Lieutenant General Frank Hickling is recognised in Australian Defence as an expert in the field of military training and strategy. He has held many leadership roles within his 40 year career with the Australian Army and his work in these roles has been recognised with a number of awards. His role as Chief of Army coincided with significant operations; which included acting in a key leadership role as part of the INTERFET deployment to East Timor. Frank has experience in operational deployments, command and staff appointments and has a significant understanding of the complexities of Defence.

Career History

Awards & Qualifications:

  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
  • Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC)
  • National Medal
  • Graduate, Australian Army Staff College,
  • Graduate, Royal Military College of Science

Career History:

  • Specialist Associate aadi Defence Pty Ltd
  • Representative Colonel Commandant, Royal Australian Engineers
  • Advisor, BAE Systems
  • Senior Mentor, Australian College of Defence and Strategic Studies
  • Chair, Review of Australian Defence Force Cadets (ADFC) Scheme
  • Chief of Army, Australian Defence Force
  • Lieutenant General, Australian Defence Force
  • Commander, Land Command Australia
  • Commandant, Australian Defence Force Academy
  • Major General, Australian Defence Force
  • General Officer Commanding, Training Command
  • Commmander, Northern Command
  • Director of Plans, Army, Australian Defence Force
  • Instructor, School of Military Engineering and Joint Services College

Lieutenant General Frank Hickling was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to the Army and the Australian Defence Force in the field of military training.

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Some Projects of LTG Frank Hickling AO

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