Major General P.F. Haddad AO

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January 01, 2010
Major General Peter Francis Haddad was born in Albury in 1947 and enlisted in the Army in 1967. He graduated from the Officer Cadet School Portsea in December 1967 and was allocated to the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps (RAAOC). As a Lieutenant, he served in base logistics unit in Melbourne, Sydney and Singleton. He also served in South Vietnam in 1969 at the 2nd Advanced Ordnance Depot. During the early 1970s he served as the Officer Commanding 2 Air Maintenance Platoon in Sydney and a period as the Adjutant and an instructor at the RAAOC Centre at Bandiana. This was followed by a period of full time study at Monash University where he completed a Bachelor of Economics Degree and a subsequent posting in Melbourne as a materiel manager. In the early 1980s, he served at Army Headquarters in Canberra, attended Command and General Staff College and commanded a base logistic unit in Tasmania. Following a posting to the Directorate of Ordnance in Canberra, he served in the United States for three years. During this time he attended the Florida Institute of Technology and completed a Master of Science in Logistics Management. He then served as an exchange instructor at the US Army Logistics Management College at Fort Lee, Virginia. On return to Australia in 1988, he attended Joint Services Staff College and in 1989 was promoted to Colonel and posted as the Commander of the Moorebank Logistics Group. In 1992 he was posted as the Project Director of the Defence Logistics Redevelopment Project in Logistics Division, Headquarters Australian Defence Force. Major General Haddad was promoted to Brigadier in 1993 and served as Director General Logistics Policy in Logistics Division, Headquarters Australian Defence Force. In 1996 he was posted as Director General Engineering and Logistics Policy - Army, in Army Materiel Division and in 1997 he was posted to the position of Director General Preparedness and Plans in Army Headquarters. In June 1998 he was promoted to Major General and posted as Support Commander (Army). Major General Haddad assumed the appointment as Commander Support Australia on 17 December 1999. In September 2000 Defence Acquisition Organisation and Support Command Australia merged to form Defence Materiel Organisation. Major General Haddad was appointed as Commander Joint Logistics. Major General Haddad was awarded an AM in the 1998 Australia Day Honours. He was subsequently awarded an AO in the 2002 Queens Birthday Honours List. Major General Haddad is married to Leonie, and has two sons and a daughter and two Grandchildren. His interests include tennis, running and Australian Rules Football.

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