February 23, 2015 – 7:23PM
Lieutenant General David Morrison will step down as Army chief in May. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
Army chief David Morrison will step down in mid-May.
The federal government hasn’t yet announced his successor, although Operation Border Protection commander Angus Campbell has been mentioned as a likely candidate.
Lieutenant General Morrison, who was appointed army chief in mid-2011, extended his three-year term at the request of Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
He attracted global attention in 2013 with a blunt warning to his troops there was no place in the army for degrading behaviour towards women.
“If that does not suit you, then get out,” he said at the time.
Subsequently, he shared the stage with actress Angelina Jolie at the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence in London last year.
Source : The Canberra Times