Gerald M McCormack, Colonel, Australian Army (Retired)
Colonel Gerald M McCormack retired from the Australian Army in 2000 after having served in operational, training and diplomatic appointments. He commanded tank troops in South Vietnam and a tank regiment in Australia. His diplomatic assignments were to Korea and Germany.
As well as Australia and Vietnam he has served in Europe, Korea and the South Pacific. He is a graduate of The Royal Military College and Joint Services Staff College of Australia, the British Army Staff College and the Universities of Queensland and New England. He has led Australian Army Training Missions to Indonesia and Vanuatu.
During his staff appointments he has been an instructor at the Officer Cadet School and the Army Staff College. Duties at these colleges included lecturing in History and conducting Battlefield Tours. He has also conducted tours of historically significant sites in Australia, Korea, Europe, Turkey, the USA and Canada as well as Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.
His interests, other than rugby football, include nature, international affairs, reading and writing about historical events or travelling to their location and sharing the fun of so doing. His expertise in speaking whilst on board has developed over 6 years, with over 300 presentations.
Colonel Gerald M McCormack is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):