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Major General Richard Wilson AO

Chair, Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Richard Wilson Born in Brisbane, Major General Richard (Dick) Wilson is an infantryman with extensive practical command experience. His service in command and leadership appointments under challenging situations is extensive. He is currently serving as Director of the Defence Intelligence Organisation. He has also held a wide range of staff appointments, mainly in the areas of operations, plans and strategy. Seconded to the Office of National Assessments as a Defense Liaison Officer and Military Analyst in 1993, he was subsequently the Army representative on the Writing Team for the 1994 Defense White Paper, 'Defending Australia.' Major General Wilson has also served on exchange with a US Army Division (1991-1992). His operational military service includes assignment with the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (2001-2002). A graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, the Australian Army Command and Staff College and the United States Army War College, his educational qualification include a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of NSW. More than a third of Major General Wilson's Army career has seen him based in Queensland, specifically Brisbane and Townsville. He has served as the Chair of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority since September 2011
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