Change of Command as New CDF takes over

The ADF has a new Chief after ACM Binskin handed over command to General Angus Campbell at a ceremony in Canberra.

The newly promoted GEN Campbell thanked ACM Binskin for his 40 years’ service in the ADF.

“The work that Air Chief Marshal Binskin and his leadership team have undertaken since 2014 has set a strong foundation for the ADF’s people and capabilities,” GEN Campbell said.

ACM Binskin said he was honoured to serve as the CDF.

“Not one day has gone by without a new challenge, or more importantly, a new achievement by the ADF – and that is what has made the last four years very special.”

Since ACM Binskin assumed command in July 2014, the ADF has deployed more than 27,000 people to over 30 operations around the world.

“I am extremely proud of what the men and women of the ADF have achieved during that period,” ACM Binskin said.

“Whether it is patrolling above or on the waters in South East and North Asia, or Pacific and Indian Oceans; working with other nations to help protect themselves and develop their own capabilities and capacity; protecting our own borders; supporting regional friends after a natural disaster; or helping everyday Australians; the ADF has done an outstanding job.

“I congratulate General Campbell and his team on their appointments and wish them well for the future.”

GEN Campbell said he was honoured to accept leadership of the ADF.

“It is a privilege, it carries a significant burden of responsibility. This is a great organisation filled with people who every day do extraordinary things in the defence of our nation and its interests.

“The Chief of the Defence Force may be one amongst the ADF, but it is a team. I very much look forward to the challenges, and to the comradery and teamwork that will get us through those challenges over the next four years.”

9 July 2018


  1. Crackles says

    Is he in the same vein as Morrison? Time will tell I guess.