2011 Welcome Service
In 2011 Lieutenant General David Hurley, AC, DSC Vice Chief of the Defence Force (VCDF) was the speaker. He was born in Wollongong, NSW in 1953, and graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in December 1975 into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. His initial posting was to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR). As a Captain he served as Adjutant, Sydney University Regiment, Regimental Adjutant, The Royal Australian Regiment and as the exchange officer with the 1st Battalion Irish Guards (British Army).
He has had a distinguished career and was appointed Lieutenant General Hurley was appointed to the position of the Vice Chief of Defence Force on 4 July 2008.
In 2010 Lieutenant General Hurley was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the Australian Defence Force as Chief of Capability Development Group, Chief of Joint Operations and Vice Chief of the Defence Force.
Lieutenant General Hurley holds the academic qualifications of Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Diploma in Defence Studies. He is married to Linda and has three children.