Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

QLD: Lecture Notice AIRCDRE Kenneth Robinson CSC Commander Combat Support Group

  • 16 May 2018
  • 11:45 - 14:00
  • RUSIQ Hall Victoria Barracks Brisbane

Royal United Service Institute

   Queensland  Incorporated

Promoting Australia’s National Security & Defence

A Constituent Body of the Royal United Services Institute of Australia

ABN: 91 025.331.202

Tel:      (07) 3233 4420                                                                                   Victoria Barracks

            (07) 3233 4616                                                                                   Brisbane QLD 4000

Secretary: 0411511369                                                                                   Correspondence to:

Email:                                                                        Victoria Barracks Brisbane

Web:                                                                                 ENOGGERA QLD 4051



Guest speaker: Air Commodore Kenneth Robinson, CSC

Commander Combat Support Group

Senior Australian Defence Force Officer – Amberley

1145 hrs for 1200hrs 


PLEASE RSVP BY 14THMay 2018 @1700hrs



Phone Richard Jeffreys OAM 0411 511 369 


Before joining the Air Force in 1989, Air Commodore Ken Robinson worked for five years in the private sector. Following initial officer training he was posted to No 114 Mobile Control and Reporting Unit (114MCRU) where Air Commodore Robinson deployed on numerous exercises throughout Northern and Western Australia as the adjutant of 114MCRU. Other posts that followed as a junior officer and Squadron Leader included that of recruitment officer, career manager, workforce planner and staff officer to Director General Personnel - Air Force. 

Air Commodore Robinson completed his MBA in 2001 and is also a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff Course (2004). He subsequently held command of No 28 Squadron throughout 2005. During this first command tour, Air Commodore Robinson was briefly assigned to the Military Justice Implementation Team. In 2006, Air Commodore Robinson was appointed Director of Personnel Reserves and, in the 2008 Australia Day Honours List, he was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross for his service as the Director. Air Commodore Robinson commenced his second command appointment in January 2009, as commanding officer of No 324 Combat Support Squadron (324CSS) at Butterworth, Malaysia—leading the logistic and administrative support to Australian Defence Force activities throughout South East Asia. 

During his three years in Malaysia, Air Commodore Robinson was force assigned to Joint Operations Command on four occasions as the national commander of the Army, Navy and Air Force elements participating in Five Power Defence Arrangements exercises in South East Asia. In November 2011, Air Commodore Robinson relinquished command of 324CSS to take up the appointment on promotion of Director of Coordination in Air Force Headquarters. In June 2013, Air Commodore Robinson deployed on Operation SLIPPER as the Chief of Staff within the national command headquarters of Joint Task Force 633. On completion of his deployment in January 2014, Air Commodore Robinson took up the appointment as Air Force’s Director of Personnel. In December 2016, Air Commodore Robinson was promoted to Air Commodore and became Commander Combat Support Group and is responsible for Air Force’s airbase operations and expeditionary combat support capabilities.


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software