Phillip Bennett

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General
Sir Phillip Bennett
Sir Phillip Bennett preparing to lay wreath, May 7, 1992.JPEG
23rd Governor of Tasmania
In office
19 October 1987 – 2 October 1995
Monarch Queen Elizabeth II
Preceded by Sir James Plimsoll
Succeeded by Sir Guy Green
Personal details
Born (1928-12-27) 27 December 1928 (age 89)
East Fremantle, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Soldier
Awards Companion of the Order of Australia
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Knight of the Order of St John
Mentioned in Despatches
Commander of the Legion of Merit (United States)
Military service
Allegiance  Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1946–1987
Rank General
Commands Chief of the Defence Force (1984–87)
Chief of General Staff (1982–84)
1st Division (1977–79)
1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1967–69)
2nd Commando Company (1958–61)
Battles/wars Korean War
Malayan Emergency
Vietnam War

General Sir Phillip Harvey Bennett (born 27 December 1928) is an Australian politician. He is a retired senior officer of the Australian Army. He served as Chief of the Australian Defence Force from 1984 to 1987, and later as Governor of Tasmania from 1987 to 1995.

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