Raydon Gates

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Raydon Gates
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Rear Admiral Raydon Gates (right) shaking hands with Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Canberra in 2008
Born (1952-01-01) 1 January 1952 (age 67)
Perth, Western Australia
Service/branchRoyal Australian Navy
Years of service1971–2008
RankRear Admiral
Commands heldMaritime Commander Australia (2002–04)
Australian Defence College (1999–02)
HMAS Adelaide (1995–97)
HMAS Canberra (1991–93)
AwardsOfficer of the Order of Australia
Conspicuous Service Medal
Ordre du Mérite Maritime (France)
Legion of Merit (United States)
Other workChief executive of Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand (2010–16)

Rear Admiral Raydon William Gates, AO, CSM (born 1 January 1952) is a retired senior officer of the Royal Australian Navy.[1] He was later the chief executive of Lockheed Martin Australia & New Zealand from 2010 to 2016.[2]


  1. ^ "Rear Admiral Raydon William Gates". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Chief Executive". Lockheed Martin Australia. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
Military offices
Preceded by
Rear Admiral Geoffrey Smith
Maritime Commander Australia
Succeeded by
Rear Admiral Rowan Moffitt
New title Commander Australian Defence College
Succeeded by
Major General Jim Molan