Peter Cosgrove

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Sir Peter Cosgrove
General Peter Cosgrove AC MC (Ret'd) at the Centenary of the Kangaroo March launch.jpg
Cosgrove at the Centenary of the Kangaroo March launch in 2013.
26th Governor-General of Australia
Assumed office
28 March 2014
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterTony Abbott
Malcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison
Preceded byDame Quentin Bryce
Personal details
Born
Peter John Cosgrove

(1947-07-28) 28 July 1947 (age 71)
Sydney, New South Wales
Spouse(s)Lynne, Lady Cosgrove
ChildrenStephen
Philip
David
ResidenceGovernment House, Canberra
Alma materRoyal Military College, Duntroon
AwardsKnight of the Order of Australia
Military Cross
Complete list
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Branch/serviceAustralian Army
Years of service1965–2005
RankGeneral
CommandsChief of the Defence Force (2002–05)
Chief of Army (2000–02)
International Force for East Timor (1999–00)
1st Division (1998–99)
6th Brigade (1992–93)
1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1983–84)
Battles/warsVietnam War
International Force for East Timor

General Sir Peter John Cosgrove (born 28 July 1947) is a retired senior Australian Army officer. He is the 26th Governor-General of Australia.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Governor-General-designate to be sworn in – Office of the Prime Minister of Australia, 24 February 2014.

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