|Sir Alwyn Ragnar Garrett|
Brigadier A. R. Garrett (1944)
|Born||12 February 1900
Northam, Western Australia
|Died||4 November 1977
|Years of service||1921–1960|
|Commands held||Chief of the General Staff
Staff College, Queenscliff
8th Infantry Brigade
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Mentioned in Despatches
He served in World War II becoming Commanding Officer of a battalion of the Australian Imperial Force in 1940. The following year he fought in Greece and Crete with 19th Brigade and in 1943 he was deployed to New Guinea and Bougainville. He completely re-organised the Forces in New Guinea.
After the War he became Brigadier in Charge of Administration for the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan and in 1949 he was made Commandant of the Staff College, Queenscliff. He went on to be General Officer Commanding Western Command in 1951, Deputy Chief of the General Staff in 1953, and GOC Southern Command in 1954. He was appointed Chief of the General Staff in 1958 and retired in 1960.
Later he became Principal of the Australian Administrative Staff College and in that role lobbied for the Army to have a Division ready for war at all times.
In 1925 he married Shirley Lorraine Hunter.
Lieutenant General Sir Henry Wells
|Chief of the General Staff
1958 – 1960
Lieutenant General Sir Reg Pollard