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Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston, AK, AFC (Ret’d)

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) was awarded the Knight of the Order of Australia in January 2015 for extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit in service to Australia, through distinguished service in the Australian Defence Force, continued commitment to serve the nation in leadership roles, particularly the national responses to the MH370 and MH17 disasters, and in a variety of roles in the community. 

Sir Angus retired from the military in July 2011 after serving for 41 years.  He was Chief of the Australian Defence Force from 2005-2011 and prior to that was Chief of Air Force for four years.  

Sir Angus is Chancellor for the University of the Sunshine Coast.  He Chairs a number of boards and also serves as a board member for numerous organisations.  He is a visiting fellow of the Australian National University National Security College. In addition, he is the Ambassador/Patron of a number of charitable organisations. Sir Angus has been awarded four honorary doctorate degrees from the University of South Australia, the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales and Griffith University.

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