Air Marshal (retired) Geoff Brown AO

Air Marshal Geoff Brown joined the RAAF in February 1980 after completing an Engineering degree.  

He graduated from No.111 Pilots' Course in 1981  and has since had many and varied flying roles.

He has operated Chinooks,   been a Flying Instructor, been a member of the Roulettes aerobatic display team, operated Hornets in the roles of squadron pilot, flight commander and executive officer and Commanding Officer 3 Squadron.  

He then completed F-111 conversion and assumed the position of Officer Commanding No.82 Wing in December 2000.  

In 2003 he commanded all F/A-18 and C-130 operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia and a Legion of Merit for his service in the operation.  

He commanded Air Combat Group throughout 2006 and then  from Jan 2007 until Jun 2008 he was Director-General Capability Planning in Air Force Headquarters.  He was the Deputy Chief of Air Force from 30 June 2008 to 3 Jul 2011.

Air Marshal Brown was appointed Chief of Air Force on the 4 July 2011 and served in that role until July 2015. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) during his term as Chief of the Air Force. 

His main sporting passion is Sailplane racing.