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    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Alastair Swayn Theatre, Brindabella Conference Centre, Building 35, Brindabella Business Park
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    Williams Foundation financial members are invited to join us for the 2018 Annual General Meeting

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          • 13 Nov 2018
          • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
          • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT
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          Air Vice-Marshal Stephen Meredith AM
          Head Force Integration

          Air Vice-Marshal Stephen Meredith joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1986. After completing navigator training he completed a flying tour with 37 Squadron on C-130E aircraft prior to converting to F-111 strike aircraft in 1991. After completing F-111 conversion, he completed a flying tour at No. 1 Squadron. In 1995 he commenced a long association with 6 Squadron during which time he has held a range of positions culminating in being appointed to Command the squadron in 2006. In 2008 he was appointed Officer Commanding 42WG, and contributed to the introduction into service of the E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft.

          He has held staff positions in F-111 related projects, Capability Development and during 2012 was Chief of Staff to the Chief of Defence Force. Air Vice-Marshal Meredith was promoted to Air Commodore in 2013 and served as the Deputy Air Commander Australia, Headquarters Air Command. In December 2014, he was appointed Commander Aerospace Operational Support Group and became the inaugural Commander of the Air Warfare Centre upon its formation in January 2016. He was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2016 for his contribution to Air Force Capability sustainment.

          Air Vice-Marshal Meredith is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff Course and the Defence and Strategic Studies Course at the Australian Defence College in Canberra. He has deployed twice to the US Air Forces Central Command Combined Air Operations Centre as a Battle Director in 2011 and as the CAOC Director in 2017. He was promoted to Air Vice-Marshal and appointed to his current position as Head Force Integration in December 2017.

          He is married to Sue and they have a daughter, Giaan and son Benjamin. His interests include golf, fishing, rugby and travel with his family.

        Past events

        23 Aug 2018 Seminar: The Imperative for an Independent Deterrent: A Joint Strike Seminar
        07 Aug 2018 Williams Foundation Lunch: Australian Defence Industry Small, Medium Enterprises; Plan Jericho Innovation and Opportunity
        08 May 2018 Williams Foundation Lunch with Air Commodore Joe ‘Vinny’ Iervasi, AM: Air Warfare Centre — Jericho in Action
        22 Mar 2018 Seminar: The Requirements of High Intensity Warfare
        13 Feb 2018 Williams Foundation Lunch: Air C2: Lessons from OKRA - Air Commodore Robert Chipman, CSC
        31 Oct 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
        23 Aug 2017 Seminar: A New Approach, and Attitude, to Electronic Warfare In Australia
        02 Aug 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Joint Integration: A Practioner's Perspective - VADM David Johnston AM, RAN
        19 Jul 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Lunch with Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC Chief of the Defence Force
        20 Jun 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: A Learning Curve for the Swiss Air Force
        11 Apr 2017 Williams Foundation Seminar: Air / Sea / Land: Integrated Force 2030
        15 Feb 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Air Vice-Marshal Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC
        25 Oct 2016 2016 Annual General Meeting
        04 Oct 2016 Williams Foundation Lunch: Connecting the ADF: Challenge or Opportunity? Three decades of insights and lessons learned
        13 Sep 2016 Williams Foundation Members Lunch: 'Jericho - an Update'
        23 Aug 2016 Williams Foundation Members Lunch: 'Where to with CASG' with Kim Gillis
        10 Aug 2016 Williams Foundation Seminar: New Thinking on Air-Sea
        17 Mar 2016 Williams Foundation Seminar: New Thinking on Air-Land
        23 Feb 2016 Williams Foundation Dinner with Lt Gen Christopher Bogdan, United States Air Force
        16 Feb 2016 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: Air Vice-Marshal Warren McDonald, AM, CSC - RAAF Air Mobility
        08 Sep 2015 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: RADM Tony Dalton Romeo Introduction into Service
        06 Aug 2015 RAAF Plan Jericho Half Day Public Seminar
        10 Jun 2015 Williams Foundation Dinner with Chief of Air Force
        03 Jun 2015 LVC Seminar
        17 Apr 2015 Symposium: Integrating Innovative Airpower
        15 Apr 2015 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: AIRCDRE Steve "Zed" Roberton AM

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