Anthony Carwardine

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Anthony Michael Carwardine
Born (1938-03-25) 25 March 1938 (age 79)
Sydney, New South Wales
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Royal Australian Navy
Years of service 1954–1995
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held Australian Defence Force Academy (1993–95)
HMAS Cerberus (1986–88)
HMAS Adelaide (1983–85)
HMAS Swan (1976–78)
Awards Officer of the Order of Australia

Rear Admiral Anthony Michael "Gerry" Carwardine AO (born 25 March 1938) is a retired Australian naval officer, Chief of Naval Personnel in the Royal Australian Navy and former Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Early life[edit]

Carwardine was educated at Newington College (1947–1953), commencing as a preparatory school student in Wyvern House,[1] before entering the Royal Australian Naval College.

Naval career[edit]

Retirement[edit]

Since 1998 Carwardine has been a service member of the Veterans' Review Board, representing the Australian Capital Territory.

Honours[edit]

  • National Medal (1977) – Awarded for diligent long service to the community in hazardous circumstances in times of emergency and national disaster and in direct protection of life and property
  • National Medal, 1st Clasp (1981) – Awarded for diligent long service to the community in hazardous circumstances in times of emergency and national disaster and in direct protection of life and property
  • Member, Order of Australia (1986) – In recognition of service to the Ryal Australian Navy, particularly as Commanding Officer of HMAS Adelaide
  • Officer, Order of Australia (1990) – In recognition of service to the Royal Australian Navy, particularly as the Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999) pp30
  2. ^ Who's Who in Australia (Crown Content, 2008) pp424
  3. ^ "It's an Honour". 
Military offices
Preceded by
Air Vice Marshal Richard Bomball
Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy
1993–1995
Succeeded by
Major General Frank Hickling