Gus Gilmore

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Peter Warwick Gilmore
Nickname(s) Gus
Born (1962-01-31) 31 January 1962 (age 53)
Sydney, New South Wales
Allegiance  Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1979–present
Rank Major General
Commands held Commander Forces Command
Deputy Chief of Army
Special Operations Command
Special Air Service Regiment
Battles/wars Iraq War
War in Afghanistan
Awards Officer of the Order of Australia
Distinguished Service Cross
Officer of the Legion of Merit (United States)
Bronze Star (United States)
Meritorious Service Medal (United States)

Major General Peter Warwick "Gus" Gilmore AODSC (born 31 January 1962) is a senior officer in the Australian Army, currently serving as Commander Forces Command since 23 January 2015. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Army from September 2013 to January 2015, and Special Operations Commander Australia from January 2011 to September 2013.[1]

Education[edit]

Military career[edit]

  • 1983 Royal Australian Infantry Corps
  • 198? Platoon commander, 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
  • 1988 Acting Quartermaster, 4th/3rd Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment
  • 1988 Special Air Service Regiment (SASR): Troop Commander; Adjutant; Operations Research Officer; Squadron Commander
  • 2001–2002 Commander (LtCol) SASR – active service in Afghanistan
  • Staff appointments
    • Directorate General of Land Development
    • Headquarters Special Operations
  • 2003 Director (Colonel) Strategy and International Engagement
  • Seconded to the National Security Division within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for 18 months
  • 2005 Promoted Brigadier
    • Deployed to lead the coalition Advisory Support Team working in the Iraqi Joint Headquarters in Baghdad
    • Director General (Defence) Public Affairs
    • Director General Future Land Warfare
    • Chief of Staff, Special Operations Headquarters
    • 2009 Commander, International Security Assistance Force Special Operations Forces, Afghanistan
  • 2011 Promoted Major General and appointed Special Operations Commander Australia
  • 2013 Deputy Chief of Army
  • 2015 Commander Forces Command

Honours and awards[edit]

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DSC (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Active Service Medal ribbon.png Afghanistan Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Iraq Medal (Australia) ribbon.png

Australian Service Medal ribbon.png Centenary Medal (Australia) ribbon.png DFSM with Rosette x 4.png Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png

Us legion of merit officer rib.png Bronze Star ribbon.svg Meritorious Service ribbon.svg NATO Medal ISAF ribbon bar.svg

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Order of Australia (Military) ribbon.png Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours[2]
DSC (Australia) ribbon.png Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) 2002[3][4]
Australian Active Service Medal ribbon.png Australian Active Service Medal
Afghanistan Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Afghanistan Medal
Iraq Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Iraq Medal
Australian Service Medal ribbon.png Australian Service Medal
Centenary Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Centenary Medal 2001[5]
DFSM with Rosette x 4.png Defence Force Service Medal with 4 clasps 35–39 years' service
Australian Defence Medal (Australia) ribbon.png Australian Defence Medal 2006
Us legion of merit officer rib.png Officer of the Legion of Merit (United States)
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star (United States)
Meritorious Service ribbon.svg Meritorious Service Medal (United States)
NATO Medal ISAF ribbon bar.svg NATO Medal for ISAF
AUS Meritorious Unit Citation with Federation Star.png Meritorious Unit Citation with Federation Star

Personal[edit]

  • Married with three teenage children.
  • Enjoys surfing, running, and following rugby union.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Major General Peter Warwick (Gus) Gilmore, DSC, AM, Defence Leaders: Army, Australian Department of Defence[dead link]
    Major General Peter Warwick (Gus) Gilmore, AO, DSC, Deputy Chief of Army, www.army.gov.au
  2. ^ Member of the Order of Australia, 8 June 2009. Citation: For exceptional service as Director General Public Affairs, and as Director General Future Land Warfare.
  3. ^ Sandra Lee, 2006,18 Hours: The True Story Of A Modern Day Australian SAS War Hero, Harper Collins Australia, ISBN 978-0-7322-8246-2; ISBN 0-7322-8246-2.
    "Browse Inside", Harper Collins Australia
  4. ^ Australian Special Forces soldiers honoured for Afghanistan operation (.doc), Media Release Min 679/02, 27 November 2002.
  5. ^ Centenary Medal, 1 January 2001. Citation: For service to Australian society through the Australian Army

External links[edit]

Copyright photographs
Military offices
Preceded by
Major General Michael Slater
Commander Forces Command
2015 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Major General Angus Campbell
Deputy Chief of Army
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Major General Rick Burr
Preceded by
Major General Tim McOwan
Special Operations Commander
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Brigadier Daniel McDaniel
(acting)