Fri, 10 June

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National Press Club

Meet The Chiefs Industry Briefing and Discussion Panel - Meet The Chiefs with Lieutenant General Greg Bilton AO, CSC

Meet The Chiefs Industry Briefing and Discussion Panel - Meet The Chiefs with Lieutenant General Greg Bilton AO, CSC

Time & Location

10 June, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEST

National Press Club, National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600, Australia

About the Event

Lieutenant General Greg Bilton AO, CSC 

Chief of Joint Operations

Lieutenant General Greg Bilton is the Chief of Joint Operations at Headquarters Joint Operations Command. He is responsible for ADF Operations and Joint exercises both domestically and internationally as directed by the Chief of the Defence Force in order to achieve Government strategic priorities. In carrying out this mission Lieutenant General Greg Bilton is responsible for the planning, control and conduct of all Australia’s military campaigns, Operations, joint exercises and other activities in order to meet Australia's national objectives.

Lieutenant General Bilton was born in Melbourne, Australia. After completing his secondary education at Melbourne High School he entered the Royal Military College in 1983 and graduated to the Royal Australian Artillery Regiment in 1986. He completed regimental appointments as a Lieutenant and Captain in the 1st and 4th Field Regiments, the 8th/12th Medium Regiment and the School of Artillery.

Lieutenant General Bilton has held command appointments as Battery Commander 104th Field Battery, Commanding Officer 4th Field Regiment, Commander 7th Brigade, Deputy Commanding General United States Army Pacific and Deputy Chief of Joint Operations. Most recently, Lieutenant General Bilton served as Forces Commander Australian Army. He served in staff appointments in the Directorate of Officer Career Management, the Directorate of Force Structure (Army) and as Director General Development and Plans (Army). He has also been an instructor at the Australian Command and Staff College.

Lieutenant General Bilton deployed on Operation MAZURKA in 1993 on the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) Headquarters. In 2008 he deployed on Operation SLIPPER as Deputy Chief of Staff for Security Sector Reform on Headquarters Regional Command South, Afghanistan.

Lieutenant General Bilton is a graduate of the Long Gunnery Course at the UK School of Artillery, the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, Weston Creek. He also holds a Bachelor degree in Military Studies and Master’s degrees in Military Art and Science, and Strategic Studies. He is also a recipient of prestigious academic honours; the Lieutenant General Hans Schlup (US) award for excellence in International Relations and the Blamey Award (Australia) for Leadership.

Lieutenant General Bilton has been awarded the Force Commanders Commendation for his work on Operation MAZURKA in the Sinai, a Conspicuous Service Cross for his force structure work at Army Headquarters, the Canadian Meritorious Service Medal for his work in Afghanistan, the United States Legion of Merit and the Japanese Defence Cooperation Medal for his work at United States Army Pacific. He was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in 2014 in recognition of his work as Director General Development and Plans at Army Headquarters and as Commander 7 Brigade.

On promotion to Lieutenant General in June 2019, he was appointed as the Chief of Joint Operations.

Lieutenant General Bilton is married to Rachael, who is a registered nurse. His eldest son Alex is a Lieutenant at 7 Royal Australian Regiment and his youngest son Nic is a Lieutenant at Headquarters 16 Aviation Brigade.

Format

Presentations by speakers followed by a Panel Discussion and Q&A session.  Questions are welcome from the audience. There is scope for presentations and the panel discussion to run overtime.

 

Chatham House Rule

As the Chatham House Rule will be in place, there will be no record of proceedings

Cancellations and Rescheduling

Registrations are refundable for cancellations received up to 5 working days COB before the event. However, another person may be substituted at no additional cost. No refunds can be made after that date. Unfortunately, no cancellations are possible for confirmed sponsorships. 

Meet The Chiefs Pty Ltd reserve the right to reschedule an event. As much notice as possible will be given. If registration has already been received and payment made you will be contacted to discuss your ability to attend on the new date and a refund may be available.

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