Evening with Major General (Retd) Andrew James Molan, AO DSC

Fri, 26th Jul 2019

06:30pm to 08:30pm

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Date(s) - 26/07/2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Holiday Inn Warwick Farm

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Jim Molan retired from the Australian Army in 2008 after 40 years’ service. He served as a field commander, infantryman, a helicopter pilot and a military diplomat. He has served in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, East Timor, Malaysia, Germany, the US and Iraq. For “distinguished command and leadership in action in Iraq”, Jim was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the Australian Government and the Legion of Merit by the US Government. In August 2008, Jim published his bestselling book Running the War in Iraq. Jim is a commentator on security and military issues in the Australian and international print and electronic media and has written regularly for a number of journals, blogs and newspapers. He has been a director of a number of companies and a consultant to others. As well as being involved in formulating the Coalition’s defence policy while in opposition, Jim was a co-author of the Coalition policy on Border Control. Following the 2013 election, Jim was appointed the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Operation Sovereign Borders (the border control operation). Jim recently participated in an international ethical evaluation of Operation Protective Edge (Israel’s military action in Gaza 2014) and an investigation of the threat to Israel of Lebanese Hezbollah. In the 2016 election, Jim ran as a candidate for the Senate for the Liberal party in NSW. He is a member of the Queanbeyan branch of the Liberal Party and a leader of the Democratic Reform Movement of the NSW Liberal Party. Jim is an Officer in the Order of Australia.

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July 26th 2019

Holiday Inn Warwick Farm

355 The Hume Highway, Warwick Farm, NSW, 2170