Thirty UNSW Canberra alumni honoured on Queen's Birthday
Thirty UNSW Canberra alumni were recognised for their contribution to Australian society in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours, alongside the Australian Defence Force Academy Commandant Brigadier Cheryl Pearce.
Major General Fergus McLachlan received the honour of an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Military Division for distinguished service in the appointments of Head Modernisation and Strategic Plans - Army, Commander Forces Command and significant contributions to the Australian Army and modernisation as part of the joint Australian Defence Force for Australia’s interests.
Three UNSW Canberra alumni received the honour of a Member of the Order of Australia in the Military Division.
Colonel Jeffrey Robert Brock was honoured for exceptional service to the Australian Army in the fields of aviation medicine and health.
Colonel Gabrielle Follett was honoured for exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force as Commanding Officer 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion and as a Staff Officer in the Office of the Chief of the Defence Force and Army Headquarters.
Colonel Damian Hill was honoured for exceptional service as Commander Combat Training Centre, Commanding Officer of 4th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery and as acting Commander 3rd Brigade.
Brigadier Pearce received a Commendation for Distinguished Service for distinguished performance of duty in warlike operations as the Commander Task Group Afghanistan, Operation Highroad from February 2016 to November 2016.
Full list of UNSW Canberra alumni Queen’s Birthday Honours
Officer in the Military Division
Major General Fergus Andrew McLachlan AM - Australian Army
Member in the Military Division
Colonel Jeffrey Robert Brock - Royal Australian Navy
Colonel Gabrielle Maree Follett- Royal Australian Navy
Colonel Damian John Hill - Royal Australian Navy
Medal in the Military Division
Commander Glenn Alan Williams RAN - Royal Australian Navy
Major Richard Paul Clark - Australian Army
Group Captain David John Houghton - Royal Australian Air Force
Distinguished Service Cross
Colonel Richard Anthony VAGG
Distinguished Service Medal
Australian Army Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Dudley Garndiner
Colonel Michael Lee Murdoch
Commendation for Distinguished Service
Colonel Kahlil Scarf Fegan DSC
Brigadier Jason Kyle Walk
Colonel Mark Christopher Welburn
Conspicuous Service Cross
Captain Gregory Allen Laxton RAN
Commander Anthony Richard Nagle RAN
Captain Aaron Walter Nye RAN
Chief Petty Officer Michael John O’Donnell
Australian Army Lieutenant Colonel Charmaine Sylvia Benfield
Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Patrick Robins
Colonel Leonard Hendrik Rouwhorst
Colonel Kirsty Marie Skinner
Lieutenant Colonel Henry William Stimson
Brigadier Wade Bradley Stothart DSC AM
Colonel Simeon Luke Ward
Squadron Leader Samuel Ian Harkiss
Squadron Leader Michael James Yeomans
Conspicuous Service Medal
Lieutenant Commander Gordon Jardine RAN
Lieutenant Commander Jasmine Alison Lauer-Smith RAN
Lieutenant Commander Jorge Mathew McKee RAN
Flight Lieutenant Tobias John Liddy-Puccini