Visitors from the Royal College of Defence Studies hold talks with Commission.
17 June 2010
Fourteen future military and civilian leaders from various nations met with the Commission for detailed talks about community relations in New South Wales. The group was led by Vice Admiral Charles Style CBE of the UK Royal Navy, Group Captain Guy Van den Berg of UK Royal Air Force Wing and Commander Chrissie Taylor of the UK Royal Air Force.
The Royal College of Defence Studies is an internationally-renowned institution and component of the United Kingdom's National Defence Academy. The College’s mission is to prepare senior officers and officials of the United Kingdom and other countries, and future leaders from the private and public sectors, for high responsibilities in their respective organisations, by developing their analytical powers, knowledge of defence and international security, and strategic vision.
The aim of their visit to Australia is to examine from a strategic perspective, the impact of contemporary national and international issues on the current and future stability, security and prosperity of key states and regions in the world.
The tour members were drawn from Jordon, Ghana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nepal, South Africa, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom. Taking part from the Commission were Stepan Kerkyasharian (Chair), Richard Acheson (Director of Community Relations) and Warren Duncan (Media Officer).