Speakers

Army
Brigadier David Thompson
Brigadier David Thompson was born and raised in WA and joined the Army Reserve in 1980 as a Private Soldier. He has risen through the ranks to Brigadier and Commanded the WA 13th Brigade before retiring in Jan of 2018. The highlights of his career has seen him serve in both the Australian Army’s regular and reserve forces attending the Command and Staff College in Canberra. He has served on a variety of domestic security operations including CHOGM and also commanded the Multi National Peace Keeping Operation in the Solomon Islands for 13 months in the lead up to their elections.

Brigadier Thompson is currently a Teacher working for the Department of Education and Training, Western Australia. On graduation from Claremont Teacher’s College in 1983 he has worked in a variety of postings in the city and in the Kimberly, Pilbara regions also as a Deputy Principal, Head of Dept Senior Primary, Information Technology and Class Teacher. He is also the Warden of the Kings Park War Memorial and the Chairman of the John XXIII Fathering Project. He is an enthusiastic surfer and SCUBA diver in his spare time.


Event Overview

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Join AIM WA members and WA DEFENCE REVIEW to hear from Brigadier David Thompson on military leadership and its transferable application for civilian management professionals.

Brigadier David Thompson served in both the Australian Army’s regular and reserve forces attending the Command and Staff College in Canberra. He has served on a variety of domestic security operations including CHOGM and also commanded the Multi National Peace Keeping Operation in the Solomon Islands for 13 months in the lead up to their elections.

Following the presentation, join us for an exclusive guided tour of the newly refurbished Australian Army Museum of Western Australia located at the historic Artillery Barracks in Fremantle, which is widely regarded as one of the best military museums in Australia.

It is a unique museum that interprets and showcases both the history of the Australian Army in Western Australia, and Western Australians in the Australian Army.

A highlight of the exhibits is the unique Victoria Cross exhibition that will temporarily be open to the public. On display are six original Victoria Crosses awarded to Western Australians, being the largest display of its kind outside of the Australian War Memorial.


This event is Exclusively for AIM WA Personal Members

Army

  • Event code M18600-08
    Residential:No
  • Time 9.45AM - 12.30PM
  • Dates
    • 30 August, 2018
  • Location
    • Australian Army Museum of Western Australia
    • Artillery Barracks, Burt St Fremantle

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