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government agency administrator

Michael Jeffery was Australian government agency administrator.


Jeffery, Michael was born in 1937 in Wiluna, Australia.


Diploma, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 1958. Student, Royal College.of Defence Studies, London, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy inTech. with honors, Curtin University, 2000.


Tp. leader Special Air Service Regiment, Perth, 1959—1962. Company Commander, first Battalion The Pacific Island Regiment, 1966—1969. 2d and 3d battalion Royal Australian Regiment, Malaya, 1962, infantry company Commander, 8th battalion, 1969.

Lieutenant colonel, 2nd battalion Pacific Island Regiment, 1975. Colonel, director special forces Special Air Service Regiment, 1981. Brigadier Australia's National counter- terrorist coordination authority, 1982—1983.

Major general Army 1st Division, 1986. Officer of order of Australia, 1988. Assistant chief, general staff of logistics Army, 1989.

Deputy chief of general staff, 1990. Assistant chief of general staff for Mat, 1991. Governor Western Australia, 1993—2000.

Founding chairman Future Directions International, Perth, 2000—2003. Governor general Australia, 2003—2008. Retired, 2008.


  • Other Interests

    Music, reading, golf, fishing.


Married Marlena Kerr. 4 children.

Marlena Kerr