomes the announcement that Rear Admiral Mike Noonan AM will become the new Chief of Navy.

“He has an excellent understanding of the strategic significance of submarines and we look forward to working closely with him for mutually beneficial outcomes.”

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