Mike O'Brien, Historian, Major General Aus. Army (Retd.)
Major General Mike O'Brien graduated from Australia’s Royal Military College, Duntroon and served as a platoon commander and intelligence officer in the Vietnam War. He later wrote the history of his battalion that was published in 1995 and short-listed for a British military history prize.
His extensive military career included regimental, staff training, equipment acquisition engineering and logistics postings culminating in his appointment as Support Commander-Army. He was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross for services to Defence procurement. His last task before retiring from full-time service in 2001 was to review the Australian Army’s wider use of history. He is a graduate of the Australian Command & Staff College, Australian College of Defence and Strategic Studies, Royal Military College of Science (UK), University of New South Wales and Cranfield University (UK) and was a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University’s National Graduate School of Management.
Mike O'Brien is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):