Mr Andrew Gilbert

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 (2) 6268 8233
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Building 28 Room 219


Wing Commander Andrew Gilbert joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1984 and graduated as an Air Traffic Controller in 1985. He has served in Melbourne, Townsville, East Sale, Darwin, Nowra, Canberra and Alabama (USA).

He is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff Course and the United States Air Force Air War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Management in Defence Studies, a Masters of Strategic Studies and a Masters of Science in Information Technology.

He has worked as an Air Safety Investigator both in Australia within the Directorate of Flying Safety – Australian Defence Force and in Africa with the United Nations. He has been a staff officer within Air Force Headquarters, a Personnel Manager within the Directorate of Personnel – Air Force, an embedded liaison officer within Airservices Australia, a Defence Adviser in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and a planning officer within Headquarters Joint Command.

Additionally, he has been an ab initio instructor and the Commanding Officer of the School of Air Traffic Control.

Courses Taught
  • The Application of Air Power
  • Air Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Issues
  • Air Power in Small and Irregular Wars
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Australian Defence Policy: Concepts and Challenges
  • Comparative Defence Planning
Areas of Potential Postgraduate Supervision
  • Air Power related topics
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Human Machine Interfaces
  • Military personnel issues
  • Organisational effectiveness