The Royal Military College Graduation Parade

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DEFENCE MEDIA ALERT



Issued by Ministerial Support and Public Affairs, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT

Phone: 02 6127 1999, Fax: 02 6265 6946



MSPA 238/10

Monday, 21 June 2010


The Royal Military College Graduation Parade


EVENT:

Full Time General Service Officer Graduation Parade and

Commissioning Ceremony.


WHEN: 

Tuesday, 22 June 2010.


WHERE: 

Royal Military College Parade Ground, Duntroon.


TIME: 

0930 am for the graduation parade; 1120 am for the commissioning

ceremony.


Media with photo ID are advised to arrive no later than 0910 am at

Patterson Hall at the top of Staff Cadet Avenue.  The Point of Contact

is Lieutenant Mandy Crawford who can be contacted on 0419 631 779.

Appropriate Dress is appreciated.


Background

77 Staff Cadets will graduate. 72 of these, from all states of Australia, will graduate as

Lieutenants in the Australian Army, and one will graduate as a Pilot Officer in the

Royal Australian Air Force Airfield Defence Guard. There are four overseas

graduates. Three from Papua New Guinea, and one from Malaysia.


The Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, is the reviewing

officer for the graduation parade.  He will also present graduation certificates and

commissions at the commissioning ceremony. 


The Graduation Parade and Commissioning Ceremony is an important occasion for

the Australian Defence Force.  It is the culmination of training that has prepared the

Senior Class of the Corps of Staff Cadets for careers as officers in the Australian and

two overseas Armies.


The Sword of Honour recipient and the Queen’s Medal recipient will be presented

during the Graduation Parade.


Media contact: Defence Media Liaison: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664







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