Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

Reflection:Military Ethics Education in the ADF

  • 20 Nov 2019
  • 11:30 - 14:00
  • Victoria Barracks Brisbane

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LTCOL Jamie Cullens Bio

Jamie was commissioned into Infantry from Duntroon. His career consisted of command (platoon, company and regiment), staff and training postings. He served in mechanised, armoured, light and airborne units in Australia and the US and was the Commanding Officer of the reconnaissance regiment, Northwest Mobile Force (NORFORCE), from Darwin in 1994 – 95. His operational experience has been in Kashmir, Panama and Iraq.

He resigned from Army full - time service in 1996 and joined the Rio Tinto resources group as a manager in mining operations in Northern Australia until 2001.

Following 9/11 he joined the Department of Defence in 2002 and was appointed as the first Director of the ADF Centre for Defence Leadership and Ethics at the Australian Defence College. Operating as an implementing ‘think tank’, the Centre supports the development of command, leadership and military ethics programs across the ADF.

He was the Secretary of Defence Scholar in 2008 and authored a study on applied military ethics which was endorsed by the Chief of the Defence Force in 2009.

Jamie commenced Reserve service in 2016 and deployed to Iraq in 2018.

He holds a BA (UNSW), Masters (UNSW), a Graduate Diploma in Management and was until recently a Visiting Fellow at UNSW. He was awarded the Chief of the Defence Force Commendation in 2015 for his work on leadership and military ethics at the Australian Defence College and the United States Meritorious Service Medal for his service in Iraq.

 




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