Chief of Air Force Change of Command

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Chief of Air Force Change of Command (2.9 mins)

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) welcomed its new Chief, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, AO, DSC during a ceremonial parade and flypast in Canberra today. Outgoing Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies, AO, CSC said it has been a privilege to lead the RAAF for the last four years. Air Marshal Hupfeld said it was both an incredible honour and a substantial responsibility to be taking over command of Air Force. Air Marshal Hupfeld has served in the RAAF for almost 40 years. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) in recognition of his performance as Commanding Officer of Number 75 Squadron on Operation FALCONER, and his Squadron was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation. Air Marshal Hupfeld has commanded Air Combat Group, posted as Air Commander Australia and Head Force Design. He received an appointment as Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the Australian Defence Force in senior command and staff appointments. Prior to being appointed Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Hupfeld served as Chief Joint Operations.

Publish Date 03 Jul 2019
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