Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the new names at the top of the Australian Defence Force.
Lieutenant General Angus Campbell will be appointed Chief of the Defence Force when Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin completes his term in July.
ACM Binskin has overseen Australia’s contribution to the counter-Daesh coalition in the Middle East and the transition from combat operations to the current train, advise and assist mission in Afghanistan.
Vice Admiral David Johnston, currently Chief of Joint Operations, has been tipped as the Vice Chief of the Defence Force. He will take over from VADM Ray Griggs, who is retiring from the ADF.
Chief of Navy Tim Barrett is also retiring from the ADF in July after a 42 year career. He has overseen the RAN as it undertakes its largest modernisation since WWII.
Air Vice Marshal Mel Hupfeld, currently head of Force Design, will replace VADM Johnston as Chief of Joint Operations. Rear Admiral Mike Noonan will become Chief of Navy, and Major General Rick Burr will take over as Chief of Army.
Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies will remain in post.