General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC(Mil) CVO MC (Retd)
Born into an Army family, Peter Cosgrove attended Waverley College in Sydney before graduating from RMC Duntroon in 1968. His first deployment was in Malaysia with the 1st Battalion RAR and later in Vietnam he commanded an infantry platoon. He served as Commander of INTERFET in East Timor in 1999, then Chief of Army and later Chief of the Australian Defence Force before becoming a Knight in the Order of Australia when sworn in as Governor-General in 2014. In August 2019 Sir Peter was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by Her Majesty the Queen.
In retirement, he remains involved with defence, health and other charitable organisations. Married to Lynne since 1976, they delight in their young grandchildren.