|Ronald Alwyn Grey|
2 July 1930 |
Subiaco, Western Australia
|Years of service||1949–83|
|Commands held||Field Forces Command
7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
|Awards||Officer of the Order of Australia
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches
Cross of Gallantry (Vietnam)
|Relations||Jeffrey Grey (son)|
|Other work||Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (1983–88)|
|13 June 1952 – 23 July 1952
14 August 1952 – 12 June 1953
|Korea||Lieutenant, 3 RAR|
|1962||UK||Staff College, Camberley|
|1966||Borneo||Major, Army Royal Australian Infantry, Headquarters, COMLANDBOR|
|25 November 1968||Appointed Commanding Officer, 7 RAR|
|February 1970 – March 1971||Vietnam||Lieutenant Colonel commanding 7 RAR in Phuc Tuy Province|
|1977||Awarded National Medal|
|1984||Awarded clasp to National Medal|
|1988||Awarded second clasp to National Medal|
He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1971 for his role as the Commanding Officer of 7 Royal Australian Regiment in Vietnam, and was also awarded the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.
He served as Chief of Operations – Army, and as General Officer Commanding Field Force Command in the early 1980s. For his service in these positions, Grey was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Commissioner, Australian Federal Police
"In 1988 he was commissioned to undertake a comprehensive review of the rescue services in New South Wales. The recommendations of the study were implemented by the N.S.W. Government in 1989."
Honours and awards
|Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)||26 January 1983, "For service to the Australian Army, particularly as Chief of Operations Army and as General Officer Commanding Field Force Command.".|
|Distinguished Service Order (DSO)||21 December 1971, "For distinguished service:7 Royal Australian Regiment - Commanding in Vietnam".|
|National Medal with 2 Clasps||14 July 1977, 8 March 1984, 14 December 1988 For 35–44 years of service.|
|Mentioned in dispatches||December 1966, Military Service - Borneo|
|Gallantry Cross (Vietnam) with palm||21 December 1971, Military Service - Vietnam|
- AFP – The First Thirty Years, 30th Anniversary of the AFP 1979–2009, www.afp.gov.au, pg.8
- Lot 463, 25 March 2013, Vietnam 1964–73 campaign medal (57011 R. A. Grey), www.dnw.co.uk – Auction result
- Mention in Despatches, London Gazette, 13 December 1966.
- DSO, 21 December 1971, Citation: 7 Royal Australian Regiment – Commanding in Vietnam, It's an Honour.
D.S.O. London Gazette (Vietnam) 21 December 1971.
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 16 December 1971.
- AO, 26 January 1983, Citation: For service to the Australian Army, particularly as Chief of Operations Army and as General Officer Commanding Field Force Command, It's an Honour.
- bio, Commissioner's message, Platypus Magazine, October 2004, pg.3
- "Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)". Australian Honours Database. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
- Distinguished Service Order - It's an Honour
- National Medal - It's an Honour
- National Medal – 1st Clasp, It's an Honour
- National Medal – 2nd Clasp, It's an Honour
|Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police