Category: Australia, Chiefs of the Defence Force

Categories: Australian Defence Force

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The Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) is the professional head of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the most senior uniformed military adviser to the Minister of Defence. The CDF provides advice on matters that relate to military activity, including military operations. The position has been known previously as Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (1958-76) and Chief of Defence Force Staff (1976-84).

During peacetime, the Chief of the Defence Force is the only four-star officer in the ADF (admiral, general, or air chief marshal). The CDF is assisted by the Vice Chief of the Defence Force (VCDF) and serves as the Chairman of the Chiefs of Service Committee, composed of the service chiefs: the Chief of Navy (CN), Chief of Army (CA), and Chief of Air Force (CAF), all of whom are three-star officers (Vice Admiral, Lieutenant General, and Air Marshal).

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Person Profiles (12)

24 Feb 1936 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - 09 Jul 2007
24 Dec 1934 Boolaroo, New South Wales, Australia - 21 Dec 2004
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28 May 1901 Condong, New South Wales, Australia - 15 Apr 1969 photo
11 Apr 1918 Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia - 11 Jun 2008
30 Jan 1919 Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia - 28 Jan 1995 photo
17 Apr 1923 Toogoolawah, Queensland, Australia - 07 May 2014
18 May 1904 Ararat, Victoria, Australia - 16 Jan 1984 photo
03 May 1913 Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia - 10 Jul 1998 photo
05 Jan 1922 Corowa, New South Wales, Australia - 04 Jul 2001 photo
22 Mar 1898 Kyneton, Victoria (Australia) - 20 Oct 1973 photo
22 Nov 1910 Strawberry Hills, New South Wales, Australia - 10 May 1981 photo

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