The government has today announced it has extended General Angus Campbell's term as Chief of the Defence Force, along with new appointments to senior leadership across all ADF domains.
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles confirmed that the terms of the Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, and the Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral David Johnston, will be extended by two years.
Additionally, General Campbell has been asked to extend the term of the Chief of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Greg Bilton, for two years.
A new team of Chiefs for Navy, Army and Air Force was also announced.
Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, on promotion to Vice Admiral, has been selected to be the Chief of Navy for a period of four years.
RADM Hammond joined the Navy in 1986 to become an electronics technician and commissioned as an officer in 1988.
He currently serves as the Australian Fleet Commander, responsible for the force generation of capable maritime forces.
Since its inception in 1986, RADM Hammond will be the first graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy to become a Service Chief.
Major General Simon Stuart, on promotion to Lieutenant General, has been selected to be the Chief of Army for a period of four years.
MAJGEN Stuart joined the Army as a recruit in 1987 and served as a signalman before commissioning as an officer in 1989.
Most recently, as Head of Land Capability, he has been responsible for the design, modernisation and sustainment of current and future land capability.
Air Vice-Marshal Robert Chipman, on promotion to Air Marshal, has been selected to be the Chief of Air Force for a period of four years.
AVM Chipman joined the Air Force in 1989 and, after qualifying as an aeronautical engineer, served as a fighter pilot.
He is currently the Head of Military Strategic Commitments, providing strategic military advice, planning guidance and Defence input to the national crisis management machinery.