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Frank Hickling

Military Person

Lieutenant General Francis John "Frank" Hickling AO, CSC (13 October 1941 – ) was a senior officer in the Australian Army whose career culminated with his appointment as Chief of Army. His appointment ended in 2000, at which time he retired from the Australian Defence Force. Hickling graduated from the Officer Cadet School, Portsea. He undertook his Regimental postings with the Royal Australian Engineers and saw service in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. He was appointed Commander, Northern Command and received the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) for service in that role in 1993. He went on to be General Officer Commanding Training Command and Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the Army and Australian Defence Force in the field of military training in 1996. In February 1998 he led a peace monitoring mission (Operation Bel Isi) to Bougainville following a break in the civil unrest that had existed in that country. He became Chief of the Army in 1998. As Chief of the Army he deployed Australian troops to East Timor. In retirement he chaired the Review of the Australian Defence Force  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1941-10-13
Place of birth
Gosford

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